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Malta Opens Its Doors to Tourists from Amber-Listed Countries

The Maltese islands prepare for the meaningful restart of travel and tourism activity from amber-listed countries. Guests who will be flying through Malta International Airport in the coming weeks are reminded of Malta’s new entry requirements as announced by the Superintendent of Public Health.

Any person who travels to Malta is requested to present a completed passenger locator form (PLF) as well as a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Covid-19 test taken not earlier than 72 hours before arrival in Malta. As of 1st June 2021, a valid Maltese vaccination certificate with clearly visible QR codes can be presented instead of a negative PCR result. 

Passengers failing to meet any of the abovementioned requirements will be subject to mandatory PCR testing upon arrival by the Maltese public health authority against payment of an administrative fee.

Passengers who undergo testing upon arrival will be required to observe mandatory quarantine until a negative test result is received, with the quarantine period being extended in case of a positive or detected result. Accommodation, where quarantine is to be observed, will be allocated by the public health authority if the passengers in question are not Maltese residents.

Passengers under the age of 5 are exempt from the above requirements.

Further information can be reviewed via the Maltese Ministry for Health’s website

As of early April 2021, Malta ranks second after the UK in terms of vaccinations, with a daily growth rate of 1%. About 40% of the adult population has already received the first dose, and the government is doing everything possible to make the process as active as possible.

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Iuliia Tore