Covid-19 Travel Advice

Now that Malta International Airport has reopened to commercial flights, we are doing our utmost to ensure that you can fully enjoy the journey as you travel through our airport. In line with the recommendations of local and international authorities, we have taken all necessary measures, invested in new technologies, and re-trained our front-liners to allow you to feel safe and secure every step of the way from check-in to boarding.

While we are doing our very best to protect you, we also need your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe airport environment for all our guests and team of dedicated employees. If you are ready to fly again, do take a minute to familiarise yourself with how you should prepare for your journey through the airport by having a browse through this regularly updated page.

We look forward to giving you a warm and safe welcome at Malta International Airport soon. Let’s travel again, safely!

 

FLIGHT & DESTINATION INFORMATION

Travel Requirements

Malta International Airport’s regularly updated flight schedule being available here.

Every country is likely to have its own health and safety protocols in place. For this reason, we recommend that, before booking a flight, you speak with an airline representative for guidance in relation to this and to any airline specific requirements in place. Airline contact details may be found here.

Travel Ban (Red List)

United Kingdom: A ban on travel between Malta and the United Kingdom is currently in place. While Maltese nationals and residents will be allowed to travel, non-Maltese nationals and non-residents travelling to Malta for essential purposes from the United Kingdom must request prior authorisation to travel from the Superintendent for Public Health by sending an e-mail to covid19.vetting@gov.mt.

Passengers arriving from the UK will need to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. All passengers will also be subject to a PCR test on arrival at our airport and will be required to observe a quarantine period of a maximum of 14 days.

Travel Restrictions (Amber List)

Passengers travelling from one of the countries or cities included in Malta’s Amber Travel List, which are listed below, are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test to representatives of the local Health Authority, after landing in Malta.

The COVID-19 PCR test must be taken within a period not exceeding 72 hours prior to the passenger’s arrival in Malta. It is strongly recommended that a physical copy of the test result is readily available to be presented to representatives of the local health authority stationed at Malta International Airport.

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France (all airports except Ile-de-France*)
  • Germany (all airports except Baden-Wurttemberg)
  • Greece (all airports except Attiki)
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy (all airports except airports in Sicily and Sardegna)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands (all airports)
  • Poland (all airports)
  • Portugal (all airports except Madeira and Azores)
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (all airports except Canarias)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (all airports)
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City

*The airports within the Ile-de-France region which are directly connected to Malta International Airport are Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport in Paris.  

Passengers who fail to present a negative test result, may be subjected to a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival at Malta International Airport and may be required to observe a quarantine period.

Please take note of the below country-specific requirements and travel bans. This section is being updated regularly, but we recommend that you seek the guidance of your airline if you have any planned trips to one of the below countries.

AUSTRIA

Third-country nationals travelling between Malta and Austria will not be allowed entry into Austria.

Other passengers are required to observe a 10-day quarantine period, with the possibility to be released from quarantine after the fifth day upon presentation of a negative PCR or antigen test. Children who are under 10 years are exempt from taking a PCR or antigen test.

Passengers who are obliged to observe quarantine must fill in and sign the below form:

Quarantine Declaration Form_DE

Quarantine Declaration Form_MT

BELGIUM

The Belgian federal public service is advising against all travel, stating that repatriation cannot be guaranteed if commercial flights are suspended or borders are closed. As of 25th December, passengers over the age of 12 years returning from a red zone, including Malta, will be required to present a negative PCR test result, on paper or in electronic form, which was taken up to 72 hours prior to the passenger’s arrival in Belgium. Travelers may also be asked to self-quarantine upon arrival.

Transiting passengers who do not enter Belgian territory outside the transit zone do not have to present a negative test result.

CYPRUS

Travel from Cyprus to Malta and vice-versa is currently banned. Cypriot nationals / residents are required to observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon returning to Cyprus.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Only essential travel between Malta and the Czech Republic is currently permitted.

DENMARK

Passengers travelling for non-essential purposes, who are not nationals / residents of Denmark, will not be allowed in the country.

