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Entry Requirements 

Subsidiary Legislation 465.72 Travel Requirements Order, 2022 provides the legal basis for travel to Malta.

Persons may travel to Malta from any country. Such persons are only permitted to travel to Malta without undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Standards for the Validity of Vaccine Certificates, Recovery Certificates and Test Certificates​ for the purpose of Travel to Malta .
As from 6th June 2022, persons aged 12 years and over are permitted to travel to Malta without undergoing quarantine in accordance with the Standards for the Validity of Vaccine Certificates, Recovery Certificates and Test Certificates for the purpose of Travel to Malta​ and are subject to the provision of proof of either of the 3 following documents:


  1. Proof of Vaccination 

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination on a valid vaccine certificate recognized by the Superintendent of Public Health 

A valid vaccine certificate is where at least 14 days and no more than 270 days have passed after the last scheduled dose of the primary vaccination series was administered. After 270 days, vaccination certificates must include a booster dose. For people under 18 years of age, vaccination certificates with a full primary schedule have no expiry date.

  Malta accepts Vaccine certificates for: 
  i. COVID-19 vaccines that have been granted a marketing authorisation pursuant to Regulation (EC) No726/2004    of the European Parliament and of the Council 
  ii. Vaccines having completed the emergency listing procedure of the World Health Organisation (WHO) as long      as these are supplemented by a valid proof of a negative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)test              obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival (as per conditions below). 
  iii. Primary full schedule with vaccines that have been accepted under WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL)          Procedure, provided that a booster dose with an EMA-approved vaccine has been given. 

Types of Vaccine certificates accepted: 
  i. EU Digital COVID certificate (EUDCC) 
  ii. Vaccine certificate having been recognised as equivalent to EU Digital COVID certificate based on EU                    equivalence decisions issued by the European Commission.
  iii. Vaccine certificates as listed in the Government Gazette by Superintendent of Public Health. 

OR 
   2. Proof of Recovery 
A certificate of recovery indicating that no more than 180 days have passed since date of the first positive test (and no more than 180 days prior to arrival) on:
  i. EU Digital COVID certificate 
  ii. Digital COVID certificate having been recognised as equivalent to EU Digital COVID certificate based on EU          equivalence decisions issued by the European Commission. 
  iii. Any other recovery certificate -Test Certificate of a positive PCR test of not more than 180 days and                      not  less  than 14 days prior to travel as long as this is supplemented by a valid proof of a negative real- time          polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival (as per    conditions  below). 
OR
   3. Test Certificate on: 
  i. EU Digital COVID certificate 
  ii. Digital COVID certificate having been recognised as equivalent to EU Digital COVID certificate based on EU          equivalence decisions issued by the European Commission. Negative PCR test result obtained no more than 72      hours before arrival or a negative rapid antigen test obtained no more than 24 hours before arrival. RAT tests          applicable are only those which featured in the common list established on the basis of Council                                Recommendation 2021/C 24/01 and which is carried out by health professionals or by skilled testing                        personnel  provided it is in the format of the EU Digital COVID certificate. 
  iii. Any other test certificate with a Negative PCR test result obtained no more than 72 hours before                          arrival  issued  from an accredited lab in English. If unavailable in English, an English translation certified by the    laboratory or a medical doctor is to be presented.  


The recognised vaccine certific​ates include:
  -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, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man)​, Uruguay and Vatican City.

  -The Albanian Digital Covid Certificate // Certifikate dixhitale shqiptare COVID
  -The Republic of Angola - Digital Certificate - Vaccination against COVID-19
  -The Arab Republic of Egypt COVID-19 vaccine certificate
  -The Ministerio de Salud, Argentina - Covid-19 Vaccination
  -The Armenian "COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate” issued through the United Information System of Electronic Healthcare in the Republic of Armenia
  -​The Australian International COVID-19 Digital Certificate (Medicare Express Plus App also accepted)​
  -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 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Republika Srpska - Certificate of the COVID-19 Vaccination
  -The Bosnia and Herzegovina - COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  -The Brazil - Certificado Nacional de Vacinação Covid-19 (using ConecteSUS app)

  -The Canadian COVID-19 Provincial Immunisation Records, as verified by Verifly app​
  -The Official Chile's Digital Vaccination Certificate
  -The Chinese vaccine certificates (International Travel Health Certificate in WeChat app); Hong Kong COVID-19 Electronic Vaccination Record; Taiwan [as shown on NHI app])
​  -The MiVacuna COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate – Colombia
  -The Kingdom of Eswatini - COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate​
  -The Ministry of Health - Ethiopia Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination

