The Malta Independent 24 September 2021, Friday

PN calls for more rigorous screening process within Malta’s airport and sea terminals

Friday, 9 July 2021, 14:19 Last update: about 4 months ago

Following the increase in active Covid-19 cases over the last few days, the Nationalist Party’s Covid action team stressed the importance of a more rigorous screening process for passengers arriving at the airport and sea terminals.

In a press statement on Friday, the Nationalist party published three proposals on the matter. Firstly, the PN said that if passengers arriving to Malta are vaccinated, they are to present their vaccine certificate together with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure.

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The PN proposed that if passengers arriving to Malta are not vaccinated, despite having a negative PCR test, they must be screened by another PCR test as soon as they arrive to Malta.

Lastly, there should be stronger logistics in order to anticipate the sharp rise in tourism. This would also avoid the chaos experienced within Malta’s ports in recent weeks.

“This is important to implement in order to further reduce the possibility of introducing variants in our country and ensure that the tourism and hospitality sector, which is so important for Malta’s economy, continues at the pace it has picked up and continues to be enjoyed by the people in our country,” it said.

“These proposals are also important to implement in order to avoid the risk of re-imposing a number of Covid-19 related restrictions in Malta and instead continue abiding by the preventive measures that are already in force but at the same time live in normality,” the PN said.

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