Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli, last night was one of the guests on the long-running CNN show “Quest Means Business” hosted by Richard Quest.
Minister Farrugia Portelli said that Malta is currently the safest country in Europe to welcome tourists after the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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Farrugia Portelli also spoke of how Malta put the pandemic on the top of its priority list back in February, when the virus started spreading in Europe, adding that Malta, despite relying heavily on tourism, with the sector contributing 30% to the economy, was the first country in Europe to close its borders.
On the safe corridors, Minister Farrugia Portelli said that Malta was in fact one of the first countries to propose this idea on a European level, which was then adopted by the European Commission and is now the main idea behind most of the airport reopening protocols being taken on by various other European Countries.
Malta’s airport will reopen its doors on the 1st July to a select number of destinations, with a full reopening scheduled for fifteen days after, as Malta is now fully ready to welcome back tourists, just in time for the Maltese Summer season!