Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta, March 10, 2020

Location:  Malta

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:

  • 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.

 Assistance:

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