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Not All Arrivals From Amber List Countries Without COVID-19 Certificate Are Being Tested, Charmaine Gauci Confirms

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Arrivals from amber list countries without a document certifying that they have tested negative for COVID-19 are only being tested at random, Superintendent for Public Health Charmaine Gauci confirmed.

As of yet, the amber list is made up of Bulgaria, Romania, Spain (only applies to passengers arriving from Barcelona, Girona, and Madrid), Czech Republic and Tunisia.

Arrivals from these destinations are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before their flight to Malta. Passengers who do not present such certificate may be asked to swab at the Malta International Airport (MIA).

If such passengers test positive for COVID-19, they will be asked to self-quarantine.

Times of Malta has recently been revealed that tourists that test positive for COVID-19 at the MIA are being offered accommodation by the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA). All costs for the tourists’ stay throughout their quarantine period are covered by this same authority.

Malta’s amber list first came into effect on 21st August and is being updated on a weekly basis.

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