COVID-19 Info

Update on travel to and from Malta – 29.03.2021


In view of the new variant strains of COVID-19 unauthorised travel to and from the UK, Brazil and South Africa is still not permitted. Maltese citizens or persons with a valid Malta resident permit currently in these countries will be given the opportunity to return to Malta, subject to presenting a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, which test is to be taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta and testing on arrival, 14 days of mandatory quarantine with a repeat PCR test required to be taken on day 5-7 of quarantine are required.


All passengers arriving from the following countries will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test before boarding flights to Malta. Passengers who do not present this certificate can be asked to swab at the Malta International Airport or asked to self-quarantine in Malta upon arrival.


  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand,
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia, Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden,
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City


Passengers arriving from the abovementioned destinations will be required to present a negative result of a swab test carried out within the last 72 hours.


Only Maltese Nationals with a valid Maltese ID Card, and those who have a valid Maltese residency permit are eligible to return to Malta from countries not on above list after contacting the Maltese health authorities on covid19.vetting@gov.mt​.


In this regard and until the said Travel Ban remains in place Maltese nationals are advised against all travel to countries not on the above list.

(https://foreignandeu.gov.mt/en/Pages/TravelAdvice.aspx).


However, they are required to abide by the Medical Protocol for testing of persons arriving in Malta, which includes:


  • PCR Swab Test done within 7 days prior to travel to Malta which must be Negative (The result, from a licensed or accredited lab, must be available by the time of travel)
  • PCR Swab Test on day 7-10 from arrival in Malta (test can be done by calling the COVID19 Helpline on 111 or if you have a foreign SIM card you can contact the Helpline on 21324086)
  • You must also observe quarantine, in isolation from all other persons for 14 full days from arrival in Malta. You must not come in contact with other household members if you must share a household. Other household members also need to observe quarantine. The quarantine period needs to be observed in full regardless of any negative swab results. This is as per Legal Notice 63 of 2020, the Period of Quarantine (Amendment) Order, 2020, further amended by LN’s 79, 252 and 279 of 2020 
  • Swab test results and the address where quarantine is to be observed must be sent by email to quarantine.covid19@gov.mt


It is the responsibility of the traveller to check the regulations of the country where one has to transit from before leaving Malta.​​​



Consular Issues:

 

For COVID-19 consular related issues one can contact the Situation Centre at the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs on:

Helpline: (356) 22042200

Email: sitcen.mfea@gov.mt

Address
Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs
Palazzo Parisio
Merchants Street
Valletta, VLT 1171
Malta
18, Zachary Street
Valletta
Malta
331, Allied House
St. Paul Street,
Valletta, VLT 1211
Malta
172, Melita Street
Valletta
Malta

Telephone
2124 2191
2124 2191

Fax
2123 6604
2123 6604

Email
Address
Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds
33, House of Catalunya,
Marsamxett Road,
Valletta, VLT 1850
Malta

Telephone
+356 2295 7500

Email

Website