  -The Ghana Health Service COVID-19 Vaccination Card​
  -The Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey  vaccination certificate
​  -The Government of India - Final Certificate for COVID-19 Vaccination
  -The Republic of Indonesia International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (verifiable at ​ https://verify.kemkes.go.id​) ​(as from Monday 2nd May)
  -The Iraq "COVID-19 Vaccination Card issued by Kurdistan Regional Government – Iraq​
  -The Ivory Coast COVID-19 Vaccination certificate (using maSante CI app)
  -The Japanese Digital Vaccination Certificate for international travel. Non-digital Vaccination Certificate must be verified with Verifly application.
  -The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan COVID-19 Vaccination Certification (verified with Sanad Jo app)
  -The Republic of Kenya - COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate​

  -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 Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Vaccine 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 MySejahtera App​
  -The Republic of Maldives covidSafe COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate (using covidSafe app)
  -The Republic of Mauritius COVID-19 Vaccination Pass (as scanned using beSafeMoris app)

​  -The Moldovian  "Vaccination Certificate" as issued by Moldova Ministry of Health​
  -The Nigeria COVID-19 Vaccination Certification Verification
  -The Sultanate of Oman Immunisation Certificate for COVID-19
  -The Government of Pakistan Immunisation Certificate for COVID-19
  -The Palestinian Ministry of Health Vaccination Certificate
  -The Peruvian Ministero de Salud - Certificado de Vacunacion​

  -The Republic of the Philippines International Certificate of Vaccination (with QR code)
  -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 sehhaty.sa
  -The Serbian “Digital Green Certificate” with a readable QR Code* 
  -The Ministry of Health, Singapore Vaccination Certificate
  -The Republic of South Africa COVID-19 e-vaccination certificate (using Verifly app)
  -The South Korean  "COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate-" as issued through the COOV App
  -The Ministry of Health - Sri Lanka Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination​​
​  -The United Republic of Tanzania Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination 
  -The Turkish Vaccine certificate of full course of vaccination (all QR coded certificates)

  -The UAE Al Hosn vaccine certificate​
  -The UAE Vaccine certificate issued by the Dubai Health Authorities with a readable QR Code
  -The Republic of Uganda COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate​
  -The United Kingdom NHS (paper or digital) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Certificate​, including the Cayman Islands COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (SmartHealth)
  -The United States CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card verified through the VeriFLY app.
  -The Vietnam COVID Digital Pass - as shown on PC-COVID app​
  -The Republic of Yemen COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate 


The following are NOT VALID for travel to Malta:

    • EU Digital COVID Vaccination Certificate showing one dose unless for a single dose vaccine. **
    • Recognized COVID Vaccine Certificates with less than 14 days from the final dose or more than 270 days for            the primary schedule
    • COVID Vaccine Certificates not on the accepted list
    • Negative Rapid Antigen Test, NOT on EU Digital COVID Certificate 
    • Results from Self-tests are not accepted​
RAT tests are not accepted unless on the EU digital COVID certificate format 


Who needs to quarantine in relation to travel and what is the period of quarantine?
Persons aged 6 years and over travelling from any country,who are not in possession of a recognised vaccination, recovery or test certificate as per applicable standards at COVID-19 – Standards for the Validity of Vaccine Certificates, Recovery Certificates and Test Certificates for the purpose of Travel to Malta​,​ 
As from 6th June 2022 persons aged 12 years and over who are not in possession of a recognised vaccination, recovery or test certificate as per applicable standards at COVID-19 – Standards for the Validity of Vaccine Certificates, Recovery Certificates and Test Certificates for the purpose of Travel to Malta​,​
shall be required to submit themselves to a period of quarantine of 10 days in terms of Article 2(2) of the Subsidiary Legislation 465.72 Travel Requirements Order, 2022.
The date of arrival is day zero in terms of quarantine duration.


Requirements for COVID-19 testing for passengers who are subject to quarantine
No COVID-19 test is generally required for release from quarantine at the end of the10-day quarantine period in the case of persons travelling to Malta, however Maltese public health authorities may require individuals in quarantine to be tested at their discretion.


Early Release from Quarantine in relation to travel
Early release is effective for 7 days quarantine from date of swab provided that on the 7th day of quarantine the person undergoes an official swab test (carried out by a health professional) that results negative. Self-tests cannot be used for early release. The day of arrival in Malta is considered to be Day 0 (zero) for quarantine purposes.
If a negative or ‘non-reactive’ result is obtained on DAY 7 the contact may leave quarantine as of 00.01hrs on the 8th day. 
If the test result is positive  or ‘reactive’ then the individual must undergo a period of isolation in line with the standards of isolation  of 10 days with date of positive result as day zero. 
Children under the age of 6 travelling from any country are not required to submit the documentation outlined above for travel purposes. 
As from 6th June 2022, children under the age of 12 travelling from any country are not required to submit the documentation outlined above for travel purposes. 
Airlines and ferries are to deny boarding to those persons who do not abide by the above-mentioned standards.
Random checks for documentation will be carried out at points of entry.


