Woman fined €500 for trying to travel with false Covid-19 certificate

A Dutch woman, aged 26, was fined €500 after pleading guilty to trying to travel from Malta with a false Covid-19 certificate.

Euredice Annelatt Olijfveld pleaded guilty to the charge when she appeared in front of Magistrate Gabriella Vella.

She was caught trying to leave Malta with the fake certificate today and airport officials informed the Police, who arrested her.

Inspector Hubert Galea, who arraigned her in Court, informed Magistrate Vella that the woman had cooperated fully and therefore a fine was enough.