DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Malta is now offering quarantine-free travel for UAE residents, after Emirates has officially announced that it will resume three weekly services to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus, starting the 14th of July 2021.
Having established itself as a safe destination, with elaborate vaccination plans and a low number of Covid cases, Malta the newly added country to Abu Dhabi’s green list is a wonderful island destination home to dazzling crystalline beaches, impressive historical and cultural sights, UNESCO archaeological attractions, and a wide array of fun-packed activities.
Emirates will operate three weekly flights through the already existing Larnaca service on the two-class Boeing 777-300ER. The flights will be on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, and they will arrive in Larnaca first, then resume to Malta (MLA). (LINK)
Based on Emirates’ guidelines, UAE travellers visiting Malta; who are over the age of 5, are required to hold a negative COVID-19 test certificate for a test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Malta. Passengers must also present a completed Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate at check-in to be accepted for travel to Malta.
Recently, Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has cooperated with local hotels to launch the Incentives for Free Independent Travelers (FIT), where MTA will incentivise independent travellers visiting the Maltese Islands to book their holiday stays in 5, 4, and 3 star hotels directly through discounted rates.
Malta is home to 5 Michelin star restaurants that act as an exceptional gateway to Malta’s gastronomical traditions. It is also the set of many Hollywood productions including the movies Gladiator and Troy, as well as the international hit series Game of Thrones which had one of its seasons shot in the historical city of Mdina.
Residents of the UAE now have the option to spend their long-awaited holiday in the beautiful Maltese islands in the heart of the Mediterranean. The Maltese islands are the perfect summer destination for families and groups, with moderate temperatures all year round, a thrilling collection of family-friendly water and land activities, a charming urban scene and much more.