COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Updated on 18 May, 2022

*** Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

***Effective December 6, 2021, all air passengers, regardless of nationality, 2 years or older with a flight departing to the US from a foreign country at or after 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on December 6, 2021, are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight.

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption. Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Maltese Government now accepts proof of full vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test certificate for entry into Malta.
  • CDC cards must be verified through the VeriFLY app to be accepted as a valid vaccination certificate.  The VeriFLY app is available on both Google Play (https://bit.ly/2WkqfrI) and Apple App Store (https://apple.co/3x8K0zn).  Go to https://go.daon.com/veriflyapp  for Verifly FAQs. 
  • Please see the Maltese government’s website here for the full list of accepted certificates: https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/travel.aspx (any of which must show a full course of vaccination was taken and 14 days have passed since the last dose).
  • Mask wearing is required in some indoor public spaces for persons over the age of 3. These places include: hospitals and clinics, elderly homes, and flights into Malta. 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 of May 2, 2022 the Maltese Government accepts proof of full vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test certificate for entry into Malta.
    • CDC cards must be verified through the VeriFLY app to be accepted as a valid vaccination certificate.  The VeriFLY app is available on both Google Play (https://bit.ly/2WkqfrI) and Apple App Store (https://apple.co/3x8K0zn).  Go to https://go.daon.com/veriflyapp  for Verifly FAQs. 
    • Those who are not in possession of the required documentation be required to undergo mandatory quarantine. Please visit the Ministry of Health website here for more information.
  • 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? Yes

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 will be enforced through regular police spot-checks.  Those who fail to observe the order are subject to a €3,000 fine for each instance the order is breached.
  • Persons who test positive for COVID-19 and are ordered to self-quarantine will be fined a €10,000 fine for each instance the order is breached.
  • 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: Appointments for U.S. citizen services, including passport applications, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, Consular Reports of Death Abroad and notary services are 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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