Data Last Updated: October 09, 2020
Malta is gradually opening to travellers from certain countries. All passengers arriving in Malta are being required to fill passenger locator and travel declaration forms.
Quarantine on arrival to Malta will not be applicable to those travelling from “corridor countries” but suspected persons will be requested to have a swab test. The "corridor countries" are categorized as "Open" in our system.
An 'amber' list of corridor countries is published from week to week from which arriving passengers must produce a negative COVID-19 test result taken not longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta. If a negative test is not presented, a swab test on arrival or a 14 day quarantine period may be required. The 'amber' list of corridor countries are categorized in our system as "test required".
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Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Public gatherings of more than 75 people are banned, and people must leave a distance of at least two meters space between each other.
Those who violate this order are subject to a €100 fine. This rule does not apply to members of the same family who live in the same household.
Customers and clients are required to have their temperature checked before entering the service venue, wear a facemask within the premises, and keep two meters from others. Establishments may only permit entry to one person per every 10 square meters of venue space.
Airlines & Transport
Malta has now reopened its international airport. Flights are being allowed from various countries around the EU, and travellers are not required to quarantine.
The lifting of restrictions applies only to direct flights and passengers have to guarantee that they have stayed in the same country for four weeks prior to the flight. Flights from all other destinations will be allowed to land at Malta's international airport from July 15.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
United Arab Emirates
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Malta has officially reopened its doors to tourists as of July 1st. However, it only allows visitors from 20 countries are allowed to enter. On July 11, Malta added a few more countries to the list. Visitors coming from these countries are no longer required to go on a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
However, anyone who has been to countries with high cases of COVID 19 will be asked to present a special permit from health and will be asked to go into quarantine upon arrival in Malta.
Who Can Enter Malta?
As of July 11, visitors from these countries are allowed to enter Malta without the need to submit a negative COVID 19 test or go on quarantine.
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
According to Visit Malta, any visitor coming from countries not listed above and have not spent at least 14 days in any of the safe countries, must request for a special permit from Health Authorities and might be obliged to do a quarantine upon arrival.
Safety Measures and New Technologies
The government of Malta has taken all the necessary safety measures, invested in technologies, and trained their front liners to make all visitors feel safe and secure during their visit.
New signage and floor markings were installed at the airport terminal to ensure that social distancing measures were followed. The seating arrangements have also been reorganized in accordance with the social distancing requirements.
New technologies were put in place that allows passengers to scan their passports and boarding passes at check-in, which minimizes interactions with the airport staff.
What’s Open In Malta?
Since around the middle of May, the establishments in Malta have been gradually opening. Shops, restaurants, and gyms have resumed operation under the “new normal”.
These are the places opened in Malta where tourists can visit. Take note that social distancing measures and enhanced health protocols are in place.
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Hotels and accommodations
- Museums and attractions (with limited hours)
- Restaurants and bars
- Shopping malls and non-essential stores
- Cinemas and theaters
Which Airlines Are Flying to Malta?
Air Malta, the country’s flag carrier, has already resumed most of its direct flights to Malta since June. Other airlines, such as Ryan Air and Wizz Air have started flying back to Malta in July.
There are plenty of direct flights to Malta coming from various cities in Europe, such as Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, Zurich, Dublin, and Luxembourg.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Any person coming from any other country and has not spent at least 14 days in any of the safe countries needs a special permit from health and may be obliged to do quarantine in Malta if accepted by the Health Authorities.
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Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days