Malta has relaxed its prohibition on unvaccinated visitors, instead forcing them to undergo obligatory quarantine upon arrival.
The agreement comes only hours before the new limitations were set to take effect, and it comes after the European Commission criticized them as discriminatory.
On Tuesday evening, an official legal notification announcing the change was released:
The legal notice clarifies that unvaccinated visitors from amber-list nations, which include all EU member states, can enter the country but must “subject to a period of quarantine.”
It also waives the requirement for a certificate or quarantine for children under the age of 12 and those who are unable to receive the vaccination due to medical reasons. Instead, they must provide a negative PCR test that was done no longer than 72 hours to the flight.