You heard it right .. Malta is paying travellers to visit our island this Summer 2021! In this blog post, I break down how the scheme works and how you can get paid to travel to Malta
Not long ago, the Maltese government launched a scheme where travellers like you & me can get paid to travel to Malta. Tourism in Malta took a plunge due to current ongoing pandemic. Furthermore, Malta relies heavily on tourism for the survival of its economy. That is why the Maltese government introduced the Incentives For Free Independent Travellers.
Get Paid To Travel To Malta:
The Maltese government is planning on giving tourists €200 ($239.98) handout for at least a 3 night stay. Travellers would need to stay in a hotel on the island not an AirBnB. If you are staying at a:
- 5 star hotel, the MTA will give you €100 ($119.98) per person.
- 4 star hotel, the MTA will give you €75 ($89.99) per person.
- 3 star hotel, the MTA will give you €50 ($60.00) per person.
Furthermore, if you’re planning on staying in Gozo, you will get an additional 10% value on the incentives listed above! According to the Maltese Tourism Minister, travellers would need book their Summer 2021 holiday directly through local hotels and must stay for at least 3 days. You won’t be eligible if you book through a 3rd party.
UPDATE 6TH MAY 2021:
The government of Malta just announced new plans for a gradual reopening of Malta:
- From may 24: restaurants and snack bars are allowed to open until midnight
- Pools can reopen until 8pm for swimming only;
- Gyms can reopen but no classes allowed;
- Day centres will reopen;
- Contact sports resume for those aged over 17
- From June 1: Language schools can begin to open to pupils;
- Seated weddings can be held with 100 people inside and 300 outside;
- Restrictions on mask-wearing on beaches and pools lifted;
- From June 7: Restaurants can allow six people per table (up from four)
- Cinemas and theatres can reopen;
- Bars and kazini can serve again but customers must be seated;
- Contact sports will resume;
- Groups of six permitted in public (up from four)
Malta is currently on lockdown but plans to reopen in June. This scheme will start from 1st June and will last until the €3.5 million budget to it is spent.
How To Get Paid To Travel To Malta:
How can you benefit from this scheme? All you need to do is apply through the Malta Tourism Authority! Proof of booking needs to be shown.
What To Do In Malta:
I’m not surprised if this scheme enticed you to participate and visit Malta this Summer! There’s plenty of things to do and see around the island. Furthermore, Malta is dotted with stunning beaches which make it the perfect destination for Summer 2021!
SPEND A DAY WANDERING AROUND MDINA:
Mdina is Malta’s old capital city. The city is also known as the Silent City due to the fact that only residents are allowed to drive inside. Moreover, Mdina is full of hidden corners and gems which make it the perfect location to spice up your feed!
TAKE A DAY TRIP TO GOZO:
Gozo is Malta’s sister island and it’s much more rural and quiet. As mentioned above, the MTA is offering to give more money if you decide to spend your trip in Gozo. The island may be smaller in size, but there’s so much to do and see! You can rent four wheelers and drive around the island, learn about Gozo’s history or spend a day relaxing by one of Gozo’s stunning beaches.
VISIT OUR CAPITAL CITY, VALLETTA:
Valletta is Malta’s capital city and one of it’s most iconic destinations. It’s a must add to your Malta itinerary! Some of my favourite things to do in Valletta include going to the Upper Barraka Gardens, get ice-cream from Amorino’s gelateria and wander around it’s narrow winding streets. Furthermore, Valletta is full of history!
EXPLORE HIDDEN GEMS IN MALTA;
Malta is full of hidden gems. You get some of the most breathtaking views from them!
When is the best time to visit Malta?
This post talks about Summer 2021. It’s true, there is a LOT to do during Summer in Malta. After all, we’re an island! However, each season brings with it new activities and things to do. In winter, we host Christmas markets and Spring is the perfect time of the year to explore Malta’s countryside!
And that brings an end to this post! I hope you find it useful and entertaining at the same time. Bookmark this post so you can keep getting updated on the situation in Malta. Before you leave, make sure to follow me on Instagram and pin this blog post to your Pinterest boards ♡
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