How Malta’s Contact Tracing App Boosts Travel Safety


Malta’s COVID-19 app get a fresh update, where it will now be able to “communicate” with similar apps from 16 countries across the EU. It’s another fine example of how tech is helping the world get back on track to leave these troubled times behind us.

How it works

MIA CEO Alan Borg had recently commented on how an app is a must-have for any country looking to embrace tourism this summer. Tourism is the island’s bread and butter, and businesses across the nation have suffered greatly. The app in question is already able to inform users if they’ve come into contact with a positive case (provided that person also has the app); the app will allow for cross-compatibility with other countries.

The app will work in the same way, where users have their country’s COVID tracking app functioning on their smartphones. This, paired with the travel certificate discussed between Malta and the UK, could be key in helping Malta become a key travel destination in a nearly post-COVID world.

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The 16 countries in question are Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, and Spain.

Along with the health authorities, Gadgets encourages those who have not downloaded the app yet to do so as soon as possible. It’s available on Google PlayStore and Apple’s App Store.

Do you think this app will help bring tourists to Malta?