The Malta Independent 19 June 2021, Saturday

Malta is the first country on Denmark’s Yellow List

Friday, 14 May 2021, 19:40 Last update: about 2 months ago

After Germany reviewed its advice and declared Malta as no longer being 'a Covid-19 risk area,' today, Denmark, as part of its transition to the gradual reopening of tourism activities, announced that Malta will now be the first country in its 'yellow' category, The Malta Tourism Authority said.

"The Danish authorities are advising against non-essential travel to all the other countries."

Effectively this means that Danish tourists can visit Malta, with no quarantine or isolation requirement upon their return, the MTA said.

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"As the summer season draws closer and closer, more countries across Europe and the world are reviewing the travel advices which were in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

"The Maltese Government's strategy of a strong vaccination roll out complimented with restrictive measures aimed at being eased in a gradual manner are the main ingredients behind this sterling news. The Scandinavian market remains a crucial one for a small island state like Malta in attracting high quality tourism to our country. Opening our tourism industry in a responsible manner is key to ensure a sustainable future for one of the major pillars of the Maltese economy," remarked Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo. 

Johann Buttigieg, Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Tourism Authority said that "It is reassuring to see that the sacrifices which businesses and the general population alike made over the past months, together with the efficient National Vaccination Programme, are now paying off, not just through the evident decrease in active cases, but also through bilateral decisions such as the one by Germany and Denmark. The MTA has been striving to ensure that Malta will not only attract tourists because of its beaches, great weather and delicious food, but also because of the fact that it is one of the safest destinations in Europe. We look forward to further announcements by other European countries, hopefully in the coming days."

 


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