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Seated events from maximum 100 people with vaccine certificate from 5 July

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Addressing a 12:30 press conference today, Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne revealed that as from 5th July, Malta will begin gradually reopening social and cultural events.

This means that as from the stipulated date, citizens with a vaccine certificate will be able to attend these events, where attendees must fill in a form to ensure the following of the current COVID-19 protocols.

Fearne specified that the outdoor and indoor events must be enclosed with controlled entry to mitigate the spread and only seated events with a maximum of 100 people will be allowed from 5th July, with the cap increasing to 200 people from 2nd August.

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€100 vouchers for elderly tourists visiting Malta between October & December

€100 vouchers for elderly tourists visiting Malta between October & December
Jun 11 2021 Share

Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo has announced a new scheme for elderly tourists travelling to Malta over a long period of time, where travellers aged 65 and over may receive €100 vouchers at a minimum of 15 nights.

The voucher scheme applies for the period between 18th October and 19th December to incentivise tourism beyond peak season and vouchers can be used on local establishments such as restaurants.

The vouchers will be distributed by the tourism operators and handed to tourists on arrival and are expected to generate five million euro towards the local economy from an investment on one million.

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Jon Mallia sounds off on state Malta & ‘wasted potential’

Jon Mallia sounds off on state Malta & 'wasted potential'
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Local writer, presenter and host Jon Mallia took to Facebook on Thursday to express his concern with the current state of Malta at the moment as well as the population’s frame of mind.

Mallia started his rant with the phrase ‘Gibtu kull m’hawn frak’, lamenting that Malta’s planning framework and passive attitude towards the increasing overdevelopment is damaging the country and its population.

Gibtu kull m’hawn frak.Pembroke, Balluta, Hattard, il-grada ta’ Sandro, is-Sikka l-Bajda …sa fuckin Kemmuna bqajtu…

Posted by Jon Mallia on Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Mallia also alluded to the late Miriam Pace, Panama, Electrogas and the multiple other tragedies that the population had to endure, concluding with a somber note that he is disappointed in the Maltese, for they are ‘wasted potential’ in the lack of effort made in the face of such issues.

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Malta International Airport given 5-star rating for pandemic initiatives

Malta International Airport given 5-star rating for pandemic initiatives
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The Malta International Airport has been awarded a prestigious 5-star rating from leading transport organisation Skytrax for its health & safety efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MIA joins eight other airports from around the world who have received the highest classification for evaluation processes, protocols and airport facilities as well as conformity with the World Health Organisation’s guidelines.

Beyond observation of health and safety protocols in the airport’s principle zones as well as criteria such ATM buttons, escalator handrails and sanitation methods.

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