COVID-19 Coronavirus

Travelling to Malta - Latest Info

Update 23/10/2020 - Romania added to Green List

With effect from 01.00hrs on the 24th of October, Romania will be added to the Green List. 


Update 21/10/2020 - Mandatory Tests for Certain Travelers 

With effect from midnight on Friday, 23rd October 2020, any traveller arriving in Malta from any of the countries listed in the revised list of countries indicated hereunder is required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test performed no later than seventy-two (72) hours before arrival in Malta. Travellers arriving in Malta from any of the said countries who fail to produce such a test may be submitted to testing in Malta and may be subject to quarantine.

Revised List of Countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium (all airports)
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • France (all Paris airports, Marseille)
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands (all airports)
  • Poland (Gdansk, Krakow)
  • Portugal (Porto)
  • Spain (Madrid, Barcelona and Girona airport)
  • Switzerland (all airports)
  • Tunisia
  • United Kingdom (Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle)

Update 16/10/2020 - New Measures announced on 16/10/2020

In an effort to combat the spread of Covid-19, the Government of Malta has introduced a series of additional measures which include the following:

  • The wearing of masks becomes mandatory in outdoor places and offices. Children under three, those suffering from respiratory conditions, and those doing physical training are exempt.
  • Bars and clubs are to close at 11pm. Restaurants are not affected by these restrictions.
  • Increased fines and more enforcement by the relevant authorities (including MTA).
  • Rapid testing is to be introduced.
  • All previous measures on public gatherings and social distancing remain in force.

Read More - L.N. 402 of 2020

Read More - L.N. 403 of 2020


Green, Amber & Red Lists

Malta International Airport reopened on July 1, 2020 and commercial flights to and from Malta resumed from that date. Certain restrictions may apply, depending on whether the traveller is coming from a country that is included on the Green, Amber or Red list, as outlined below.

 

Green List

Travellers coming to Malta from the ‘Green List' of safe countries will NOT be subjected to a swab test on arrival. There will only be thermal screening at the airport and persons arriving will be asked to fill a self-declaration form requesting information on their travels in the previous 30 days. Specifically, they will be asked to confirm that they have not travelled anywhere outside the safe countries listed.

At present, the following countries are on the ‘Green List':

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France (except for passengers arriving from Paris and Marseille)
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal (except for passengers arriving from Porto)
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain (except for passengers arriving from Barcelona, Girona and Madrid)
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom (except for passengers arriving from Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle)
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City

 

Amber List

Passengers arriving from countries on the ‘Amber List' are required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate before boarding flights to Malta. The swab test should be carried out within the previous 72 hours. For increased security, random swab tests may be conducted on passengers upon arrival at the Malta International Airport.

At present, the following countries are on the ‘Amber List':

  • Austria
  • Belgium (All airports)
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • France (All Paris airports, and Marseille)
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands (All airports)
  • Poland (Gdansk, Krakow)
  • Portugal (Porto)
  • Spain (applies to passengers arriving from Barcelona, Girona and Madrid)
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • United Kingdom (Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle)

 

Red List

All countries not included on the Green List or Amber List are automatically included on the ‘Red List'. Passengers arriving from these countries must have spent at least the previous 14 days in one of the safe corridor countries before reaching Malta. It is also recommended that these passengers undertake a PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival.

NOTE: Lists may be updated from time to time.


Flight Schedules

Click here for information about arrivals and departures to and from Malta International Airport.


Travelling Safely

In preparation for the resumption of commercial flights starting July 1st 2020, Malta International Airport has implemented various measures in order to maintain a safe environment for passengers and employees. For details https://www.maltairport.com/covid19/