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Government offers expat voters €90 flights to Malta

The government has announced that Air Malta will be offering €90 return tickets for eligible voters living abroad, a day after expats urged the Prime Minister to be allowed to vote at Maltese embassies abroad

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Jeanelle Mifsud
4 May 2017, 11:38am
Air Malta will be offering return tickets on its regular scheduled services at €90 to those eligible to vote in the upcoming election
Air Malta will be offering return tickets on its regular scheduled services at €90 to those eligible to vote in the upcoming election
The government has announced that travel arrangements are being put into place in order to enable eligible voters residing abroad to cast their votes in the June general elections in Malta.

The announcement comes just a day after a group of Maltese expats wrote to the Prime Minister, urging him to allow them to vote in an embassy of their choice, noting that Labour had pledged to do so in its 2013 manifesto. The Nationalist Party and Alternattiva Demokratika had come up with similar promises.

According to the government, Air Malta will be offering return tickets on its regular scheduled services at €90, inclusive of taxes and other charges, to persons who are eligible to vote in Malta at the forthcoming general election, including those married to foreigners, and those studying, working or undergoing medical treatment abroad, as well as their dependents.

Inbound travel to Malta is possible from 24 May 2017 to 3 June 2017, while return travel is possible from 3 June 2017 to 7 June 2017. 

The government added that those persons who opt for early voting on the 27 May 2017 may travel to Malta from 24 May 2017 until 26 May 2017 as to be able to apply at the electoral office.

The deadline to do so is 12:00pm on 26 May 2017.

Those who opt for early voting may then fly back as of the 27 May 2017, but not later than 7 June 2017, the government said. 

Reservations may be made at the Air Malta call centre, specifically on (+356) 25991230.