Malta

πŸ’³ List of Malta visa types

Nomad Residency Permit

Applicants must prove they can work remotely, using telecoms. Applicants must also be third country nationals.

In addition, applicants must prove they fall under any one of the following 3 categories:

  1. work for an employer registered in a foreign country and have a contract of work;
  2. conduct business activities for a company registered in a foreign country and of which applicant is partner/shareholder; or
  3. offer freelance or consulting services, mostly to clients whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country, and with whom the applicant has contracts.

✨ Extendable πŸ•œ Duration 365 days

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🦠 Malta COVID-19 travel requirements

Last updated: 6 October 2021, 15:07 (GMT +4)

Travel to Malta

If you are travelling to Malta, you must complete required forms. You may also be subject to mandatory quarantine on arrival.

Travel eligibility

Only specific categories of passengers are allowed to travel to Malta at this time. Please check if you are eligible before you travel.

All passengers 12 years old and above must present a certificate recognised by the Superintended of Public Health stating that they have received all the required doses of up to two vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to be allowed unrestricted entry into Malta. The vaccination certificate must have been issued at least 14 days after the last dose was administered - 2 doses or 1 dose of a vaccine approved by the EMA: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, AstraZeneca.

A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result will not be accepted for travel in place of a vaccination certificate.

For the current list of COVID-19 vaccination certificates recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health click here.

A certificate with 2 different EMA approved vaccines from the above recognised vaccine certificates is accepted as valid. The list of EMA approved vaccines can be found on the official website.

Passengers travelling to Malta must do so from any corridor country (red zone) and must be a resident or had stayed in the country a minimum of 14 days before travelling to Malta. Passengers transiting through airports in dark red zones will not be allowed entry into Malta.

Certificates showing recovery from COVID-19 in the previous six months plus one dose of an EMA approved vaccine, as per the vaccination policy of the issuing country, administered at least 14 days prior to arrival in Malta, will also be accepted.

Unaccompanied minors are not permitted to travel to Malta.

Vaccination exemptions

  • Residents of Malta who travelled out of Malta before 14 July 2021 and are returning from any of the corridor countries listed above will not be required to have a vaccination certificate if they have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result for a test performed no later than 72 hours before arrival in Malta. This does not apply to travel from other countries whereby a recognised vaccine certificate is still required.
  • Pregnant persons are exempt from the vaccination requirement but are required to present proof of pregnancy and doctor’s certification. Passengers in this category must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result for a test performed not more than 72 hours before arrival in Malta.
  • In exceptional circumstances, passengers who are not able to take any of the approved vaccines for medical reasons may request for an exemption for travel. They must present a valid, verifiable medical certificate with the contact details of their medical specialist via email to covid19.vetting@gov.mt with subject title β€œEXEMPTION REQUEST: Name of applicant”. Passengers under this category who have been granted an exemption must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate for a test performed no longer than 72 hours before arrival in Malta. A copy of the exemption letter and authorisation code from the Superintendent of Public Health must also be presented on arrival.
  • Children below 5 years old are exempted from presenting a vaccination certificate.

COVID-19 testing requirements

Only children from the age of 5 to 11 years accompanied by vaccinated parents/guardians are permitted to enter Malta with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate for a test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Malta.

COVID-19 testing exemptions

Children below 5 years old are exempted from COVID-19 RT-PCR testing requirements.

Required forms

Effective 16 August 2021, passengers are required to submit the Passenger Locator Form - PLF online. The submitted PLF containing a QR code should be presented in either digital format or as a printout at the time of check-in and on arrival in Malta.

A false declaration on arrival will be considered a criminal offence.

Travellers are advised to ensure that all other documents that may be required, such as visas, are in order.

Quarantine rules

All passengers travelling to Malta without a recognised vaccine certificate must present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result for a test performed within 72 hours of arrival in Malta. Passengers who do not have a recognised vaccination certificate, unless exempt, must submit to a 14-day quarantine at their own expense at a quarantine hotel recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health.

Local Health Authorities

Travel from dark red countries/zones

Travel from dark red countries is only permitted for essential travel in exceptional circumstances and only with prior authorisation in accordance with the procedure listed below. Please refer to the official website for the list of dark red countries/zones.

Specific authorisation is required for travellers from dark red countries/zones subject to an effective travel ban in accordance with the legal notice Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) Order (S.L. 465. 26). Authorised travellers from dark red countries/zones must undergo a 14-day hotel quarantine on arrival at their own expense, irrespective of vaccination or residency status.

Effective 1 September 2021, a new online system has replaced applications for exceptional travel authorisation from dark red countries/zones via email covid19.vetting@gov.mt

Exceptional approval for essential travel may be granted for persons travelling from dark red countries (irrespective of vaccination status) for:

  • Returning Maltese citizens or residents for long stay/repatriation (not for vacation)
  • Other travel considered to be essential by the Superintendent of Public Health in exceptional circumstances only (such considerations may include serious medical reasons, adoption, reunification of spouse/partner/minor/child with parents)

In the case travel is authorised, a unique, personal non-transferable authorisation code will be sent to each passenger, and the code must be entered into the Passenger Locator Form to be completed prior to travel. Authorised travellers will be required to follow the following protocol:

  • Present a negative result for a nasopharyngeal COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival in Malta.
  • Observe 14 days of mandatory quarantine in a quarantine facility in accordance with the Standards for Quarantine for Travellers – quarantine fee is EUR 100 per night including breakfast and a second COVID-19 RT-PCR test to be performed on day 11 or 12 of quarantine.
  • Additional testing may be requested on arrival and as required by the public health authorities.

Other information

Please refer to the official government website for further information.

Travelling to, from and through Dubai

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