Travelers from 38 US states are allowed to visit Malta starting June 17
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Malta is set to reopen to most U.S. travelers on June 17, following the addition of 38 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to the country’s “amber” list.
“Malta looks forward to welcoming back Americans, one of our strongest inbound markets,” Johann Buttigieg, chief executive officer of the Malta Tourism Authority, said in a statement issued by the country’s superintendent of public health on Wednesday.
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Like many nations that have begun to open their borders to foreigners, Malta is using a color-coded system that allows visitors from certain countries to enter, with conditions, depending on their color designation.
Travelers from countries — or, in this case, states — on the amber list can visit after providing proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel or proof from a healthcare provider that they recovered from COVID-19 within the past 90 days. (Documentation is checked at your departure airport in the U.S. before you’re allowed to board your flight.)
The following states, along with Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, are currently on the amber list:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennesse, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The other 12 states — Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming — remain under Malta’s “red” designation.
Visitors from red states would have to quarantine for 14 days in a safe corridor country, such as Turkey, Greece or Croatia, before being allowed to enter Malta. They also must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours or a doctor’s note certifying they had the virus within the last 90 days.
For more information, check out the Visit Malta website.
Featured photo courtesy of Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour.
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