Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 26, 2022

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) welcomes the announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Dr Chris Fearne that most of the measures that came in force on the 17th January will be lifted on the 7th and 14th February. The MHRA President Tony Zahra said “Hospitality businesses and the public […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 26, 2022

Malta’s vaccine certificate rules will be relaxed in the first half of February for a number of establishments, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Dr Chris Fearne announced in Parliament on Tuesday. Fearne announced that as from Monday 7 February, a valid vaccine certificate will no longer be obligatory for entry into Restaurants, Snack […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 25, 2022

Libya does not need another transitional period, the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Libya said Monday. After meeting with the President of the High Council of States, Khalid al-Mishri in Tripoli, Stephanie Williams said she discussed the obstacles on the way of the country’s electoral process and the means to address them. “I stressed Libya […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 25, 2022

Rescue crews, including the army, worked through the night to evacuate thousands of people stranded in their cars on an Athens motorway after a severe snowstorm swept across Greece on Monday, blanketing the capital and causing traffic chaos. More than 3,500 people had been evacuated by early Tuesday, some abandoning their cars on foot, but […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 25, 2022

The list of potential side effects from COVID-19 vaccines is long. But scientists now say many of the adverse reactions people have been feeling could be caused not by the vaccines themselves, but by the “nocebo effect.” This is when people anticipate a negative response to a medicine and then experience exactly that, even if […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 25, 2022

Hungarian Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi, who is also a Senator of the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, was elected as the first vice-chair of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee for another two and a half years, which makes him the highest-ranking Hungarian MEP in the European Parliament. In the previous parliamentary term, the MSZP MEP […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 24, 2022

The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that the requirement for Covid-19 tests for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving in England will be removed. Boris Johnson updated broadcasters on the policy change, which has been widely expected, today. In media rounds, he said: “What we’re doing on travel, to show that this country is open for […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 24, 2022

Government reaction to the Omicron wave of Covid-19 and resulting uncertainty about restrictions has set back the corporate travel recovery, according to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). The latest GBTA poll completed last week found six out of ten suppliers and travel management companies (TMCs) reported bookings down on the previous month and 70% […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 24, 2022

The government is poised to confirm the removal of all Covid tests on arrival for fully vaccinated travellers, if not by the end of January then in time for the February half-term. However, attention will then turn to how long vaccination certificates remain valid amid concern that a lack of international harmonisation could lead to […]

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The Mediterranean Observer is a news portal dedicated to travel tourism, and hospitality in the Mediterranean region. This portal is managed by the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, based in the Mediterranean country of Malta.