Covid-19 Travel Restrictions
COVID-19 Malta Travel Advice - Updated 06/05/2021
Travellers coming to Malta from the ‘Green List' of safe countries will NOT be subjected to a swab test on arrival. There will only be thermal screening at the airport and persons arriving will be asked to fill a self-declaration form requesting information on their travels in the previous 30 days. Specifically, they will be asked to confirm that they have not traveled anywhere outside the safe countries listed.
Any tourist coming from abroad doesn’t need a PCR test if vaccinated (14 days before the arrival). Malta accepted Astrazeneca, Moderna and Pfizer but, at the moment, not the Chinese and Russian Vaccine.
At present, no countries are on the ‘Green List'.
Passengers arriving from countries on the ‘Amber List' are required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate before boarding flights to Malta. The swab test should be carried out within the previous 72 hours. For increased security, random swab tests may be conducted on passengers upon arrival at the Malta International Airport.
At present, the following countries are on the ‘Amber List':
- China (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan included)
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
All countries not included on the Green List or Amber List are automatically included on the ‘Red List'. Passengers arriving from these countries must have spent at least the previous 14 days in one of the safe corridor countries before reaching Malta. It is also recommended that these passengers undertake a PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival.
Upon your return, depending country of origin, you may need to present a NEGATIVE PCR test within the airport , and we are able to provide information on where to go for your Swab Testing. (Free of Charge)
Please note that you need to give yourself 72 hours prior to departure for the swab test. Private swab tests can be completed through private clinics and have a fee to them. Results can be from 15-24 hours - depending on the price.
* FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO BOOK YOUR SWAB TEST 72 HOURS BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE BACK HOME*
- https://covidtest.gov.mt - To Book Online
- +356 21324086 - To Book By Phone Call
How do I book an appointment?To book your swab test call the Public Health Helpline on 111 or +356 21324086 if you have a foreign number. The operators will take note of your personal details and you will be given an appointment to undergo this test closest to your place of residence. (ST PAULS BAY - BURMARRAD)
If you are a non-resident foreigner, enter the number of your passport or of the identity card of your country in ‘Other ID’. Please enter it as a single sequence of characters without any spaces or comments. If you have another form of identification (e.g. Police Number), enter it in ‘Other ID’.
In the case of children, if you know the child’s national ID number (e.g. 0123456L or 0012345H), enter it in ‘ID / Residence Permit Number’.