Persons who will travel back prior to end of quarantine
A person who arrived in Malta and is subject to quarantine may travel out of Malta prior to the end of their quarantine period, provided that they have a negative PCR test carried out within the 72hours prior to travel and provided they travel directly from the quarantine address to the airport/seaport. They will need to notify quarantine team by email on covid19.health@gov.mt .


Persons symptomatic while in quarantine
Any individuals in quarantine who experience possible COVID-19 symptoms are required to contact 111 COVID-19 helpline (or+35621324086 from a foreign number) for a swab test.

 

Further Information

For other travel queries please send an email to covid19.health@gov.mt

1)A vaccination certificate will only be accepted as valid if included in the list of approved vaccine certificates

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​,,​ Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette No. 20,687 of 20th August 2021​ Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette No. 20,701 of 17th September 2021​​ issued pursuant to Article 2 of the Travel Ban (Extension to all countries) Order Subsidiary Legislation 465.26, and Article 2, Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette No. 20,705 of 23rd September 2021 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 of the 29th September 2021 ,Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette of the 4th of October 2021​ ,Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette of the 15th of October 2021​​, Legal Notices LN 392 and LN 393​ published in Govt. Gazette of the 21st of October, Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette of the 26th of October 2021​Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette of the​ 7th February 2022​ ,Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette of the​14th February 2022​​  and Government Notice published in Govt. Gazette of the 2nd of May 2022​ of the same order. 

2) 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.

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

4) 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

5) 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 and is readily available at arrival at border. 

6) 
​​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 regulated by 
Legal Notices​ 92, 244, 255 280, 290, 388 and 472 of 2020; and 196, 229, 254, 255, 271, 300, 301, 368, 369, 392, 393, 465 and 466 of 2021.​​

Legal Notices

LN 152 of 2022 - Travel Requirements (Amendment) Order, 2022​ (Effective from 6th June 2022) 
LN141 of 2022 - Second Repealing Regulations, 2022​ ​
LN 134 of 2022 - Travel Requirements Order 2022​
LN 126 of 2022 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 6) 
LN 123 of 2022 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 5) 
​​LN 113 of 2022 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 4) Order, 2022
LN 101 of 2022 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 3) Order, 2022
LN 100 of 2022 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment No.3) Order, 2022
LN 510 of 2021 - Period of Quarantine (Contact with Other Persons) (Amendment No. 2) Order, 2021
LN 466 of 2021 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment No.8) Order, 2021​

LN 465 of 2021 - Travel Ban (Extension to All Countries) (Amendment No.8) Order, 2021​
LN 393 of 2021 - Travel Ban (Extension to All Countries) (Amendment No.7) Order, 2021​
LN 392 of 2021 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment No.7) Order, 2021
LN 369 of 2021 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 6)Order, 2021
LN 368 of 2021 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment No 6) Order, 2021​​
LN 301 of 2021 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 4)Order, 2021
LN 300 of 2021 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment No 4) Order, 2021​
LN 271 of 2021 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 3)Order, 2021
LN 255 of 2021 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 2) Order, 2021​
LN 254 of 2021 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment No 2) Order, 2021​
LN 229 of 2021 - Conditions to be imposed on Persons Travelling to and from Malta Order, 2021​
LN 197 of 2021 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment) Order, 2021​
LN 196 of 2021 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment) Order 2021​
LN 472 of 2020 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 6) Order 2020​
LN 333 of 2020 - Public Health Act - Mandatory Tests for Certain Travellers Regulations​
LN 388 of 2020 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 5) Order 2020 ​
LN 290 of 2020 - Travel Ban (Extension to All Countries) (Amendment No. 4) Order 2020.pdf
LN 289 of 2020 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment No. 4) Order, 2020.pdf
LN280 of 2020 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries)(Amendment no.3)​
LN279 of 2020 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment No.3) Order 2020​
LN252 of 2020 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment No.2) Order 2020
LN244 of 2020 - Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries)(Amendment)​
LN 79 of 2020 - Period of Quarantine (Amendment) Order 2020
LN63 of 2020 - Period of Quarantine (Extension of Countries)
LN44 of 2020 - Service of Notice Relating to Enforcement of Quarantine Regulations​