Italy has removed the requirement for international visitors to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) to enter the country. As of May 1, Britons travelling to Italy have been able to enter without completing an online form. The UK Foreign Office website states: “From May 1, travellers will no longer be required to complete a […]


Greece will remove its entry restrictions on May 1, following confusion over its the relaxation of its Covid rules. Earlier this month, health minister Thanos Plevris announced Covid protection measures would be suspended from May 1, which many understood to mean entry restrictions would be lifted. However, there was confusion in recent days after the […]


Turkey is seeing a significant rebound in its crucial industry as foreign arrivals continue to gain pace and income continues to surge, as traces of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continue to fade. Still, Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine is expected to impact the arrivals from Turkey’s top tourist sources, just as the sector continued […]


Ryanair on 27 April announced a new route for its Malta Summer’22 schedule from/to Bournemouth. This new route, which will begin on 2 July, will operate twice per week on Tuesday and Saturday, further supporting Malta tourism recovery from its main inbound market, the UK, just in time for the summer holidays. This additional route […]


MEP Josianne Cutajar has once again been entrusted to continue her work as Standing Rapporteur on Gender Mainstreaming in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) at the European Parliament on behalf of the Socialists and Democrats. In this position, MEP Cutajar is also automatically a member of the Gender Mainstreaming Network, which is […]


Maltese Minister for the Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli said Thursday that the government wage supplement scheme has been extended to the month of May, as well as revealed that the total government investment for the scheme was that of over €720 million. The wage supplement scheme was launched to help recover from […]


A new musical about the life of the great Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio plans to open in the Mediterranean Conference Centre in September, making it the venue’s first in-house production. Caravaggio The Musical, which has been in the works for two and a half years, will tell the story of the artist at […]


Maltese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Chris Fearne announces lifting of several restrictions and changes in isolation rules. The mandatory wearing of face masks will only be applicable in hospitals, health clinics, elderly homes and on flights from Monday 2 May health minister Chris Fearne announced on Friday. Announcing the removal of the […]

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