Kindly note that the information provided below highlights the regulations that are in place at the time of writing. Hence, we encourage you to keep updated with the following website and any other links provided in this email, for any changes and/or announcements that may be put into effect as deemed necessary by our Health Authorities.
As of Wednesday 14th July, all countries will be on Malta’s ‘Red List.’ This means that travel to Malta will only be permitted if one can present one of the Vaccination Certificates mentioned below. This applies to anyone aged 12 and older.
The Maltese Authorities will accept the following certificates:
- Official Maltese Vaccination Certificate • NHS COVID Pass – NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Record • EU Digital COVID Certificate* *Switzerland has joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate framework, and therefore, the Swiss Certificate is also being accepted by the Maltese Authorities.
To achieve full course of vaccination and hence be allowed entry, the second dose of the vaccine must be administered at least 14 days prior to the arrival in Malta. In the case of a single-dose vaccination, the first & only dose must also be taken at least 14 days prior to the arrival in Malta.
Children below the age of 5 years are exempt from any travel requirements. They will be permitted to accompany their parent/s or legal guardians without the need for a negative nasopharyngeal RT-PCR test.
Children aged between 5 – 11 can travel if they accompany their vaccinated parents or legal guardians, provided they present a negative nasopharyngeal RT-PCR test (taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta).
Unaccompanied minors cannot travel to Malta.
All passengers must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form & the Public Health Travel Declaration Form (these forms may be accessed by clicking here) OR the Digital Passenger Locator Form (this form may be accessed by clicking here). The forms should be completed before departure. Both forms must be presented (a.) on departure to airline officials & (b.) upon arrival in Malta to health officials stationed at the airport’s Terminal Temperature Screening Points.
Travellers who are not in possession of one of the abovementioned Vaccination Certificates, require consent from the Maltese Public Health Authorities to be able to enter Malta. This authorisation can be requested by sending an email on [email protected] and writing the following text in the subject line: ‘’CONSIDER [Name of Country/State of Departure]’’. If the travelling party consists of more than one person, authorisation is required for every individual. A pre-departure nasopharyngeal RT-PCR test, 14 days of mandatory quarantine in Malta and other PCR tests during the quarantine period will be compulsory. Testing upon arrival in Malta may also be require when travelling from zones considered to be of higher risk.
IMPORTANT: The following certificates are NOT VALID for travel to Malta:
- Certificates of recovery from COVID-19; • Vaccine certificates for only 1 dose of a vaccine requiring 2 doses, also for people who recovered from COVID-19; • Vaccine certificates with less than 14 days from the final dose; • AstraZeneca vaccine from the following batch numbers: 4120Z001, 4120Z002, 412Z003.
You may wish to keep updated through the following websites: https://www.visitmalta.com/en/ and https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/Pages/health.aspx.