Arriving in Malta
Last Updated On: 08/06/2022 at 09:47
Important Information for Passengers Arriving in Malta:
Travel requirements for passengers aged 12 years and over:
Travel from any country to Malta is permitted by showing ONE of the following documents:
- Vaccination Certificate
The vaccination certificate must indicate that no less than 14 days and no more than 270 days have passed since the last dose of the primary vaccination series or if the person has received a booster dose.
For persons aged less than 18 years this validity period is not applicable.
- Recovery Certificate
The certificate must indicate that no less than 14 days and no more than 180 days have passed since date of the first positive test. Only the following certificates are currently being accepted:
- EU Digital COVID certificate of recovery.
- Digital COVID certificate having been recognised as equivalent to EU Digital COVID certificate based on EU equivalence decisions issued by the European Commission.
- Test Certificate of a positive PCR test received not less than 14 days and not more than 180 days prior to travel together with valid proof of a negative PCR test obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival in Malta.
- Certificate of negative test result
Only the following test certificates are currently accepted:
- Negative PCR test result obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival issued from an accredited lab in English. If unavailable in English, an English translation certified by the laboratory or a medical doctor is to be presented.
- Negative rapid antigen test result obtained no more than 24 hours before arrival in the format of the EU Digital COVID certificate. RAT tests are not accepted unless on the EU digital COVID certificate format.
Results from self-testing are not accepted.
Passengers under 12 years:
Children younger than 12 years do not need to provide a negative PCR test certificate upon arrival.
Travellers over the age of 12 years arriving in Malta without ONE of the documents listed above will be subject to a mandatory quarantine period of 10 days, which may be ended earlier should the traveler take a Covid-19 test on the 7th day and receive a negative result. A person who arrived in Malta and is subject to quarantine may travel out of Malta prior to the end of their quarantine period, provided that they have a negative PCR test carried out within the 72 hours prior to travel and provided they travel directly from the quarantine address to the airport/seaport. They will need to notify quarantine team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valid Vaccine Certificates
The vaccine certificate must confirm that you have received the full dosage of an EMA approved vaccine administered at least 14 days prior to arrival in Malta. The certificate must also be one which is recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health, namely:
- Maltese Vaccination Certificate
- EU Digital COVID Certificate – valid for all EU Member States (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican City have joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate framework, and therefore, the vaccination certificates issued by the countries’ health authorities are also being accepted by the Maltese Authorities)
- Albanian Digital COVID Certificate / Certifikate dixhitale shqiptare COVID
- Republic of Angola Digital Certificate of Vaccination Against COVID-19
- Argentina Ministero de Salud COVID-19 Vaccination
- Armenia Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate issued through the United Information System of Electronic Healthcare in the Republic of Armenia
- Australian Vaccine Certificate verified through the Medicare Express Plus App
- Republic of Azerbaijan Vaccination Card
- Kingdom of Bahrain Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Certificate
- Government of Bermuda Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- Bosnia and Herzegovina Republika Srpska Certificate of Covid-19 Vaccination
- Bosnia and Herzegovina Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate
- Brazil Certificado Nacional de Vacinacao COVID-19 (Using Conectesus App)
- Canada COVID-19 Provincial Immunisation Records of the following provinces, as verified by the Verifly app: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador
- Official Chile Digital Vaccination Certificate
- China Vaccine Certificates (International Travel Health Certificate in WeChat App)
- Colombia MiVacuna COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- Doha, Qatar Ministry of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- Dubai Health Authority Vaccination Certificate with a readable QR code
- Arab Republic of Egypt Vaccine Certificate
- Kingdom of Eswatini COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- Ethiopia Ministry of Health Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
- Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey Vaccination Certificates
- Ghana Health Service Covid-19 Vaccination Card
- Hong Kong Covid-19 Electronic Vaccination Record
- Government of India Final Certificate for COVID-19 Vaccination
- Republic of Indonesia International COVID-19 Vaccination certificate
- Iraq Covid-19 Vaccination Card issued by Kurdistan Regional Government
- Ivory Coast COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (using Masante Ci App)
- Japan Vaccination Certificate of COVID-19 (verified using VeriFLY)
- The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan COVID-19 Vaccination Certification (verified with Sanad Jo app)
- Republic of Kenya COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- Republic of Kosovo Ministry of Health Vaccination Card for COVID-19
- Kuwait Vaccination Certificate
- Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate
- Lebanon Vaccination Certificate
- State of Libya National Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- Malaysian Covid-19 Digital Vaccination Certificate verified through MySehatara App
- The Republic of Maldives covidSafe COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate (using covidSafe app)
- Moldova Vaccination Certificate as issued by the Moldova Ministry of Health
- Republic of Mauritius COVID-19 Vaccination Pass (as scanned using Besafemoris.app)
- Nigeria COVID-19 Vaccination Certification Verification
- Sultanate of Oman Immunisation Certificate for COVID-19
- Government of Pakistan Immunisation Certificate for Covid-19
- Palestinian Ministry of Health Vaccination Certificate
- Peru Ministero de Salud – Certificado de Vacunacion
- Republic of the Philippines International Certificate of Vaccination (with QR code)
- Republic of Rwanda Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate issued by Rwanda Biomedical Centre (only on presentation of mobile phone number and respective code)
- Saudi Arabia Vaccination Certificate issued by sehhaty.sa
- Serbian Green Certificate with a readable QR code
- Singapore Vaccination Certificate
- Sri Lanka Ministry of Health Certificate of Covid-19 Vaccination
- Republic of South Africa COVID-19 E-Vaccination Certificate (Using Verifly App)
- South Korea Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate issued through the COOV app.
- Taiwan Vaccine Certificate (as shown on NHI App)
- United Republic of Tanzania Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
- Turkish Vaccination Certificate with a readable QR code
- UAE Al Hosn Vaccine Certificate
- Republic of Uganda COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
- United States CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with an EMA-approved vaccine, verified digitally through the VeriFLY app.
- United Kingdom Vaccination Certificates:
England: NHS Covid Pass (Digital App and NHS Letter)
Wales: NHS Covid Pass Letter
Scotland: NHS Letter demonstrating Covid-19 vaccination status
Northern Ireland: Vaccination document
- Vietnam COVID Digital Pass (as shown on PC-COVID App)
The Maltese Health Authority is also accepting recognised vaccine certificates with a booster dose of an EMA approved vaccine following a primary full schedule with a WHO approved vaccine on a recognised vaccine certificate.
Vaccines that have been accepted under WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) Procedure are also recognised. In the case of vaccines that are not yet authorised by the EMA, the traveller also needs to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. A list of the vaccines that have been accepted under WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) Procedure can be found here.
The following certificates are NOT VALID for travel to Malta:
- Vaccine appointment card;
- Vaccine certificates with less than 14 days from the final dose;
- Saliva/throat test or Self-test.
Useful Contact Details
Local Health Authorities
Helpline: +356 2132 4086
Malta Tourism Authority
Helpline: +356 2169 2447
The Malta Tourism Authority’s tourist information office at the Welcomers’ Hall will re-open on Wednesday 1st July. The office will be open from Monday to Sunday between 10am and 9pm.
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
Helpline: +356 2124 2191
For Covid-19 consular-related issues, you can contact the Situation Centre at the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs on:
Helpline: +356 2204 2200