The Malta Independent 5 August 2021, Thursday

PN says mandatory vaccination for travel is a 'extreme' measure

Saturday, 10 July 2021, 14:26 Last update: about 25 days ago

The Nationalist Party said today that mandatory vaccination for travel is an “extreme” measure that discriminates against those who are unable to get vaccinated.

In a statement following the government’s decision that comes into force on Wednesday, the PN referred to three proposals it had made earlier this week and which had been ignored by the government.

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The PN proposed that:

1.     Vaccinated travellers present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure;

2.     Unvaccinated travellers to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and also submit themselves to a second PCR test upon arrival in Malta;

3.     Improved logistics to prevent the crowds, disorganisation and “chaos” seen at airports over the past weeks.

As from Wednesday, travellers need to be fully vaccinated to be allowed into Malta.

 “In its panic, the government has now quickly imposed extreme measures that discriminate against people who cannot get vaccinated such as children, pregnant women, vulnerable people, and people who live in countries where the vaccination rate is not high,” it said.

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