Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Malta (December 3, 2021)

Location: Malta

Event:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has amended its October 25, 2021 Order, titled, “Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States.” This amendment updates COVID-19 testing requirements for air passengers 2 years or older boarding a flight to the United States.

All air passengers 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.  Please see the CDC website for more information.

On November 26, the White House announced a travel restriction for certain travelers physically present within the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of Zimbabwe due to the detection of a variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The policy does not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and certain other categories of travelers. See the text of the announcement here. The new restrictions and requirements took effect on November 29.

As always, U.S. citizens are reminded that transportation schedules can change without notice. Please check with airlines/carriers regarding flight cancellations and/or restrictions and keep apprised of the testing and vaccine requirements for any country you are transiting. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to have a departure plan that does not depend on U.S. government assistance. U.S. citizens are also encouraged to read our webpage on What the Department of State Can and Can’t do in a Crisis.

Please see contact information for airlines operating from Malta International Airport below:

Aegean Airlines

+30 210 6261000 Emailcontact@aegeanair.com Website:  www.aegeanair.com Contact Formwww.aegeanairlines.custhelp.com/app/ask 

Air Malta plc

+356 2166 2211 Email:  info.airmalta@airmalta.com Website:  www.airmalta.com

Atlantic Airways

+298 34 10 00 Email: booking@atlantic.fo Website:  www.atlanticairways.com/en

British Airways

+356 (0) 800 62142, +49 421 5575 578 Website:  www.britishairways.com Contact Form:  https://www.britishairways.com/travel/custrelform/public/en_gb

EasyJet Airline Company Limited

+44 330 365 5454 Email: special.assistance@easyJet.com or www.easyjet.com/en/help/contact  Websitewww.easyjet.com

Emirates

+356 25577255 Websitehttps://www.emirates.com

Jet2.com Limited

+44 203 059 8336 Emailcontactcentre@jet2.com Websitewww.jet2.com and www.jet2holidays.com

Lufthansa German Airlines

+356 2125 2020, + 49 6986 799 799 Websitewww.lufthansa.com

Luxair S.A.

+352 2456-1 Email: Contact form available here. Websitewww.luxair.lu

Ryanair Ltd

+44 127 935 8438 Emailcustomerqueries@ryanair.com Websitewww.ryanair.com

Scandinavian Airlines System

+46 8797 3010 Websitewww.flysas.com

Swiss International Air Lines Ltd

+41 848 700 700 Contact formhttp://www.swiss.com/gb/EN/customer-support/general-request Websitewww.swiss.com

Tunisair Express

+356 2369 6233 Emailmalta.reservations@tunisairexpress.com.tn Websitewww.tunisairexpress.net

Turkish Airlines

+356 2092 7540/41/42, +90 212 444 0849 Emailsalesmalta@thy.com Website: www.turkishairlines.com

VOLOTEA Airlines

(+34) 93 12 20 717 Websitehttp://www.volotea.com Contact Formhttp://www.volotea.com/en/contact/

Vueling Airlines S.A.

+34 902 808 005 Emailclients@vueling.com Websitewww.vueling.com

Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

+356 2778 1054 Emailinfo@wizzair.com Websitewww.wizzair.com

 Actions to Take:

 Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta

Ta’Qali National Park

Attard, ATD 4000

Phone number (business hours) +356 2561 4000

Phone number (after hours) +356 2561 4000

Email: ConsularMalta@state.gov

Website: https://mt.usembassy.gov/

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