Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 at 3:25 pm by Andre Camilleri
The Foundation for Environmental Education – FEE, International Blue Flag Jury in Copenhagen, is pleased to announce that the Maltese islands have been awarded the Blue Flag ecolabel for 11 beaches in Malta and Gozo for 2021
The International Jury took into consideration the Covid Pandemic and the restrictions on many of the Blue Flag beaches across the world last year. In some specific countries the Blue Flag granted dispensation cases aligned with the non-compliances due to the pandemic.
It noted how Malta and Gozo followed these restriction in a good manner keeping in mind the safety of beach users in mind. This was to be commended.
BF International asked all Blue Flag National Operators keep track of any new non-compliance on any awarded site during the upcoming season 2021 and ensure that feedback information and dispensation requests are presented again next year at the Blue Flag International Jury in April 2022. The International Jury thanks all National Operators for advising all Blue Flag awarded sites in 2020 to ensure a smooth transition between the seasons 2020 and 2021.
Malta has been awarded the Blue Flag for the following beaches for 2021
Fond Ghadir – Sliema, Westin Dragonara Beach Resort – St Julian’s, St George’s Bay – Paceville, Qawra Rock Beach -Qawra, Bugibba Perched Beach – Bugibba, Ghadira Bay – Mellieha, Golden sands Bay – Mellieha, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay – Mgarr,
Ramla il Hamra Bay – Xaghra, Hondoq Bay – Qala and Marsalfrom Bay – Marsalforn
Blue Flag international congratulated Malta and again urged Malta to also consider Marinas for this award similar to other EU countries thus showing a commitment to clean seas. In Malta no Marinas have achieved Blue Flag status as yet
The National Operation operator for Blue Flag in Malta is the ENGO Nature Trust – FEE Malta. Over 70 countries today take part in this International Eco label aimed at promoting Sustainable tourism worldwide
The Blue Flag season for Malta start on 15 June 2021 and end on 15 September 2021