The authorities of Malta have announced that the country has decided to further relax its strict COVID-19 restrictions.
“With effect from Monday 9th May 2022, COVID-19 restrictions related to travel will once again be relaxed, as countries will no longer be classified as Red or Dark Red,” says the statement.
This also means that the need for pre-travel authorisation by the Superintendent of Public Health from countries that until now are on the dark red list will no longer be needed.
As from the 9th May 2022, travel to Malta will only depend on the immunity of the person, and for this reason, a recognised valid vaccine certificate/a recognised valid COVID-19 recovery certificate/Negative PCR Test taken not more than 72 hours prior to arrival/Negative Rapid Test taken not more than 24 hours prior to arrival – will still be required for travel to Malta, with children aged 6 or younger being exempt from presenting any of the above-mentioned documents.
If either of these documents are not presented upon arrival, a 10-day mandatory quarantine will apply, which is reduced to 7 days following a negative test.
Malta has already facilitated some other COVID-19 restrictions. Since May 2, travellers have been able to enter Malta without having to fill out the Passenger Locator Form.
The list of countries that have dropped all pandemic-related travel restrictions continues to grow. Now you can add Greece and Switzerland to that list.