Any person who enters the country without a recognised vaccination certificate will be subject to a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days in accommodation allocated by the Superintendent of Public Health and must be in possession of a negative result of a PCR test which was taken no longer than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. These requirements apply to all arriving passengers travelling without a recognised vaccination certificate, with the exception of:
- Persons who cannot take a Covid-19 vaccine for medical reasons.
- Persons between the ages of 5 and 11 years, both ages included.
- Children aged between 12 and 15 years (both ages included) who are Maltese residents, who may self-isolate at their residence. All persons within the same household will need to quarantine.
- Persons aged over 16 years who are Maltese residents, who may also request permission from the Superintendent of Public Health to observe their quarantine period at an alternative address by completing the online form which is available here. All persons within the same household will need to quarantine.
Persons who observe quarantine in accommodation allocated by the Superintendent of Public Health will be required to pay a fee of EUR100 per night as stipulated in Legal Notices 229 and 230 of 2021, which includes a breakfast meal delivered to their room.
Release from Quarantine
A Covid-19 test is generally not required for release from quarantine once the 14 days have elapsed for persons arriving from a Red-listed country. However, the Maltese Public Health Authorities may require persons in quarantine to be tested at their discretion.
Passengers arriving from a country listed on Malta's Dark Red List will be subject to a PCR Covid-19 test upon entry in Malta as well as a nasopharyngeal PCR Covid-19 test between day 10 and day 11 of quarantine. If the test result is negative, the person concerned will be released from quarantine on day 14.
For further information, please visit www.maltairport.com/covid19/arrival.