Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China. The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide.
As of March 10, 2020, the Malta Ministry of Health confirmed five cases of COVID-19 in Malta.
The government of Malta has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the Malta COVID-19 Info Page for additional information on these new measures.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. Please note, U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship.
- Visit the U.S. Embassy Malta webpage on COVID-19.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.
- Avoid contact with others and call the Malta Department of Public Health Disease Surveillance Unit at +356-2132-4086 if you believe you have contracted the coronavirus.
- U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta
- Phone number (business hours) +356 2561 4000
- Phone number (after hours) +356 2561 4000
- Email: ConsularMalta@state.gov
- State Department – Consular Affairs Phone number: 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Trave.State.Gov Malta Country Information
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