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Could Malta's airport be open by June? Travel ban extended to 15th June
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Jillian Mallia

Local authorities alongside the Superintendent of Health have extended Malta's travel ban until 15th June. 

“The Superintendent of Public Health hereby extends the order of a travel ban on persons to Malta and from Malta to all countries, provided that cargo flights, ferry flights, humanitarian flights, and repatriation flights shall be exempt from this order,” a notice (NOTAM) to airmen stated.

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Malta International Airport closed its doors due to the pandemic's spread on 20th March. It has been closed ever since, with solely repatriation and cargo flights operating in and out of the country. The original travel ban was extended to 31st May and has now been extended once again. The news of the extension comes as Cyprus listed Malta among the countries allowed to operate to the location come June. 

In an interview with WhosWho.mt, MIA CEO Alan Borg noted that the airport isn't the body to decide when the airport would open. "I would be speculating," Mr Borg says on the date of reopening, noting that the best thing the airport can do is be prepared for travel, when the time comes.

23rd May 2020


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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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