Air and sea travel between Malta and specific safe ‘corridor countries’ resumed as of the 1st of July 2020. Incoming travel to Malta is allowed ONLY for persons who would have spent at least 2 weeks in one or more of the corridor country/ies (or Malta) prior to arriving in Malta. The list of countries was published in Legal Notice (LN) 244 of 2020 the ‘Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment) Order, 2020, amended by LN 255 of 2020 and LN 280 of 2020. The list of countries currently includes:
Austria; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Germany; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Norway; Italy; France; Slovakia; Switzerland; Greece; Croatia; Spain; Poland. This list will be revised regularly.
Legal Notice 92 of 2020 the ‘Travel Ban Order’ extends the order of a travel ban on persons to Malta and from Malta to and from all other countries – travel to and from all other countries not in the above list is not permitted.
Thus, travel to Malta from a country not in the above list is not permitted, unless the person travelling has spent 2 weeks in one or more corridor country/ies.
Systems will be in place to verify the origins of passengers arriving after the 1st July 2020.
Only Maltese Nationals with a valid Maltese ID Card, and those who have a valid residency permit for Malta who need to return to Malta are eligible to travel to Malta from countries not on the corridor country list (available at https://reopen.europa.eu). You do not require further approval by the Health Authorities.
You are required to abide by the Medical Protocol for testing of persons arriving in Malta, which includes
- PCR Swab Test done within 7 days of flying 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 done in the 48 hours after arrival in Malta
- PCR Swab Test on day 12/13 from arrival in Malta
And 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Malta’s airport is likely to open for travel to and from certain other destinations from 15th July. At this time we are not in a position to confirm which countries travel will commence to and from, or whether quarantine will be applicable upon arrival in Malta from any particular country/ies. Please understand that this is a constantly evolving situation. Further information will be made available in due course –
It is advisable that you check again next week on the https://reopen.europa.eu website for the revised list of countries, testing and quarantine requirements.
The Superintendent of Public Health may also, in her absolute discretion, issue an exemption for travel from and to Malta if in her opinion the travel of certain persons is deemed to be necessary or essential. This email address is to be used solely for this reason. If you think your request is of exceptional circumstance which warrants consideration by the Superintendent of Public Health please send another email with your request to email@example.com with ‘CONSIDER’ as the first word in the subject title., otherwise you may not receive a reply to your email.
Further COVID-19 related information and downloadable materials on prevention of COVID-19 can be accessed at www.covid19health.gov.mt