COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Updated on September 6, 2022

***  As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Maltese Government has removed all entry requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors from July 25, 2022.
  • Mask wearing is required in some indoor public spaces for persons over the age of 3. These places include: hospitals, clinics and elderly homes. For more details please see the Maltese Health Department website here.
  • Regulation updates can be found here.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Malta? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
  • To book a swab test, non-residents must contact a private clinic or facility which offers the service. For a short list please visit our hospitals page here.
  • COVID-19 PCR tests for residents of Malta can be scheduled through the Health Ministry’s contact hotline: 111 or 00356 2132 4086. Results are communicated via SMS and e-mail to the applicant. For more information please see the government’s testing page here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Malta approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Malta for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes, for U.S. citizens with legal Maltese residence.
  • Which vaccines are available in Malta? AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
  • All Maltese citizens and all residents of Malta with a valid residency card are eligible for the vaccine. Tourists are not eligible.
  • Details on the Maltese vaccination schedule and vaccine related frequently asked questions are available on the Maltese Health Ministry website here.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States. 
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. Citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • As from the 25th July 2022, there are no restrictions on entry.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • The Malta airport has implemented various measures to maintain a safe environment for passengers and employees. For details please visit the MIA website here.  The Gozo ferry and Sicilian catamaran have also implemented measures.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry? No

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
    • Currently there are no restrictions on movement whilst in Malta.

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

COVID-19 Testing:

  • To book a swab test, non-residents must contact a private clinic or facility which offers the service. For a short list please visit our hospitals page here.
  • Rapid testing is carried out by both the private and public sector, and can be pre-booked through pharmacy websites or by phone.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • Mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 positive persons will be enforced through regular police spot-checks.
  • Any person found to be without a mask in all regulated locations will be fined €300 per offence.
  • Please note, fines may change at any time and are at the discretion of Maltese authorities.

Consular Operations:

  • American Citizen Services: U.S. citizen services are currently available. See our website for more information.
  • Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants: Visa services are available. See our website for more information.

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