Malta will require all travelers to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination next week, following a spike in virus cases, ailetravel.net informs, referring to Times of Malta.
Health Minister Chris Fearne said that incoming travelers would have to present a recognized vaccine certificate to be allowed into Malta as of July 14.
“We will be the first country in Europe to take this step,” he said. “We are not changing other parts of our [reopening] plan for now, but we will do so if the science suggests we should do so.”
Children accompanying their parents will have to present a recent negative PCR test to be allowed in. Unaccompanied children will not be allowed into the country.
Unvaccinated residents cannot travel overseas.
The change will also impact unvaccinated local residents planning trips abroad, the minister said in response to questions.