Author: Giulia Magri and Claire Farrugia

The Marsa footbridge, built without a planning permit, has yet to be made accessible to the public despite Infrastructure Malta saying it had forged ahead with the works without permission because these were an “emergency”. On Monday, the planning ombudsman chastised Infrastructure Malta and the Planning Authority for misusing a provision of the law – that allows emergency roadworks without a permit – when building the Marsa pedestrian bridge. The ombudsman said the project went against the spirit of the law as there was no emergency to carry out the project in question. While the infrastructure agency had justified the…

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Confusion over Malta’s travel rules has led to a dip in holiday bookings from the UK since the initial surge last week, when the island was placed on that country’s green list for travel, according to a major travel agency. Malta has imposed strict rules on those travelling from the UK in an attempt to keep the highly infectious Delta variant out of the island. Only fully vaccinated British tourists are allowed to fly in, with PCR tests now insufficient and those without vaccine certificates denied boarding. A spokesperson for major UK travel agency Thomas Cook, which offers travel packages…

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