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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Malta
Data Last Updated: October 09, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

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".

For the latest updates, refer to these links:

Malta Covid-19 Travel

Visit Malta

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

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

Select Country of Residence
Open to Tourists From:

50 Countries

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Canada

China

Croatia

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Indonesia

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Latvia

Lebanon

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Monaco

Morocco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Rwanda

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Vatican City

Test Required For Tourists From:

4 Countries

Czech Republic

France

Romania

Tunisia

Not Allowing Tourists From:

187 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Iran

Iraq

Isle of Man

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Jersey

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Russia

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United States

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Special Conditions For Tourists From:

1 Countries

Spain

More Details

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.

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • 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
  • Salons
  • 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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