Food & drink
Vaxxed night out! Around 25 establishments are limiting access to vaccinated clients so far
Establishments could have started operating under looser restrictions from 9th October.

Benjamin Abela

Bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues alike are slowly returning to their pre-pandemic state, allowing patrons to enjoy nights out with little to no restrictions.

Of course, this was made possible thanks to Malta’s very successful COVID-19 vaccination effort.

To further quicken bars and restaurants’ return to normality, last month, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that establishments limiting entry to vaccinated customers will get to enjoy looser restrictive measures

…and it just so happens that these came into effect last Saturday, 9th October.

Speaking during a press conference held earlier today, Minister Fearne confirmed that, as of yet, around 25 bars and restaurants have been certified to limit access to vaccinated customers and thus, operate under looser restrictions.

The Health Minister also said that 40 establishments in total have applied to operate under looser restrictions, meaning that around 15 applications are still being processed.

Establishments limiting access to vaccinated clients are allowed to reduce the distance between outside tables from two metres to one metre and between indoor tables from two metres to one-and-a-half metres.

Such bars and restaurants are also permitted to stay open until 3am instead of 2am, provided that their permit allows them to do so.

Amongst other things, venues enjoying looser restrictions can accommodate tables of eight instead of six, offer controlled bar service, and increase music volume to 80db.

Patrons aged 12 and above attending these establishments need to present a valid COVID-19 vaccine certificate upon entry.

Time for a night out!

12th October 2021


Benjamin  Abela
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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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