Malta (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 20 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: As from 30th June 2021, all arrivals from the UK need to present proof of full vaccination with14 days after the second dose. ​

As from the 1st July 2021 the Superintendent of Public Health is recognising and accepting the following vaccination certificate : -“NHS COVID Pass “– NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination record – full course of vaccination with 14 days after last dose
-“EU Digital COVID Certifcate (Vaccination Certifcate) “ full course of vaccination with 14 days after last dose

Children aged 5-11 can travel if they are accompanying their vaccinated parents/legal guardian and must show evidence of a negative pharyngeal Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, dated within 72 hours before arrival. Children under 5 do not need a test. Children aged 12-18 will only be able to travel if they have proof of full vaccination.

If you have a recognised certificate of vaccination you are exempt from pre-travel testing and self-isolation.

Maltese residents or citizens not in possession of a vaccine certificate must obtain prior authorisation from [email protected] You will be required to provide evidence of a negative pharyngeal Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test dated within 72 hours before arrival and quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Everyone must complete a Public Health Travel Declaration and Passenger Locator Form (PLF) or the Digital Passenger Locator Form accessed from https://app.euplf.eu​ .You must show this form to airline officials on departure and health officials on arrival in Malta. The forms should be completed prior to departure.​​

You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to travel to Malta. You should arrange to take a private test.

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all country.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 07.09.2021
1. Until 31 October 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– Nationals and residents of Malta with:
— a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Malta showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a digital EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– an NHS Covid Pass issued by the United Kingdom showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Egypt, Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey or Lebanon showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Turkey with a QR Code, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Dubai Health Authority with a QR Code, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– an Al Hosn COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by the United Arab Emirates, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a “Digital Green Certificate” issued in Serbia, with a QR code and showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Qatar Ministry of Public Health showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate “Certifikate Dixhitale Shqiptare” issued by Albania; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in the USA showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. The vaccination certificate must be verified through the VeriFLY app;
– a “COVID-19 Digital Certificate” issued in Australia and verified through the Medicare Express Plus App;
– a medical certificate showing pregnancy or an antenatal record card.
– Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech;
– passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Isl., Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA (only the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Carolina,Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois,Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin or Wyoming), Vatican City (Holy See) or Vietnam. They must have been in one of these countries for at least 14 days before arrival and must be younger than 12 years or have:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Malta showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a digital EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– an NHS Covid Pass issued by the United Kingdom showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Egypt, Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey or Lebanon showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Turkey with a QR Code, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Dubai Health Authority with a QR Code, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– an Al Hosn COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by the United Arab Emirates, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a “Digital Green Certificate” issued in Serbia, with a QR code and showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Qatar Ministry of Public Health showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate “Certifikate Dixhitale Shqiptare” issued by Albania; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in the USA showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. The vaccination certificate must be verified through the VeriFLY app;
– a “COVID-19 Digital Certificate” issued in Australia and verified through the Medicare Express Plus App;
– a medical certificate showing pregnancy or an antenatal record card.
– Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech;
– passengers arriving on humanitarian, medevac or repatriation flights;
– merchant Seamen;
– nationals or residents of Malta younger than 12 years.
2. Passengers between 5 and 11 years must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. More details can be found at https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/travel.aspx
3. Passengers must complete a “Public Health Travel Declaration Form” and “Passenger Locator Form” found at https://www.maltairport.com/declarationforms/ or https://app.euplf.eu/#/ and present it upon arrival.
4. Merchant seamen must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure. The test result must be in English or accompanied by a certified English translation.
5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at their own expense.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Malta showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– passengers with a digital EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– passengers with an NHS Covid Pass issued by the United Kingdom showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Egypt, Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey or Lebanon showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Turkey with a QR Code, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Dubai Health Authority with a QR Code, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– passengers with an Al Hosn COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by the United Arab Emirates, showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– passengers with a “Digital Green Certificate” issued in Serbia, with a QR code and showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Qatar Ministry of Public Health showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– passengers with a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate “Certifikate Dixhitale Shqiptare” issued by Albania; or
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in the USA showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. The vaccination certificate must be verified through the VeriFLY app;
– passengers with a “COVID-19 Digital Certificate” issued in Australia and verified through the Medicare Express Plus App.
– Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.
More details can be found at https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/travel.aspx

