Malta International Airport has publicly appealed to the government and local health authorities to use digital solutions to verify the health documents of passengers.
Physical checking of documents has led to queues and large crowds at the airport, prompting complaints and fears of COVID-19 spreading.
In a press release, MIA thanked the local authorities for establishing the necessary safeguards to allow for the reopening of tourism but reiterates its appeal for digital solutions.
“The use of technology in this regard would allow for quicker access to passenger data should contact tracing be required as well as contribute to a more seamless guest experience on arrival in Malta,” MIA said.
“Airports Council International (ACI) last week warned that European airports could face chaos and pressure this summer, with lengthy manual document verification processes being identified as one of the factors that could lead to this,” it added.
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