Ian & Val
Firstly, we had a wonderful week at The Grand Hotel on Gozo, staff were always available and all very helpful. Food was excellent and the rooftop BBQ, held 3 nights a week, was 4 courses of superb choices ( 30 euros each ). We took a day trip to Malta on the Fast Catamaran, only 8 euros return for us both. Public transport on Gozo is very cheap and buses run frequently so no problems getting about.
Secondly, advice for other travellers, although having eDocs is advised I would certainly take paper copies of all documents – proof of 2 Covid jabs, easyjet boarding passes, Malta health declaration form ( for entry only) AND your Passenger Locator Form (PLF). It’s far easier showing hard copies as opposed to electronic versions which don’t always work if there are no internet connections at airports. Arriving at Malta airport, there are at least 20 booths processing incoming passengers, so transit through the airport is very quick and efficient. The private transfer to the Gozo ferry and to the hotel worked well – but I’ll never complain about the state of Cornwall’s roads. There are 141 ongoing road works on Malta alone.
Getting a Covid lateral flow test 2 days before our return was simple. We found a local chemist in the village, 10 mins walk from the hotel that only charged 50 Euros each and done by a very friendly doctor who said Malta and Gozo only do nasal swabs not in the throat as well. They provided a hard copy of the result and a confirmatory email was also sent.
Leaving Malta airport was, again, very easy with paper copies of all documentation needed – PLF, copy of negative Covid test, boarding pass etc. Back at Bristo, l it was just to show your passport and off you go!
All in all a really great time was had just relaxing in the sun.