Currently, passengers over the age of 12 years can only travel to Malta if they have a vaccination certificate recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health, confirming that the full dosage of a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency was received, and issued at least 14 days from the date of the administration of the final dose of the vaccine.
A list of vaccine certificates that are recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health may be found here.
Travellers who cannot get vaccinated due to medical reasons, as well as children aged between 5 and 11 years (both ages included), may travel to Malta by presenting a negative PCR test, which must be taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. Children falling within this category must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians, who in turn must present a recognised vaccine certificate. Children under 5 years of age do not need a PCR test to travel with their fully vaccinated parents or legal guardians.
If you fail to present the required documents, you will be subject to mandatory PCR testing upon arrival by the Maltese public health authorities against payment of administrative fees as stipulated in Legal Notices 229 and 230 of 2021.
You will also be required to observe a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days with a repeat PCR test required to be taken between days 11 and 12 of your quarantine. Additional testing may be requested by the public health authorities. Accommodation, where quarantine is to be observed, will be allocated by the Public Health Authority in the case of non-Maltese residents.
Different requirements apply to travellers entering Malta from a country listed on Malta’s Dark Red List.
For further information, please visit www.maltairport.com/covid19/arrival/.