People entering Malta will no need to show a negative Covid-19 test result if they are unvaccinated as from 25 July, the Health Ministry announced on Monday.

As the Mediterranean’s tourist hotspots recover from the pandemic amid a cost-of-living crisis, Christine Amaira compares Malta with rival destinations.

Ratings agency Moody's has confirmed Malta's A2 negative. In a report issued nowadays, it praised the country for the growth and divisification of its economy, adding that the negative outlook reflected a significant increase in the government's debt burden, as well as uncertainties tied to the broader economic recovery, particularly the recovery of the tourism sector.

Almost 27,900 foreign students attended language courses at English Language Teaching schools (ELT) last year - nearly 70% more than in 2020 but still far below the 83,600 in 2019, the last full year before COVID-19.

Feast associations can receive up to €6,000 in financial aid to organise traditional festivities across Maltese and Gozitan villages, through a new scheme launched by the Malta Arts Council.

Tourism businesses in Gozo expect this to be their recovery year post-COVID-19, but they are concerned about rising costs and staff shortages, a survey by the Gozo Tourism Association has shown.

Seashore ladders at Malta's top diving sites will no longer be removed in winter, as the island plans on boosting its recreational scuba diving industry and making up for losses inflicted by the pandemic.

Travel requirements for passengers aged 6 years and over: Travel from any country to Malta is permitted by showing ONE of the following documents:

The Malta carnival will be celebrated in reduced format in Malta and Gozo this weekend, having been put off from February because of COVID-19.

Malta has revised its entry rules to allow only fully vaccinated persons to enter Malta. With effect from 14 July, due to the recent increase in cases of infections imported from abroad, Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health, together with the Public Health Supervisor, announced that English language schools will be closed again until further notice.