COVID-19 - Travel info to Malta

COVID-19 - Travel info to Malta

Malta Covid Travel Regulations - Update as from 14th July 2021 until further notice

As from Wednesday 14th July and until further notice, all passengers (aged 12 years or over) travelling to Malta must present prior boarding and upon arrival a vaccination certificate, full course of vaccination and issued at least 14 days from the date of the administration of the second dose of the vaccine (or single dose in case of Johnson & Johnson) which is recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health. For the latest travel requirements including the list of approved vaccine certificates please click here.

Children from 5 to 11 years of age may travel to Malta by presenting a negative PCR test, which has to be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta, and given that they are accompanied by their parents or legal guardians, who in turn have to present the 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.

As of the 1st October 2021, the Maltese authorities will be accepting recognised vaccine certificates showing recovery from COVID in the previous six months plus one dose of an EMA-approved vaccine, as per the vaccination policy of the issuing country, administered at least 14 days prior to arrival in Malta. Please note that passengers travelling with recovery from COVID certificates would need to be in possession of the Vaccine Certificate (doses and overall 1/1) 14 days after the last dose.

Persons who arrive in Malta from any of these countries without being in possession of a vaccination certificate may travel to Malta by presenting a negative PCR test, which has to be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and submit themselves to a period of quarantine against payment. Please find an updated list of PCR swabbing centres located in Sicily.

All passengers travelling to Malta shall provide a completed digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) available here. A downloaded or printed copy of the dPLF will need to be presented at boarding and upon arrival in Malta.

Important Notice:  Validity of vaccine certificate issued by the Maltese Authorities – effective 17th January 2022

 - Adults aged 18 years and over    (i) primary schedule[1] with last dose administered not more than 3 months previously 


   (ii) primary schedule and booster with last dose of booster administered not more than 9 months previously

 - Children aged 12-17 years – primary schedule

Maltese residents returning back to Malta after the 17th January will be allowed an additional 2 week grace period, which ends on the 1st February 2022 with respect to the validity of the vaccine certificate. Following this date, Maltese residents who do not possess a valid vaccine certificate will be asked to undergo a period of 14 days quarantine on their arrival. [1] Primary schedule refers to the initial course of vaccination as recommended by the manufacturer e.g. two doses of Spikevax (Moderna). Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Vaxzevria (Astrazeneca) or one dose of the Jannsen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

For further information regarding travel requirements, please contact the Public Health Authority on [email protected] or visit