The Home Affairs Ministry confirmed this evening that Malta will be suspending participation in the Schengen agreement re-imposing border controls for all passengers.

It said this was being done in view of the Valletta Summit next week and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting later this month.

The ministry said the controls will be reintroduced between Monday and Friday next week and from November 21 to November 29.

It said this was a normal arrangement which was put in place when similar events were held and which was also followed for the Pope’s visit in 2010.

This meant that everyone leaving or entering Malta during this period had to present a valid identification document before leaving Malta and also on arrival.

In the case of Maltese and EU citizens a valid identity card was sufficient. Others required a passport.

Further information can be obtained on 2369 6416 or 2122 2941.

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