Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne announced that as from next Monday, two new COVID-19 Testing Hubs will be opened, bringing the total of hubs to 9.
One of the hubs will be located towards to northern region of the island, while another one will be opened at Malta International Airport, with the latter being used for incoming passengers from the countries on the Amber List.
Chris Fearne said that with the new hub at the airport, the testing on incoming passengers will be increasing by 5 times than what it is now – as the newly-available rapid tests will be used, making it possible for faster swabbing, on a larger amount of people, in a shorter amount of time.
Malta’s Amber List currently is made up of the following countries:
- Belgium (All Airports)
- France (All Paris Airports and Marseille)
- The Netherlands (All Airports)
- Poland (Gdansk and Krakow)
- Portugal (Porto)
- United Kingdom (Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle)
- Czech Republic
- Spain (Madrid, Barcelona and Girona)