MALTA'S YEAR IN REVIEW (2021) 🗞️

This year has been all about ups and downs. During this pandemic era we are living in, we are almost getting used to this kind of feeling, the uncertainty, the change of plans and knowing that everything can change within a second.


So the goal is to try your best at everything, enjoy every moment and take that step in doing anything you want to do, either if it’s studying abroad, learning a new skill, speaking a new language or jumping from a plane by parachute. Because there is no better moment than now.


If you are reading this you are probably interested in studying in Europe, or more specifically to study in Malta. So if you want to know more about what’s going on in the island here is a review of Malta’s 2021 highlights. These are some of the main events that happened in Malta during last year.


Covid

Nowadays Covid is in everyone’s lips. This virus has become one of the main characters in everyone's life. This last year started with rising cases after the Christmas season was over and relatively light measures.


In March, the non-essential shops had to close and teachers had to continue their classes online. It was only after a sustained vaccination campaign that Malta started to reach a kind of a new normal state and we even reached herd immunity at the start of the summer with the mask rule being relaxed on July 1st.


But things started to get worse after the summer and during this past Christmas season with the new Omicron variant as in most parts of the world. With new restrictions like mandatory masks in outdoor and indoor spaces.


However and luckily, many people are getting the booster and new cases are slowly decreasing in the island. At the end of the year Malta had the fourth-highest booster rate among European Union members, according to the latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Control.

Parliament

Some of the highlights of this past year in Malta’s parliament have been headlines such as:


“Gender corrective mechanism to become law as parliament votes in favour of bill”. This is a corrective mechanism to ensure gender parity in parliament that will become law in time for the next election. The mechanism hopes to pave the way for more women to become MPs.