On Friday, July 23,2021, the Malta Tourism Authority has signed an agreement with Verifly aimed at offering a hassle-free solution for tourists from the USA, traveling to Malta. VeriFLY’s privacy-centric design ensures the user’s data is secured and only used for the purpose and period of time required to satisfy travel requirements. Moreover, VeriFLY users will maintain strict controls over how, when, and with whom their information is shared. Now with more than 1.5 million active users globally, VeriFLY is the world’s first widely adopted digital wallet created to help travelers and event attendees quickly and safely meet their destination’s COVID-19 requirements.
Travelers from the US to Malta will have the opportunity to verify their wellness and provide other documentation, as required by the Maltese Health Authorities, through the VeriFLY app which helps to streamline the COVID-19 vaccine, documentation validation, and displays results in a clear, reader-friendly manner.
After creating a secure profile on their mobile device, passengers will upload vaccine information and other documentation as required directly into the VeriFLY app. The VeriFLY app will verify that the passenger’s information matches the requirements set by Malta and displays a simple pass or fail message. Following that, the passenger will be guided to fill in the Passenger Locator Form for entry into Malta.
The VeriFLY app, available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, will enable users to activate their “Trip to Malta” pass, which encapsulates the requirements for entry into Malta, organized into a user-friendly checklist, after completing all the required credentials.
“This agreement showcases Malta’s ability to rapidly adjust to the new challenges pertaining to travel. The VeriFLY app will serve as an important tool to secure peace of mind for Americans and the Maltese public health in general. We will continue working hard to assure that the local tourism sector pursues its path towards recovery in a sustainable and responsible manner,” earmarked Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo.
“The MTA is proud to reach this agreement with VeriFLY, which will make it now easier for tourists from the USA to visit Malta, by providing a one-stop-shop for the tourists to submit all the required documentation before their departure. This will mean that tourists will leave with peace of mind from their airports of origin, knowing that all their paperwork is in order, thus starting their relaxing holiday from the moment they step onto the aircraft,” MTA CEO Johann Buttigieg said, adding that with this agreement, the Maltese Authorities are officially supporting the use of VeriFLY for efficient entry into the country.
The sunny islands of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, are home to a most remarkable concentration of intact built heritage, including the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in any nation-state anywhere. Valletta built by the proud Knights of St. John is one of the UNESCO sights and the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Malta’s patrimony in stone ranges from the oldest free-standing stone architecture in the world, to one of the British Empire’s most formidable defensive systems, and includes a rich mix of domestic, religious and military architecture from the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife, and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do. For more information on Malta, visit www.visitmalta.com.
VeriFLY is developed and managed by the biometric authentication and identity assurance solutions provider, Daon. VeriFLY offers travelers a secure and simple way to confirm their destination’s COVID-19 requirements. After creating a secure profile on the VeriFLY app, Daon verifies that the customer’s data matches a country’s requirements and displays a simple pass or fail message. This simple message streamlines the check-in and documentation verification process before departure. The app also provides travelers with reminders when their travel window is coming to a close or once their credential has expired. Learn more by visiting www.daon.com/verifly.
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Malta Tourism Authority
Michelle Buttigieg, Representative North America
Tel: (212) 213-0944
Fax: (212) 213-0938
MTA US Editorial Contact
The Bradford Group
Gabriela Reyes/Karen Hoffman
Tel: (212) 447-0027
Fax: (212) 725 8253