EGYPT

All passengers travelling to Egypt are required to present a negative PCR test result (PCR) for Covid-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to their departure. All children under 6 years will be exempt.

ESTONIA

Passengers travelling to Estonia are required to observe a 14-day quarantine upon entry in the country.

FINLAND

Leisure travel between Malta and Finland is banned.

GERMANY

Passengers travelling to Germany are required to observe a 10-day quarantine upon entry in the country. Passengers who present a negative result for a Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours before entry in the country may be exempt from observing a 10-day quarantine period.

Passengers who do not present a negative test result may be requested by the competent health authorities to get tested within 10 days of their entry into Germany.

GREECE

Passengers travelling from Malta to Greece are required to submit a passenger locator form electronically at least a day before entering the country and present a certificate indicating a negative Covid-19 PCR test result (PCR) for Covid-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to their departure from Malta. This certificate should be written in English, clearly showing the name and passport / ID card number of the passenger.

HUNGARY

Travel between Malta and Hungary is banned, expect for Hungarian nationals / residents. Returning Hungarian nationals / residents must observe a quarantine period or present negative PCR test results upon their arrival.

IRELAND

Passengers travelling to Ireland are required to observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry in the country.

ITALY

All passengers are required to present a negative result of a PCR test taken up to 48 hours before entry in Italy.

LATVIA

Passengers travelling to Latvia are required to observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry in the country.

LITHUANIA

Passengers, who are not nationals / residents of Lithuania, will not be allowed in the country, while Lithuanian nationals / residents are required to observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon their return to the country.

NETHERLANDS

As of 29 December 2020, all passengers, including Dutch nationals, must present a recent negative PCR test declaration prior to boarding an aircraft bound for the Netherlands and may be asked to present the test result once again upon arrival in the Netherlands. Passengers travelling to the Netherlands from Malta are also strongly advised to observe a 10-day quarantine upon entry in the country, even if they would have tested negative for Covid-19 or are not experiencing any symptoms.

NORWAY 

Passengers travelling from Malta to Norway or transiting through Malta, must observe a 10-day quarantine period following their arrival in the country.

SLOVENIA

Tourists travelling to Slovenia are required to observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry in the country. Slovenian citizens, regardless of their residence, and passengers having a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia, travelling from EU member states or the Schengen Area can enter Slovenia without quarantine, provided that they submit evidence that they are not arriving from the countries on the red list.

SLOVAKIA

Passengers travelling to Slovakia are required to observe a 10-day quarantine period upon arrival in the country.

SWITZERLAND 

Passengers travelling to Switzerland are no longer required to observe a mandatory quarantine period upon entry in the country.

TUNISIA

Passengers travelling from Malta to Tunisia are required to present a negative Covid-19 test, taken up to 72 hours before their departure as well as observe a 14-day quarantine period.

TURKEY

Passengers travelling to Turkey, who are aged six and over, are required to present results of a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure of their flight (i.e. a maximum of 72 hours between the sample delivery time and the scheduled time of departure of the flight).

The test must be a nucleic acid test and results thereof may be presented in a digital format.

The requirement to submit a negative PCR test is also applicable to passengers who avail themselves of accommodation services while waiting for a connection flight, but does not apply to flight crew and transit passengers.

International transit passengers should take into account the requirements of their final destination in relation to PCR test requirements and age limits.

UNITED KINGDOM

A ban on travel between Malta and the United Kingdom is currently in place. British nationals / residents returning to the United Kingdom will be required to observe a mandatory 10-day quarantine period upon arrival in the country. All passengers over the age of 11 years who are travelling to the United Kingdom are also required to present a negative Covid-19 test, taken up to 72 hours before their departure.

While Maltese nationals and residents will be allowed to travel to Malta, non-Maltese nationals and non-residents travelling to Malta for essential purposes from the United Kingdom must request prior authorisation to travel from the Superintendent for Public Health by sending an e-mail to covid19.vetting@gov.mt.

