Many Maltese took are taking to the airport seeking to enjoy their Easter holidays abroad, seemingly no longer afraid of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a sight which recalls memories of pre-pandemic travel, many Maltese were opting to spend their holidays starting with the Good Friday long weekend away from the island.
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Until a few months ago, only some young adults expressed interest in resuming their travels as many others, especially the elderly, were still concerned about the virus.
Sentiments have seemingly changed however as the airport was met with long lines of travellers ready to hop onto their flight. The Malta International Airport staff were very efficient and professional in their handling of the return of a busy airport.
Earlier this month, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo revealed that 80% of Malta’s pre-pandemic travel routes had been recovered as measures continue to ease.
As of 11th April, incoming tourists travelling to Malta from a red-listed country were allowed in with just proof of a negative PCR test. This, coupled with vaccination and masking measures being eased, has reignited a craving for travel, which the summer season will surely continue to boost.