Author: Diana Cacciottolo

Malta has recorded 55 new COVID-19 cases with the majority being students who are in the country to learn English.  It is the highest single-day surge in more than two months, according to official figures, but it is understood that none of the new cases are being treated in hospital. Health sources say 90 per cent of the new cases are unvaccinated and foreign arrivals, most of whom form a cohort of English-language students.  The students are understood to have entered Malta with a negative PCR test but Times of Malta is informed the health ministry now plans to offer…

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Malta International Airport boss Alan Borg talks to Diana Cacciottolo about travel restrictions, vaccine checks and a post-COVID future ahead of an expected influx from the island’s largest tourism market.  The British are coming – 150,000 of them. That’s the prediction of Malta International Airport CEO Alan Borg of the numbers of UK tourists that will descend on Malta between July and the end of this year. Amid a stubborn pandemic that has decimated the tourism industry, Malta’s addition to the UK’s quarantine-free travel list last week is a “game-changer”, Borg says, in an interview ahead of Wednesday’s expected bulk…

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