Given the current Travel Ban Order and Brexit proceedings, only UK nationals who have applied for a Maltese residency permit and have received an interim receipt issued by the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs will be allowed to travel from the United Kingdom to Malta for repatriation purposes.

Passengers arriving from the UK will need to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. All passengers will also be subject to a PCR test on arrival at our airport and will be required to observe a quarantine period of a maximum of 14 days.

For a more comprehensive list of countries and travel requirements, click here.

(last updated on: 11.01.2021)

Departures - Forms & Declarations

If you have a flight planned to one of the below countries, kindly check what documentation – passenger locator forms and health declaration forms – are required for entry into that country. By filling in the requested forms prior to arriving at Malta International Airport, you would be contributing to faster check-in and boarding processes.

It is recommended that you contact your airline if you have any queries about the forms and information found in this section.

AUSTRIA

Passengers travelling to Austria are required to download and fill in the passenger locator form found here.

BELGIUM

Passengers travelling to Belgium are required to fill in the online passenger locator found at this link 48 hours before their arrival in the country.

Passengers who are unable to fill in the online form, may download and complete the form in their preferred language.

Passenger Locator Form – English

Passenger Locator Form – French

Passenger Locator Form – Dutch

Passengers travelling on business are required to ask their employer to fill in the form available here. This will generate a code, which is to be used by the passenger when filling in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) available here.

Passengers over the age of 12 years returning from a red zone, including Malta, will be required to present a negative PCR test result, taken up to 72 hours prior to the passenger’s arrival in Belgium.

Transiting passengers who do not enter Belgian territory outside the transit zone do not have to present a negative test result.

BULGARIA

Passengers travelling to Bulgaria are required to download and fill in the health declaration form found here.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Passengers travelling to the Czech Republic are required to download and fill in the passenger locator form found here.

DENMARK

Information regarding the forms and certificates required by passengers entering Denmark may be found at this link.

FRANCE

Passengers travelling to France are required to fill in the passenger locator form found here.

GERMANY

Passengers travelling to Germany are required to fill in the passenger locator form found here. Alternatively, passengers may fill in the form electronically at this link.

GREECE

In addition to the presentation of a certificate indicating a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, taken up to 72 hours prior to their departure from Malta, passengers are required to fill in the online passenger locator form found at this link.

HUNGARY

Passengers travelling to Hungary are required to fill in the forms available at this link.

IRELAND

Passengers travelling to Ireland are required to fill in the online passenger locator form found here

ITALY & SICILY 

Passengers travelling to Italy are required to download and fill in the self declaration form found below in their preferred language.

Self Declaration Form – English

Self Declaration Form – Italian

In addition to this form, passengers are required to fill in the below document issued by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Ministry for Foreign Affairs Form – Italian

Passengers must also complete a Covid-19 self-certification form to be able to move freely in Italy following the introduction of a curfew and new travel restrictions in the new DPCM, which divides the regions into different bands. The form is available here.

Passengers who would have been in a non-Schengen/non-EU area in the 14 days prior to their flight to Italy are also required to fill in the below form in their preferred language.

Non-Schengen Non-EU Form – English

Non-Schengen Non-EU Form – Italian

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Tourists and non-residents arriving in Sicily from Malta are obliged to register on the website www.siciliasicura.com, and to use the “SiciliaSiCura” app for the purpose of contacting the regional health service as well as monitoring their state of health.

Crews of means of transport, health workers as well as individuals who travel to/from Malta exclusively for documented work or health reasons are exempt from these obligations, but still need to fill out a form and send it to the Civil Protection Department of the Presidency of the Sicilian Region.

LUXEMBOURG

Passengers travelling to Luxembourg are required to download and fill in the passenger locator form found here.

NETHERLANDS

Passengers travelling to the Netherlands who are over 13 years of age are required to download and fill in a health declaration form in the preferred language.

Health Declaration Form – English

Health Declaration Form – French

Health Declaration Form – Spanish

In addition to this form, passengers are required to download and fill in the passenger locator form found here.

