The deadline of the COVID-19 government vouchers, which were originally bound to expire by September 15th, has been extended till the end of October.
That’s what Economy Minister Silvio Schembri said this morning. Only 74% of the vouchers have been used, so the government grants people more time to make use of them.
As over a quarter of vouchers are yet to be used, the public still has €12 million worth of vouchers in their hands. The voucher scheme is costing €45 million in total.
Most Maltese and Gozitan residents have collected their vouchers, about 96%, but only 64% of foreigners entitled to the vouchers have collected them.
The voucher scheme was set up to encourage spending on hospitality, retail, and goods and services, to kickstart the economy after it took a hit by COVID-19.
This round of €100 vouchers was the second one the government issued during the pandemic.
Have you used your vouchers yet?