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Malta could be removed from UK’s green safe travel list
This comes after the islands’ recent spike in cases.

Jillian Mallia

Malta is reportedly “at risk” of being removed from UK’s safe travel list after the islands’ recent spike in COVID-19 cases, bumping us down to its red list.

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This comes from an analysis done by The Telegraph which said a decision is expected to be taken by the British government “within the next 24 hours.” Apart from Malta, Belgium is also likely to be taken off the list. Countries that are on the UK’s ‘red list’ should be avoided by UK citizens. A 14-day quarantine period could also be re-imposed.

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The news comes after Ireland removed Malta from its own safe list, as well as Monaco, Gibraltar, Cyprus and San Marino. The Irish Independent reported, “anyone travelling to those destinations would now have to isolate for 14 days on the way back.”

Malta’s current COVID-19 stats include 249 active cases after a total of 36 new cases were reported yesterday (20 related to previously clusters and sporadic cases together with 16 migrants). Malta’s total number of cases since the pandemic stands at 926 with a total of 668 recoveries so far.

6th August 2020


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
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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