Malta has now launched a new scheme to start paying tourists to visit from June, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic everything was shit down so the European island nation is trying to lure holidaymakers with the new scheme to help Malta where it heavily relies on tourism for income. Hotels in Malta are being asked to sign up to the scheme to help boost Malta’s tourism. The Tourism Authority has already allocated 3.5 million euros for the scheme and hopes it will attract 35,000 visitors through the scheme.
Malta’s Tourism Minister Clayton Bartelo said: “The scheme is aimed at putting Malta’s hotels in a very competitive position as international tourism restarts.”
Director for the UK and Ireland at Malta Tourism Authority, Tolene Van Der Merwe said: “Malta is a very popular destination for British holidaymakers and is a key contributor to Malta’s economy, so we are excited to welcome back fully vaccinated travellers from the UK from June 1st, 2021. The people of Malta are looking forward to tourists returning who have loved our sunshine, culture, food and warm spirit year in year out.”
Visitors staying at participant five-star hotels will get 100 euro towards the cost of their stay from the Malta Tourism Authority, with the hotel matching the amount, equalling 200 euros off in total. Four-star hotel guests will get a total of 150 euros off, while those at three-star hotels will get a 100 euros incentive. Tourists staying on the island of Gozo off the coast of Malta by ferry, get an extra 10% off their booking.
Tourists from the UK from June 1st, 2021, will have to show proof that they had both of their Coronavirus Jabs at least 10 days prior to arrival. Passengers will need to show a vaccination card when boarding to travel to Malta.
All foreign holidays remain illegal in England until May 17th, 2021 at the earliest.