Instructions on the resum​ption of services following th​e COVID-19 lockdown

Visa services in the UK have resumed on 3 August 2020
Visa services have resumed on 3 August 2020


In view of the measures taken to address COVID-19 (Corona Virus), the Republic of Malta and its Consulates are suspending all visa services as of 18 March 2020, until further notice. Visas will be issued only in extreme cases on humanitarian grounds or in the case of national interest or for the needs of health authorities.​​


Information and Advice from the Ministry for Health​

  • If you have coronavirus symptoms dial 111 or 2132 4086
  • If you are stuck abroad and need assistance dial 0036 2204 2200
  • If you are in quarantine and need help, including food or medicine delivery, dial 2141 1411
  • If you need education-related advice dial 2598 1000​​​​


Dear Patron,

 

Malta and the UAE may be separated by a seven-hour flight, but they could not be more similar.   Both run by ambitious governments with the vision and fortitude to make of their countries the best in their respective regions and in the world, both believe that tolerant and respectful multicultural societies, where all those who wish to contribute can do so and thrive of their gains, are ultimately bound to reap an important dividend: a happy and satisfactory life.

 

COVID-19 has certainly demonstrated the importance of this concept and has also provided opportunities to both countries’ people to show that with resilience and fortitude, wisdom and discipline a country can overcome any predicament and indeed bring out the best.  In fact, both Malta and the UAE have demonstrated these qualities.

 

Following the establishment of diplomatic relations on 20 November 1973, Malta and the UAE went on to sign a number of agreements namely the Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement in 2006, the Air Services Agreement in 1994 (amended in 2006,2007), and more recently, a Memorandum of Understanding on Political Consultations signed in 2014 and a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Public Administration signed in 2016.

 

Spurred by this robust legal architecture, which both countries aim to expand in the coming months, both aim to continue cooperating in innovation; education and training; instituting a culture of public service accountability; enhancing e-services and digital platforms; and accelerating programmes for start-ups.

 

In 2007, Malta was the EU country which conceived of the Euro-Arab Dialogue, launching the first Ministerial Meeting between the European Union and the League of Arab States in 2008 in Malta.  As a European country which has traditionally enjoyed strong links with the Arab world, Malta is uniquely placed to work with our partners in the United Arab Emirates and in the Gulf.

 

The Embassy also salutes the expeditious and hard-working Maltese diaspora in the UAE, which has long-represented Malta impeccably, and continues to do so, through its hard work and contribution to the continuous development of the United Arab Emirates.

 

I hope that you will find this webpage both helpful and inspirational, and please do not hesitate to contact the Embassy should you wish to obtain more information.

 

Please also follow us on

 

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Maria Camilleri Calleja

Ambassador of the Republic of Malta