Malta refuses to accept NHS app as proof of vaccination – .

Malta refuses to accept NHS app as proof of vaccination – .

HHolidaymakers who booked trips to Malta have seen their plans unfold in chaos as the country does not accept the NHS app as proof of vaccination.

But authorities in the central Mediterranean archipelago revealed on Monday that they would only accept printed letters sent by the NHS as proof.

This means that tourists planning to use the NHS app to demonstrate their status risk being turned away at UK airports or at the Malta border, even if they are fully vaccinated.

They worry about the spread of the Delta variant

The UK government’s website says the letters are expected to take “up to five working days” to be delivered.
Several concerned people have sent Twitter messages to the British High Commission in Malta saying the policy means their trips cannot go as planned.
Mark Holland, from Hove, East Sussex, wrote: “I’m traveling in less than three days and I don’t have time to ask for a letter. “
Children aged 5 to 11 can travel if they are accompanying their fully immunized parents or legal guardians and must show proof of a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival.
No test is required for children under five.
The requirement for arrivals to the UK for people aged 12 to 17 to be fully vaccinated is in fact an outright ban as the UK does not vaccinate anyone under the age of 18.
Katie Crookshank, from London, wrote to the High Commission: “We have a 12 year old daughter who is upset because she can no longer be a bridesmaid in August.


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