Exteriors prepares another return flight for Spaniards trapped in Malta in the midst of indignation by the conditions of quarantine

The Embassy of Spain in Malta is preparing a new return flight for the dozens of Spanish students and tourists who have been trapped by the mobility restriction

Exteriors prepares another return flight for Spaniards trapped in Malta in the midst of indignation by the conditions of quarantine

The Embassy of Spain in Malta is preparing a new return flight for the dozens of Spanish students and tourists who have been trapped by the mobility restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In Malta there are hundreds of young people between 14 and 18 years old who take advantage of the summer to learn English in academies, many of them have been forced to make quarantines in hotels on the island for having been in contact with people who have put positive.

The Embassy of Spain on the Island, which on Tuesday celebrated the departure of some 60 students to Madrid, has published several messages on Twitter in which he asks families and language schools who know as quarantined with positive Covid who send Details "To collect all the data before possible return flight".

In case of schools and families with students whose data already consists of the consulate, the embassy advises keeping aware of email and phone "for future warnings". Also the ambassador, female consolation, has assured that she continues to work to "alleviate the situation of the rest of the students" in quarantine.

Female held on Tuesday the departure of 60 Spanish students who kept quarantine for possible Coronavirus in a hotel in Malta and to which the Embassy has "accompanied the whole process until boarding" and that is still working to "alleviate the situation of the rest of the students "Quarantine.

He explained that the young people returned thanks to an organized plane, funded and managed by the Maltese authorities that had required a "complex logistics", since it was loaded with minors, who disembarked in Paris, and Spaniards. For this reason, the Ambassador was grateful via Twitter to the Foreign Minister of Malta, Bartolo Clayton, the "effort and intense coordination".

However, the messages of the embassy and the ambassador were received on Twitter by an avalanche of Tweets of family members with criticism and indignation by the conditions in which students should keep the quarantine.

Thus, they explain that they are found in several hotels, such as Bellavista or Marina Corinthia, locked in their rooms, where the cleaning service does not enter and where they receive the food in bags that hotel employees leave at the door.

Maltese authorities demand negative vaccination or PCR certificate to enter the country and warn that, if some positive occurs in a group of travelers, they must all have 14 days of quarantine at an official designated establishment and in which the accommodation and Support will run at the traveler's coast.

Also the website of the Foreign Ministry warns in the section of "Travel Recommendations" which, within the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic, "Every traveler must have the possibility of being affected abroad by restrictions of any Type that prevent or alter their freedom of movement "and that" travelers are responsible for the eventual consequences of their decision to travel. "

Thus, a large warning box on the web emphasizes that "the capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy Network and Consulates of Spain to provide consular emergency assistance is limited" and applies exclusively to Spanish travelers abroad.

In addition, it points out that "can not, in any case, meet the capabilities of other national health systems, require exceptions to third-country regulations, facilitate or cover the eventual prolongation of stays abroad, whether voluntary or forced, or replacing The operation of travel agencies or transport companies ".

Therefore, exteriors underline the recommendation to stay informed at all times, to travel with prudence and have insurance that covers all eventualities during the trip.

Updated Date: 25 July 2021, 04:36

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