Sunny Malta is paying holidaymakers up to £174 to visit this summer

Thousands of us can’t wait to head somewhere sunny on holiday after a year without trips abroad.

And, what’s better than a great jolly?

One where you’re paid to be there…

Well, we're in luck as Malta has launched a new scheme paying tourists to visit.

Dream come true, right?

The island – which is in Europe – relies on the tourism industry and is hoping to tempt holidaymakers to choose Malta as their vacay destination.

You could be given up to €200 (£174) towards your accommodation for stays of three nights or more.

Guests staying at participating five-star hotels can €100 (£87) towards the cost of their stay from the Malta Tourism Authority.

And, the hotel will match this amount bringing it up to €200.

Four-star stay tourists will get €150 (£130) off and three-star hotel guests will get a €100 (£87) incentive to visit.

And, if you stay on Gozo – an island 25 minutes off Malta’s coast – you can get 10% off your booking.

Tourism minister Clayton Bartolo told Reuters: “The scheme is aimed at putting Malta's hotels in a very competitive position as international tourism restarts.”

The Tourism Authority has put aside €3.5m for the scheme and hopes to lure 35,000 holidaymakers to the island.

And, to make you feel even safer, Malta is second only to the UK in Europe for the speed of its vaccination roll out.

It was announced on March 31 that Malta would welcome British guests this summer so long as they are vaccinated.

From June 1, Brits who can prove they have had both jabs earlier than 10 days before their arrival can avoid having to show proof of a coronavirus test when they get there.

You will need to show your vaccination card before boarding to go to Malta.

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Tolene Van Der Merwe, director UK & Ireland of Malta Tourism Authority, said: “Malta is a very popular destination for British holidaymakers and is a key contributor to Malta’s economy, so we are excited to welcome back fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom from 1 June 2021.

“The people of Malta are looking forward to tourists returning who have loved our sunshine, culture, food and warm spirit year in year out.”

Trips abroad for holidays are not legally allowed in England until at least May 17.

See the website for more information on travel during the pandemic.

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