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Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 16, 2022

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the latest Air Malta restructuring plan announced by Finance Minister Clyde Caruana and the airline’s executive Chairman David Curmi and strongly concurs that the Maltese Islands must have a national airline. MHRA has for many years now argued that the airline must be sustainable. One of […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 14, 2022

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) notes that the new measures announced yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne are a “hammer blow” for the hospitality sector as these lead to anomalies in the rules applicable to different economic sectors. 2020 and 2021 have been two years of chopping and changing for the hospitality […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 13, 2022

Turkey’s Directorate of Communications on Thursday has launched a campaign to announce the country’s decision to use “Turkiye” in the international arena. As part of the campaign called “Hello Turkiye,” the Directorate of Communications shared a promotional video, which was prepared to strengthen the Turkish brand, on its social media accounts. Foreign tourists in different […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 13, 2022

The important role that tourism will play in the recovery of national economies and global trade has been highlighted in the 2022 edition of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report by the United Nations. Drawing on data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), WESP underlines the sector’s importance for the world economy and […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 13, 2022

As of Monday, people who have taken the Covid-19 booster shot will no longer need to wear masks in public as long as they are not in groups of more than two people, Maltese Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne has said. He added that mask wearing remains recommended and said that this measure is being […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 10, 2022

People who haven’t been jabbed are barred from domestic flights. People in Italy who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are barred from restaurants or taking domestic flights under new rules which came into force Monday as schools reopened nationwide. Only those who have recently recovered from a coronavirus infection are exempt from the regulations, which […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 10, 2022

MIA joins Brussels in criticism over controversial ‘three month’ rule Malta International Airport has urged health authorities to reconsider new vaccine certificate rules due to come into force next week, saying they put an “unnecessary burden” on Maltese residents. The rules make it harder for Maltese residents to travel than other Europeans and therefore put […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 10, 2022

The President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) Tony Zahra, stated that the association will be meeting with the health authorities in the coming days to discuss amongst other points, the quarantine period. Tony Zahra, stressed to the newspaper ILLUM that all those who are completely vaccinated and have even taken the booster, […]


Greece on Sunday set a February deadline for people to receive coronavirus booster jabs and will bar those without the additional dose from most indoor venues. “From February 1, anyone who has not taken the booster dose after a seven month period (from the second dose) will be considered unvaccinated,” Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris […]

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