COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Updated on January 9, 2023

***  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COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.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 January 9, 2023, only arrivals from China are required to show a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken no more than 48 hours prior to entry to enter Malta. This is required for any flight inbound originating from China (including those transiting through another country). Children under 11 years of age need not be in possession of a test.
  • 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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