 

Detailed Tourist Information

CURRENT TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL PASSENGERS FROM RED LISTED COUNTRIES/ZONES

1) All passengers are required to present a completed Public Health Travel Declaration and Passenger Locator Form ​(PLF). The Digital Passenger Locator Form can be accessed from https://app.euplf.eu​ . Systems are in place to verify the origins of passengers arriving in Malta. A false declaration will be considered a criminal offence.

2) A valid vaccination certificate recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health (age 12+) for a full course of vaccination (2 doses or 1 dose of a single dose vaccine) with EMA approved vaccines (Comirnaty [Pfizer], Jannsen [Johnson & Johnson], Spikevax [Moderna], Vaxzevria [AstraZeneca]), with batches that are authorized by the national regulatory authority of the administering country, with 14 days after the last dose. Unless all the above criteria are satisfied, persons will need to undergo a 14 day mandatory quarantine period in accordance with the
Standards for Quarantine for Travellers​.
​If the full 14 days have not elapsed after the full course of the vaccine, then a 14 day mandatory quarantine period​
will be necessary.

The recognised vaccine certificates include:

-The Official Maltese vaccination certificate
-The EU Digital COVID vaccination certificate, issued by EU, EEA and non-EU countries
connected to the EUDCC ​gateway. The EU Digital COVID vaccination certificate now
includes certificates from Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, San Marino,
Switzerland, Ukraine and Vatican City.
-The United Kingdom NHS (paper or digital) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination
Certificate
-The UAE Al Hosn vaccine certificate
-The UAE vaccine certificate issued by the Dubai Health Authorities with a readable QR
Code
-The Turkish vaccine certificate of full course of vaccination.
-The United States CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card verified through the VeriFLY
app. The VeriFLY app is available on both Google Play (https://bit.ly/2WkqfrI) and Apple
App Store (https://apple.co/3x8K0zn). Go to https://go.daon.com/veriflyapp​ for Verifly
FAQs.
-The Serbian “Digital Green Certificate” with a readable QR Code
-The Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey vaccination certificate
-The Covid 19 vaccination certificate issued by the Ministry of Public Health, Doha, Qatar
-The Albanian Digital Covid Certificate // Certifikate dixhitale shqiptare COVID
-The Australian COVID-19 Digital Certificate as verified through Medicare Express Plus
App.
-The Arab Republic of Egypt COVID-19 vaccine certificate
-The Lebanese COVID-19 vaccination record card

A certificate with 2 different EMA approved vaccines from the above recognised vaccine certificates is accepted as valid.The list of EMA approved vaccines can be found here: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/treatments-vaccines/vaccines-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-authorised.

The following are NOT VALID for travel to Malta:

•COVID Recovery Certificates
•COVID Vaccination Certificates showing only 1 dose of a vaccine requiring 2 doses, irrelevant of whether after recovery or not.
•COVID Vaccine Certificates with less than 14 days from the final dose
•COVID Vaccine Certificates not on the accepted list
•Negative Rapid Antigen Test, whether on EU Digital COVID Certificate or otherwise

All vaccine certificates are checked and verified at the borders for authenticity. It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that his/her vaccination certificate conforms to the accepted certificates in this list.
​If the full 14 days have not elapsed after the full course of the vaccine, then a 14 day mandatory quarantine period​
will be necessary.​

3)Travellers 12 years and over not in possession of a recognised vaccine certificate will need to present a negative nasopharyngeal Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 test not older than 72 hours on arrival, and will need to undergo a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days in accordance with the Standards for Quarantine for Travellers​. Rapid Tests (Antigen Tests) are not accepted​.

