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Travel Advice



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 – 21.12.2020

In view of the new variant strain of COVID-19 currently circulating in the United Kingdom, from Tuesday 22 December 2020, all flights from the United Kingdom will be suspended. In spite of the flight suspensions, Maltese and other persons currently in the UK will be given the opportunity to return to Malta. Authorised returning persons will be requested to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta; they will be subject to testing on arrival and 14 days of mandatory quarantine, with a repeat PCR test required on day 5-7 of quarantine.

The ‘amber list’ of countries:​

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
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy (all airports except Sicily and Sardegna)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco​
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal (all airports except Madeira, Azores)
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (all airports except Canarias)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • 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.

This ‘amber list’ will be updated regularly.

The list of countries was published in Legal Notice (LN) 244 of 2020, Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment) Order, 2020; LN 255 of 2020, Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 2) Order, 2020 and amended by LN 280 of 2020, Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 3) Order 2020, LN 290 of 2020,Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 4) Order, 2020, LN 289 of 2020, Period of Quarantine (Amendment No.4) LN 388 of 2020, Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) (Amendment No 5) Order 2020 and LN 333 of 2020, Public Health Act, Mandatory Tests for Certain Travellers Regulations. Travel to and from the following countries will be permitted:

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, Uruguay, Vatican City.

Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are also considered as within Malta’s travel corridor countries (considered with China).

Quarantine on arrival to Malta will not be applicable to those travelling from these countries, but suspected persons will be requested to have a swab test.

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 the safe-corridor country list above.

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.

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.
Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs
Palazzo Parisio
Merchants Street
Valletta, VLT 1171
18, Zachary Street
331, Allied House
St. Paul Street,
Valletta, VLT 1211
172, Melita Street

2124 2191
2124 2191

2123 6604
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Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds
33, House of Catalunya,
Marsamxett Road,
Valletta, VLT 1850

+356 2295 7500