EU travellers will be able to enter Malta freely should they hold a vaccine certificate starting 1st July 2021, with Maltese citizens being able to use their own certificates to travel throughout the EU as well. Malta’s legal notice has stated that vaccine certificate will be available for 6 months, whereas the EU highlighted that the certificates will be in effect for 12 months.
Europeans are looking forward to travelling again, and the EU Digital COVID Certificate will make it happen safely! ☀️
— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) June 6, 2021
National authorities will issue certificates free of charge, and will be available in either digital or paper format containing a QR code. Indicating whether a person is vaccinated, has had a negative PCR test or recovered from infection, the package will re-establish movement throughout the EU.
MEPS also secured agreements which disallow EU states from imposing additional travel restrictions on certificate holders – such as quarantine. Should other restrictions be necessary, a notification 48 hours in advance should be given to member states and Commission, with public given 24-hour notice in advance.
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