4) Children between the ages of five (5) and eleven (11) years (both ages included) accompanying vaccinated parents/guardian/s must be in possession of a negative result for a nasopharyngeal Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 test, performed no longer that 72 hours before arrival into Malta. Rapid Tests (Antigen Tests) are not accepted. They are required to complete a digital passenger locator form.

5) Children under 5 years of age,accompanying vaccinated parents/guardian/s do not need to present a ​negative result for a nasopharyngeal Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 test. They are required to complete a digital passenger locator form.​

6) Pregnant persons in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, or where the woman’s doctor advises that she should not get vaccinated during pregnancy, are exempt from vaccination requirements and quarantine on arrival from a red country/zone if they present a signed and dated doctor’s certificate to this effect, or their antenatal record card, and are in possession of a negative RT-PCR result performed no longer that 72 hours before arrival into Malta.

7) No specific authorisation is required to travel to Malta from red countries/zones if one has been in a red zone for 14 days prior to travel and fulfils the above criteria, except if indicated as a requirement under one of the following exemptions:

The condition whereby a person may request an exemption from quarantine due to the inability to take any of the approved vaccines for medical reasons is for persons where the first dose of vaccine caused immediate severe anaphylaxis requiring medical -treatment. In all other medical conditions and situations, at least one of the authorised vaccines may be administered safely.​

In the above exceptional circumstance only, on presentation of a valid, verifiable medical certificate which includes clear contact details of one’s medical specialist consultant, may be requested an exemption from quarantine on arrival from a red country/zone by sending an email with all relevant documentation to [email protected] Subject title of email should read as follows “EXEMPTION REQUEST: Name of person for whom the application is being requested.” If exemption is granted they must be in possession of a ​negative result for a nasopharyngeal Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 test, performed no longer that 72 hours before arrival into Malta. Rapid Tests (Antigen Tests) are not accepted. A copy of the exemption letter from the Superintendent of Public Health must also be presented on arrival.

Residents in possession of a valid Maltese ID or Residence Card, whose permanent residence is in Malta and are not in possession of a valid, recognised vaccination certificate, may apply to undergo quarantine at an alternative address if authorised by the Superintendent of Public Health. This is only applicable for those arriving from red countries/zones. Persons who are eligible to quarantine at another address need to submit an application via an online form for Alternative Quarantine Location Requests​ at least ten days prior to their arrival in Malta. This form can be accessed here​. Health authorities reserve the right to accept or reject such requests. All other persons will be required to observe quarantine in a quarantine facility against payment of €100 per night per room including breakfast only.

The relevant documents must be presented to the carrier (by air or by sea) offering travel to Malta. The documents are to be handed by the passenger to the health staff on arrival at Malta International Airport or at the Sea Port terminals.​

​Travellers are advised to ensure that all other documents that may be required, such as visas, are in order and that any required authorisations are obtained prior to making any travel arrangements.

Persons travelling to Malta from the below Red countries/Zones must not pass through transit airports in Dark Red Countries/Zones.​

Travellers arriving from any of the below mentioned countries/regions classified as RED, who have spent 14 days or longer in red zones, DO NOT require prior authorisation to travel to Malta and NO AUTHORISATION CODE IS NEEDED.

Red Countries/Zones:

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
​Belgium
Belize
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Canada
China (including Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong)
Croatia​
Cuba
Cyprus
Czechia
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Iran
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Latvia
Lebanon
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
New Zealand
North Macedonia
Norway
Panama
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Vietnam
United States of America (limited to the following states: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia,​ Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,​ Kansas. Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, ​Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,​ Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,​ Northern Mariana Islands, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio,​ Oklahoma, Oregon,​ Palau, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico,​ Republic of Marshall Islands, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,​ Utah, Vermont, Virginia,​Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin​, Wyoming.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVELLERS ARRIVING IN MALTA FROM COUNTRIES/ZONES ON DARK RED LIST

Travel from Dark Red (Travel Ban) countries/zones is only permitted for essential travel in exceptional circumstances and only with prior authorisation in accordance with the procedure listed below.

