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Malta: New Entry Requirements

As the Maltese islands prepare for the meaningful restart of travel and tourism activity from amber-listed countries, Malta International Airport expects aircraft movements to increase in the first week of June compared to the May average.

Guests who will be flying through Malta International Airport in the coming weeks are reminded of Malta’s new entry requirements as announced by the Superintendent of Public Health.

As of 1st June 2021, passengers travelling to Malta are required to be in possession, prior to boarding the aircraft, of a completed Passenger Locator and Health Declaration Form, which may be downloaded here, together with a negative result of a COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test taken not later than 72 hours before arriving in Malta.

Eventually, passengers will be able present their national COVID-19 vaccination certificate instead of a PCR test result, provided that the certificate format is approved by the Maltese Superintendent of Public Health. Such a vaccination certificate is expected to be available to Maltese nationals in the coming days.

Guests who will be travelling to Malta with children are advised that these entry requirements are not applicable to passengers who are under five years of age.

Guests arriving in Malta will be asked to present their health documentation for verification by public health officials before they exit the terminal. Passengers failing to meet any of the abovementioned requirements will be subject to mandatory PCR testing upon arrival by the Maltese public health authority against payment of an administrative fee, as stipulated in Legal Notices 229 and 230 of 2021.

Passengers who undergo testing upon arrival will be required to observe mandatory quarantine until a negative test result is received, with the quarantine period being extended in case of a positive or detected result. Accommodation where quarantine is to be observed will be allocated by the public health authority if the passengers in question are not Maltese residents.

Malta International Airport would also like to remind outbound passengers to be at the airport at least two hours before their scheduled flight departure to allow enough time for airport checks, including COVID-related processes. Given that roadworks are underway in the vicinity of the airport, with the roundabout lanes leading from the Kirkop tunnels to Malta International Airport being currently closed, departing passengers are strongly advised to plan well ahead of their flight departure time to avoid traffic delays.

Guests are invited to visit Malta International Airport’s COVID-19 page here for more information about the health and safety measures in place at the airport as well as other important COVID-related updates.