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Malta coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Malta. Malta is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Malta. Malta is part of Europe with main city at Valletta. Its Developed country with a population of 425K people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Maltese and English.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 425K people
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🚨 Travel Advice for Malta

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Malta is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Open with conditions

If another country has been visited in the previous 14 days that is classified as a 'dark red zone', travelers will not be allowed to enter without travel authorization and most vaccine exemptions will be revoked.
The list of dark red zones and full details can be found at https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/travel.aspx

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Only approved vaccination certificates are considered valid for travel exemptions. A full list of recognized certificates can be found at https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/travel.aspx

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival at a designated facility. Accommodation will cost €100 EUR per night including breakfast. Travelers are subject to further testing as decided by health authorities.
Residents can apply to undergo quarantine at an alternative address, provided that no unvaccinated people will be staying at the residence or accommodation. The application must be made online at least 10 days before traveling at https://travelauthorisation.gov.mt/

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival.

Additional documents required

A digital passenger locator form must be completed before departure. - Digital passenger locator form
For more details Government of Malta

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 8 people and proof of vaccination will be required to attend events or to access some establishments. Preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. The COVID-19 response in Malta can be found at https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/mitigation-conditions-and-guidances.aspx

Use of masks

Face masks are required in all public spaces and on public transportation. If fully vaccinated, face masks are only required when in the presence of 2 or more people.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating at reduced capacity.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open for vaccinated customers until 3 am, with seating is limited to a maximum of 8 people per table. Customers are subject to temperature checks on entry.

Bars

Bars are open for vaccinated customers until 3 am, with seating is limited to a maximum of 8 people per table. Customers are subject to temperature checks on entry.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs may open for vaccinated customers.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Malta

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Malta

From Monday 28 June, restaurants, bars, clubs, and snack bars will be allowed to continue operating until 2 am, when permitted by the establishment’s license. Establishments whose license requires them to close before 2 am must close at the time set out in the same license.
Also from June 28, sea transport will be allowed to operate with 65% of the number of passengers who are licensed to pick up. This while waterparks will be allowed to operate again.
Contact sports of children under 17 will be allowed again and thus contact sports of all ages can continue. The same goes for fitness classes, which from Monday will be allowed to resume.
Also from Monday, the visiting hours of the main halls in Mater Dei will be increased. Visitors will be allowed to visit patients from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
From Wednesday 1 July, anyone who has taken all doses of the vaccine and 14 days have passed since the last dose and is in possession of the vaccine certificate, will be able to stay 'without a mask in open public places in groups of 2.
Children under the age of 12 may remain without a mask as long as they are accompanied by a person who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
All protocols governing the measures to be released can be found here https://bit.ly/3jBw7qr .
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🛡️ Travel safety for Malta

Exercise a high degree of caution

To travel to Malta, you must provide a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test, taken within 72 hours before arrival. You'll also need to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense. You can avoid these requirements if you hold a recognised COVID-19 vaccine certificate. ​​​​​​​The Australian COVID-19 certificate, available via Medicare, is accepted. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Malta due to impacts of COVID-19.
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