The Dutch government is advising everyone returning from Malta to self-quarantine for 14 days following a surge of cases on the island.
Malta is now listed on the country’s “orange list” which advises against non-essential travel.
“The number of COVID infections is increasing throughout Malta. That is why the colour of the travel advice has been changed from yellow (safety risks) to orange (only necessary trips),” the Dutch government said.
Over the past week, several countries have imposed travel restrictions to Malta in light of a surge of COVID-19 cases with industry experts indicating that the island could also fall under the UK’s quarantine-list soon.
Most recently, the region of Puglia in Italy announced that Maltese travellers would need to self-quarantine for 14 days when arriving.
Malta currently has 440 active COVID-19 cases, the highest it has ever been since the pandemic arrived on our shores, and a large number of new cases are expected today, the Medical Association of Malta said today.