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Travel Advice

Introduction

The Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs of Malta provides travel advice on its website to inform the general public of conditions abroad that may affect the safety and security of Maltese nationals travelling, working or living abroad.


What is Travel Advice?

Travel advice contains information about safety and security issues in specific countries. It is issued in response to safety and security developments around the world. Travel advice is kept under review and is updated to reflect changes in the level of risk to Maltese nationals.

Travel advice is graded across different levels according to the overall assessment of the security situation on the ground in the respective country. It may be of different levels for different regions within the same country.


Update on travel to and from Malta – 27.04.2021


All passengers arriving from the following countries will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test before boarding flights to Malta. Passengers who do not present this certificate can be asked to swab at the Malta International Airport or asked to self-quarantine in Malta upon arrival.


  • 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
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand,
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia, Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden,
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City


Passengers arriving from the abovementioned destinations will be required to present a negative result of a swab test carried out within the last 72 hours.


Only Maltese Nationals with a valid Maltese ID Card, and those who have a valid Maltese residency permit are eligible to return to Malta from countries not on above list after contacting the Maltese health authorities on covid19.vetting@gov.mt.


In this regard and until the said Travel Ban remains in place Maltese nationals are advised against all travel to countries not on the above list.

(https://foreignandeu.g​ov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx).


However, they are required to abide by the Medical Protocol for testing of persons arriving in Malta, which includes:


  • PCR Swab Test done within 7 days prior to travel 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 on day 7-10 from arrival in Malta (test can be done by calling the COVID19 Helpline on 111 or if you have a foreign SIM card you can contact the Helpline on 21324086)
  • 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 quarantine.covid19@gov.mt


It is the responsibility of the traveller to check the regulations of the country where one has to transit from before leaving Malta.​​​


Travel advice is currently available for the following countries:
(Click on country name for more detailed information)


Legal Disclaimer​

The travel advice issued by the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs is available as a service to the public and is for guidance purposes only. It is aimed to help Maltese nationals make informed decisions prior to travelling abroad. The travel advice is provided “as is” without express or implied warranty that the travel advice on the website will be constantly available or available at all times or that the information provided is complete or up-to-date at all times.

The Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs does not and cannot make decisions for Maltese nationals about whether, when or where they should live, work or travel to. The decision to live, work or travel abroad is personal and so the Ministry is not liable for any decisions taken in this regard. Maltese nationals are responsible for their own safety and security, particularly whenever there is an uncertain security environment.


Keeping adjourned with travel advice

Maltese nationals can keep up to date with travel advice by checking the travel advice section on the website of the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs.


Malta Travel Point

In order to bring its services and those of its diplomatic representations closer to the public, the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs​ now has a mobile application. This app - Malta Travel Point, that can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store or Google Play aims to address difficulties that Maltese citizens may encounter while travelling abroad. Malta Travel Point offers simple and direct information in case travellers need information on the nearest hospital or police station in the area as well as  contact details of the nearest diplomatic representation. The information is available in Maltese and English languages. Thanks to this app, Maltese citizens may access important telephone numbers when they need them most as well as a host of other valuable information. This application is part of Maltapps launched by the government to make its services more accessible to the public.
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Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs
Palazzo Parisio
Merchants Street
Valletta, VLT 1171
Malta
18, Zachary Street
Valletta
Malta
331, Allied House
St. Paul Street,
Valletta, VLT 1211
Malta
172, Melita Street
Valletta
Malta

Telephone
2124 2191
2124 2191

Fax
2123 6604
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Email
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Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds
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Valletta, VLT 1850
Malta

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