Unvaccinated Maltese citizens who are currently abroad and plan to return after the new restrictions come into effect will be required to undergo quarantine upon return.

Children who accompany their parents on trips to Malta will be required to present a fresh negative PCR test for coronavirus. Unaccompanied minors will not be allowed into the country.

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Malta went on to tighten the rules of entry after an increase in the number of coronavirus infections – over the past ten days, this figure has increased fivefold. On Friday, 96 new cases were recorded, seven of them were in the delta variant (the so-called “Indian strain”). At the same time, only three out of 252 COVID-19 patients in Malta are hospitalized.

According to the newspaper, the vaccination rate of the population in Malta is 79% of the adult population – more than 346 thousand people. This is one of the highest rates in the European Union.

Malta did not rule out the registration of “Sputnik V” in the EU until the end of June

According to Fern, most infections are associated with travel abroad, especially with English schools. In this regard, language schools in the country were closed. 90% of cases are people who have not been vaccinated.

The Sputnik V vaccine, as well as other Russian drugs for coronavirus, are not officially approved in Malta. In addition, the island state does not recognize the Covishield vaccine, an analogue of the Indian-made AstraZeneca drug. The country’s authorities have banned entry to travelers from the UK vaccinated with this vaccine.

Russia resumed flights with Malta at the end of May. There are two flights a week from Moscow to Valletta and back.

The spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 in the world

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