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Last Updated: May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023

*** The COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers will expire at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. This means starting May 12, air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated to board a flight to the United States.

For more information, please see the CDC website here 


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 homes for the elderly. 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.
  • COVID-19 PCR tests for residents of Malta can be scheduled through the Health Ministry’s contact hotline: 111 or (+356) 21324086. 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? No
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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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