Specific authorisation is required for travellers from the following countries subject to an effective travel ban in accordance with the legal notice Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) Order (S.L. 465. 26) It is important to note that 14 days quarantine at the quarantine hotel at a fee is mandatory for all authorised travellers to Malta from dark red zones/coutries, irrespective of vaccination or residency status.

A new online system is in place for applications for exceptional travel authorisations from dark red countries/zones. This new online system will replace the requests previously recieved through the email [email protected]

Anyone writing to [email protected] will recieve an automated email directing them to the new online form as described below. Requests recieved on the email system recieved prior to the 1st September 2021 will still be processed as per previous procedure. Any new applications after this date are to be made via the online form for Travel Authorisation​ which is available on this website.

Who can apply?​

Exceptional approval for essential travel may be granted for persons travelling from Dark Red countries/zones (irrespective of vaccination status), for:

(i) Returning Maltese citizens or residents for long stay/repatriation (not for vacation)
(ii) Other travel considered to be essential by the Superintendent of Public Health in exceptional circumstances only (such considerations may include serious medical reasons, adoption, reunification of spouse/partner/minor/child with parents)

In the case that travel is authorised, a unique, personal non-transferable authorisation code will be sent to each passenger, which code must be entered into the Passenger Locator Form to be completed prior to travel.
Authorised travellers will be required to follow the medical protocol:

•Present a negative result for a nasopharyngeal Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)RT-PCR COVID-19 test taken no longer than 72 hr prior to arrival in Malta. Rapid Tests (Antigen Tests) are not accepted. ​

•Observe 14 days of mandatory quarantine in a quarantine facility in accordance with the Standards for Quarantine For Travellers against payment of €100 per night inclusive only of breakfast, and a repeat PCR test must be taken on day 11-12 of quarantine. Additional testing may be requested on arrival and as required by the public health authorities.

List of Dark Red Countries/Zones

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Benin
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Botswana
Bouvet Island
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
Columbia
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Curacao
Democratic Republic of Congo
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Dominica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Guiana
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guadeloupe
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Martinique
Mayotte
Mongolia
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia (country)
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Cyprus
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn
Reunion
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Barts
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Maartin (French part)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uruguay
United States, minor outlying Islands
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Virgin Islands (British)
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

For other travel queries that are not addressed above can send an email to [email protected]

​Further Information

1) A vaccination certificate will only be accepted as valid if included in the list of approved vaccine certificates as listed here: Government Notices published in Govt. Gazette No. 20,635 of 1st June 2021​, Govt. Gazette No.20,653 of 28th June 2021​, Govt. Gazette No. 20 655 of 1st July 2021​ issued pursuant to Article 2 of Legal Notice 229 of 2021, Government Notice issued pursuant to Article 2 of the Travel Ban (Extension to all countries) Order Subsidiary Legislation 465.26, and Article 2 of Period of Quarantine Order, 2021 Subsidiary Legislation 465.13​, and Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette No. 20,687 of 20th August 2021​. The current list of COVID-19 vaccination certificates recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health are:

​ -The Official Maltese vaccination certificate
-The EU Digital COVID vaccination certificate, issued by EU, EEA and non-EU countries connected to the EUDCC ​gateway. The EU Digital COVID vaccination certificate now includes certificates from Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Ukraine and Vatican City.
-The United Kingdom NHS (paper or digital) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Certificate
-The UAE Al Hosn vaccine certificate
-The UAE Vaccine certificate issued by the Dubai Health Authorities with a readable QR Code
-The Turkish Vaccine certificate of full course of vaccination
-The United States CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card verified through the VeriFLY app. The VeriFLY app is available on both Google Play (https://bit.ly/2WkqfrI) and Apple App Store (https://apple.co/3x8K0zn). Go to https://go.daon.com/veriflyapp​ for Verifly FAQs.
-The Serbian “Digital Green Certificate” with a readable QR Code
-The Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey vaccination certificate
-The Covid 19 vaccination certificate issued by the Ministry of Public Health, Doha, Qatar​

