€100 vouchers to be distributed next week and may be used in 25,000 outlets in Malta and Gozo

As from the coming week the €100 vouchers that can be utilised in 25,000 outlets throughout Malta and Gozo, will begin being distributed, the aim being that of boosting the economy. The Minister for the Economy, Silvio Schembri, said that by the end of this week outlets where the vouchers may be used will be receiving codes that will enable them to accept payment through the vouchers and through an app in their mobile the amount spent will be accredited to their account on the same day.

Minister Schembri announced the details as to the workings of the system as well as secure procedures that will guarantee that a voucher can only be used once and when submitted will transfer the amount automatically to the outlet’s bank account.

Vouchers will be valid to end September and may be used in hotels and restaurants and various commercial outlets that had previously been closed by the Health Authorities in line with Coronavirus restrictions.

Ministry consultant Keith Abela said outlets will simply register the vouchers through a mobile app. This may be done through smartphone to scan the QR code, obtain a VAT receipt and receive the money in their account.

Abela added the vouchers will be distributed by registered post and are transferable between different persons.

MIMCOL CEO Stanley Mifsud explained each person will receive five vouchers worth €20 each voucher four of which wil be red coloured to be used in hotels and restaurants and one coloured blue to be used in other outlets.