Holidaymakers heading to Malta will face chaos as the country will not accept the NHS app as proof of vaccination.
From today holidaymakers aged 12-years and older are only allowed to enter Malta if they have had both vaccinations and will have to provide printed NHS letters as proof they’ve had both jabs.
Holidaymakers who do not have the NHS letter will be turned away at arrivals in Malta, even if they are fully vaccinated.
To receive the NHS letter to prove you have had both vaccinations can take “up to five working days” to be delivered.
Katie Crookshank, from London, wrote to the High Commission, she said, “We have a 12-year-old girl who is distraught as she now can’t be a bridesmaid in August.”
She added, “The reputation of Malta being a family friendly island is being damaged. Why can’t they be PCR tested?”
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British High Commissioner to Malta, Cathy Ward, said she was “so sorry to hear this.”
The High Commissioner added that the Maltese authorities have said, “the guidance on teenagers is due to the virus now spreading fastest in this age group and they are worried about the spread of the Delta variant.”