-The Albanian Digital Covid Certificate // Certifikate dixhitale shqiptare COVID
-The Australian COVID-19 Digital Certificate as verified through Medicare Express Plus App.​
-The Arab Republic of Egypt COVID-19 vaccine certificate
-The Lebanese COVID-19 vaccination record card ​
​2) The following are NOT VALID for travel to Malta:

•COVID Recovery Certificates
•COVID Vaccination Certificates showing only 1 dose of a vaccine requiring 2 doses, irrelevant of whether after recovery or not.
•COVID Vaccine Certificates with less than 14 days from the final dose
•COVID Vaccine Certificates not on the accepted list
•Negative Rapid Antigen Test, whether on EU Digital COVID Certificate or otherwise

3) The list of EMA approved vaccines can be found here: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/human-regulatory/overview/public-health-threats/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/treatments-vaccines/vaccines-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-authorised.

4) Persons vaccinated in Malta may download their Maltese and EU digital vaccination certificates from https://certifikatvaccin.gov.mt.

5) The countries connected to the EUDCC gateway can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en.

6) All vaccine certificates are checked and verified at the borders for authenticity. It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that his/her vaccination certificate conforms to the accepted certificates in this list.

7) Systems are in place to verify the origins of passengers arriving in Malta. The Superintendence of Public Health requires that all persons travelling to Malta complete the Passenger Locator Form and Travel Declaration Form. The digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) can be accessed from https://app.euplf.eu​

8) The completed PLF and a copy of your vaccine certificate and negative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) COVID-19 test result (for travel authorised by the SPH for travel under the medical protocol) is to be presented at boarding and then handed over to the Public Health staff on arrival to Malta (at airport or seaport). A false declaration on arrival will be considered a criminal offence.

9) Failure to present the required documents on arrival will result in mandatory RT-PCR nasopharyngeal testing and mandatory quarantine against a fee in accordance with the Standards for Quarantine for Travellers​ entering Malta,

10) ​​Travellers are advised to ensure that all other documents that may be required, such as visas, are in order.

These are the current travel requirements, which are continuously reviewed and are frequently updated. Travel to Malta is currently regulated through Legal Notices​ 92, 244, 255 280, 290, 388 and 472 of 2020; and 196, 229, 254, 255, 271, 300 and 301 of 2021.​
 

Lockdown Details

From Monday 28 June, restaurants, bars, clubs, and snack bars will be allowed to continue operating until 2 am, when permitted by the establishment’s license. Establishments whose license requires them to close before 2 am must close at the time set out in the same license.

Also from June 28, sea transport will be allowed to operate with 65% of the number of passengers who are licensed to pick up. This while waterparks will be allowed to operate again.

Contact sports of children under 17 will be allowed again and thus contact sports of all ages can continue. The same goes for fitness classes, which from Monday will be allowed to resume.

Also from Monday, the visiting hours of the main halls in Mater Dei will be increased. Visitors will be allowed to visit patients from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

From Wednesday 1 July, anyone who has taken all doses of the vaccine and 14 days have passed since the last dose and is in possession of the vaccine certificate, will be able to stay ‘without a mask in open public places in groups of 2.

Children under the age of 12 may remain without a mask as long as they are accompanied by a person who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

All protocols governing the measures to be released can be found here https://bit.ly/3jBw7qr .

 

Sources

https://www.visitmalta.com/en/covid-19
Data Source: covidcontrols.co