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Chris Fearne: "If logistically possible," Malta could introduce mandatory COVID testing for tourists
He shared the news in this morning’s press conference.

Jillian Mallia

Currently, Malta doesn’t have mandatory swabbing in place of incoming tourists, like many other countries around the world. However, Health Minister and Deputy PM Chris Fearne has announced that the island could potentially introduce this “if it’s logistically possible.”

“There is no policy that has changed when it comes to our tourists,” Fearne said in the press conference today alongside Prime Minister Robert Abela. “We are working on limiting the number of people who can come to Malta to countries where the COVID-19 situation is under control, countries that are deemed as safe. This is a principle that has been used in a number of countries around the world, with the CDC giving advice on the countries that should be on this list.”

He said that there are some countries, like Germany, considering the introduction of mandatory testing, adding that they will have “absolutely no problem” with also introducing this measure in Malta.

7th August 2020


Jillian Mallia
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A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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