Travel Advice

Travel Advice


The Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs of Malta provides travel advice on its website to inform the general public of conditions abroad that may affect the safety and security of Maltese nationals travelling, working or living abroad.

What is Travel Advice?

Travel advice contains information about safety and security issues in specific countries. It is issued in response to safety and security developments around the world. Travel advice is kept under review and is updated to reflect changes in the level of risk to Maltese nationals.

Travel advice is graded across different levels according to the overall assessment of the security situation on the ground in the respective country. It may be of different levels for different regions within the same country.

In the current pandemic environment the risk of finding oneself unable to return to Malta is plausible and beyond the Ministry’s control. Under certain circumstances our diplomatic and consular representations may be unable to assist.
Update on travel to and from Malta – 20.01.2021

Important Notice: Validity of Vaccine Certificate issued by the Maltese Authorities – effective 17th January 2022

- Adults aged 18 years and over:
(i) Primary schedule [1] with last dose administered not more than 3 months previously 
(ii) Primary schedule and booster with last dose of booster administered not more than 9 months previously

- Children aged 12-17 years – primary schedule

Maltese residents returning back to Malta after the 17th January will be allowed an additional 2-week grace period, which ends on the 1st February 2022 with respect to the validity of the vaccine certificate. Following this date, Maltese residents who do not possess a valid vaccine certificate will be asked to undergo a period of 14 days quarantine on their arrival.

[1] Primary schedule refers to the initial course of vaccination as recommended by the manufacturer e.g. two doses of Spikevax (Moderna). Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca) or one dose of the Jannsen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

For further clarifications on matters relating to the health protocol measures or vaccine certificates kindly contact Malta government COVID-19 helpline at +356 21324086.

NOTICE: Travel requirements vary by country and may change at short notice.

A new system is in place for applications for exceptional travel authorisations from dark red countries/zones.
Any new applications are to be made via the online form for Travel Authorisation

All passengers are required to present a completed Public Health Travel Declaration and Passenger Locator Form link (PLF). As from the 16th of August 2021, passengers will only be allowed to submit their passenger locator form (PLF) via the online EU-dPLF platform which can be accessed at  They can then present the submitted PLF with the QR code at check in and on arrival in Malta in digital format or as a print-out. Paper copies of the passenger locator form will no longer be distributed and will not be accepted at check-in or on arrival in Malta.

All passengers are required to present valid vaccination certificate recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health (age 12+), which at present are the following:
  • The Official Maltese vaccination certificate 
  • The EU Digital COVID vaccination certificate, issued by EU, EEA and non-EU countries and territories connected to the EUDCC  gateway. The EU Digital COVID vaccination certificate now includes certificates from Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican City.
  • The Albanian Digital Covid Certificate
  • The Arab Republic of Egypt COVID-19 vaccine certificate
  • The Armenian "COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate” issued through the United Information System of Electronic Healthcare in the Republic of Armenia
  • The Australian COVID-19 Digital Certificate as verified through Medicare Express Plus App.
  • The Republic of Azerbaijan Vaccination card
  • The Kingdom of Bahrain Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Certificate
  • The Government of Bermuda Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • The Canadian COVID-19 Provincial Immunisation Records, as verified by Verifly app
  • The Official Chile's Digital Vaccination Certificate
  • The MiVacuna COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate – Colombia
  • The Iraq "COVID-19 Vaccination Card issued by Kurdistan Regional Government – Iraq
  • The Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey  vaccination certificate
  • The Japanese - Vaccination Certificate of COVID-19 (verified using VeriFLY)
  • The Republic of Kosovo Ministry of Health Vaccination Card for COVID-19
  • The State of Kuwait Ministry of Health SARS-COV-2 Vaccination Certificate
  • The Lebanese COVID-19 vaccination record card 
  • The Libyan - National Center for Disease Control - Libya State of Libya COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate 
  • The Malaysian -Covid 19 Digital certificate verified through MySehatara App
  • The Moldovian  "Vaccination Certificate" as issued by Moldova Ministry of Health
  • The Sultanate of Oman Immunisation Certificate for COVID-19
  • The Palestinian Ministry of Health Vaccination Certificate
  • The Covid 19 vaccination certificate issued by the Ministry of Public Health, Doha, Qatar
  • The Republic of Rwanda – covid19 vaccination certificate issued by Rwanda Biomedical centre (only on presentation of mobile phone number and respective code)
  • The Saudi Arabia vaccine certificate issued by
  • The Serbian “Digital Green Certificate” with a readable QR Code
  • The Ministry of Health, Singapore Vaccination Certificate
  • The South Korean  "COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate-" as issued through the COOV App
  • The Turkish Vaccine certificate of full course of vaccination
  • The UAE Al Hosn vaccine certificate
  • The UAE Vaccine certificate issued by the Dubai Health Authorities with a readable QR Code
  • The United Kingdom NHS (paper or digital) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Certificate
  • The United States CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card verified through the VeriFLY app. The VeriFLY app is available on both Google Play ( and Apple App Store (  Go to​ for Verifly FAQs.​

The following certificates are NOT VALID for travel to Malta:
  • EU Digital COVID Recovery Certificates
  • EU Digital COVID Vaccination Certificate showing one dose unless for a single dose vaccine. **
  • 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

** As of the 1st October 2021, the Maltese authorities will be accepting recognised  vaccine certificates showing recovery from COVID in the previous six months plus one dose of an EMA approved vaccine, as per the vaccination policy of the issuing country, administered at least 14 days prior to arrival in Malta.

Passengers in possession of an EU DCC  vaccine certificate showing 1 dose of either Pfizer, Astrazeneca or Moderna and which is clearly marked as 1/1 rather than 1/2 (which shows incomplete vaccination), then that certificate is accepted for entry since this is in line with the specific country recommendation.
Persons coming from “red” listed countries who do not have one of the above will need to present a PCR test done not more than 72 hours before the journey and shall undergo mandatory quarantine at their own expense. Further details are found here:

For further clarifications on matters relating to the health protocol measures or vaccine certificates kindly contact Malta government COVID-19 helpline at +356 21324086.

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

Travel advice is currently available for the following countries:
(Click on country name for more detailed information)

Legal Disclaimer​

The travel advice issued by the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs is available as a service to the public and is for guidance purposes only. It is aimed to help Maltese nationals make informed decisions prior to travelling abroad. The travel advice is provided “as is” without express or implied warranty that the travel advice on the website will be constantly available or available at all times or that the information provided is complete or up-to-date at all times.

The Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs does not and cannot make decisions for Maltese nationals about whether, when or where they should live, work or travel to. The decision to live, work or travel abroad is personal and so the Ministry is not liable for any decisions taken in this regard. Maltese nationals are responsible for their own safety and security, particularly whenever there is an uncertain security environment.

Keeping adjourned with travel advice

Maltese nationals can keep up to date with travel advice by checking the travel advice section on the website of the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs.

Malta Travel Point

In order to bring its services and those of its diplomatic representations closer to the public, the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs​ now has a mobile application. This app - Malta Travel Point, that can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store or Google Play aims to address difficulties that Maltese citizens may encounter while travelling abroad. Malta Travel Point offers simple and direct information in case travellers need information on the nearest hospital or police station in the area as well as  contact details of the nearest diplomatic representation. The information is available in Maltese and English languages. Thanks to this app, Maltese citizens may access important telephone numbers when they need them most as well as a host of other valuable information. This application is part of Maltapps launched by the government to make its services more accessible to the public.
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Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds
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