COVID 19

COVID 19

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

** As of the 1st October 2021, the Maltese authorities will be accepting recognised  vaccine certificates showing recovery from COVID 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.”

All vaccine certificates are checked and verified at the borders for authenticity. It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that his/her vaccination certificate conforms to the accepted certificates in this list and that it is readily available on arrival at border.
If the full 14 days have not elapsed after the full course of the vaccine, then a 14 day mandatory quarantine period​
will be necessary.​

All passengers arriving from abroad will be required to submit a completed Passenger Locator Form and present valid vaccination certificate recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health (age 12+), which at present are the following:

  • “MT Vaccine certificate” full course of vaccination with 14 day after last dose.
  • “EU Digital COVID Certificate (Vaccination Certificate) “ full course of vaccination with 14 day after last dose.

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.

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 a 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.

For further information regarding travel requirements, please contact the Public Health Authority on covid19.vetting@gov.mt or visit https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/travel.aspx.

Update: Sicily Covid Travel Regulations – as from Saturday 17th July 2021

In view of the latest Italian Government decree, as from Monday 28th June 2021, Sicily will be classified as White Zone.

If you are travelling to Italy from Malta, you will be required to present a completed digital passenger locator form  together with the EU Digital Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or the Maltese Vaccine Certificate, providing proof that you have either been fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 in the previous 14 days, have recovered from Covid-19 and do not need to self-isolate any longer, and have received a negative result of a rapid antigenic or molecular test taken within 48 hours prior to entering Italy.

Kindly be aware that you will need to present a negative swab test result before boarding.

Please note that no passenger will be allowed on board if he/she fails to provide a negative result of a rapid antigenic or molecular test taken within 48 hours prior to entering Italy.

A list of exemptions from these requirements is available HERE.

Passengers aged 6 years and over travelling to Sicily must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to entering the country, an EU Digital Covid-19 vaccine certificate or an EU Digital Covid-19 recovery certificate.

Passengers must also fill in the details accordingly on the EU PLF dedicated platform  prior to arrival at our terminal. Passengers must present the confirmation to our cabin crew prior to check-in.  Failing which, passengers will be refused boarding.

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