As of 29 December 2020, all passengers, including Dutch nationals, must present a recent negative PCR test declaration prior to boarding an aircraft bound for the Netherlands and may be asked to present the test result once again upon arrival in the Netherlands. Passengers will also need to present a filled-in negative test result declaration form, which can be found here.

POLAND

Passengers travelling to Poland are required to download and fill in the passenger locator form found here.

PORTUGAL

Passengers travelling to Portugal are required to fill in the online passenger locator card which is available on the country’s Clean and Safe portal in English here and in Portuguese here. Printed forms should only be used as a last resort.

ROMANIA

Passengers travelling to Romania are required to fill in the online form found at this link.

SPAIN

Passengers travelling to Spain are required to fill in the health control form found at this link, or via the free app Spain Travel Health-SPTH. Upon completion of the form, passengers will receive a QR code, which is to be presented upon arrival in Spain.

SWITZERLAND 

Passengers travelling from Malta to Switzerland are required to download and fill in this Contact Tracing Card.

TUNISIA

Passengers travelling to Tunisia are required to fill in the online form found at this link. In addition to this, passengers are required to fill in a second online form found at this link.

Passengers travelling to Tunisia from a red zone are also required to download and fill in this Commitment Form.

TURKEY

Passengers travelling to Turkey are required to download and fill in the passenger information form found here.

All passengers over 6 years of age, including transit passengers, will also be required to present a negative PCR test, taken not more than 72 hours prior to the time of their arrival in Turkey.

UNITED KINGDOM

Passengers travelling to the United Kingdom are required to fill in the online passenger locator found at this link.

British nationals / residents returning to the United Kingdom are required to observe a mandatory 10-day quarantine period upon arrival in the country. All passengers over the age of 11 years who are travelling to the United Kingdom are also required to present a negative Covid-19 test, taken up to 72 hours before their departure.

While flights between Malta and the United Kingdom are currently suspended, Maltese nationals and residents will be allowed to travel to Malta. Non-Maltese nationals and non-residents travelling to Malta for essential purposes from the United Kingdom must request prior authorisation to travel from the Superintendent for Public Health by sending an e-mail to covid19.vetting@gov.mt.

Passengers arriving from the UK will need to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. All passengers will also be subject to a PCR test on arrival at our airport and will be required to observe a quarantine period of a maximum of 14 days.

Arrivals - Form & Declaration

All passengers travelling to Malta are required by the Superintendence of Public Health for Malta to complete:

a. the Public Health Travel Declaration Form

b. the Passenger Locator Form 

and hand over both forms to the Aircraft Crew or drop the Forms within the deposit boxes available on exit from the Terminal Temperature Screening Points following arrival in Malta.

The information provided by passengers will enable the Public Health Authorities to trace and contact travelling guests swiftly should the need arise.

Moreover, passengers travelling from one of the countries or cities (listed below) which are on Malta’s amber list, are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test to representatives of the local health authority, after landing in Malta. It is strongly recommended that a physical copy of the test result is readily available to be presented to representatives of the local health authority stationed at Malta International Airport.

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France (all airports except Ile-de-France*)
  • Germany (all airports except Baden-Wurttemberg)
  • Greece (all airports except Attiki)
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy (all airports except airports in Sicily and Sardegna)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands (all airports)
  • Poland (all airports)
  • Portugal (all airports except Madeira and Azores)
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (all airports except Canarias)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (all airports)
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City

*The airports within the Ile-de-France region which are directly connected to Malta International Airport are Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport in Paris.  

As of 22.12.2020, all passenger flights between Malta and the United Kingdom have been suspended. While Maltese nationals and residents will be allowed to travel, non-Maltese nationals and non-residents travelling to Malta for essential purposes from the United Kingdom must request prior authorisation to travel from the Superintendent for Public Health by sending an e-mail to covid19.vetting@gov.mt.

Given the current Travel Ban Order and Brexit proceedings, only UK nationals who have applied for a Maltese residency permit and have received an interim receipt issued by the Department for Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs will be allowed to travel from the United Kingdom to Malta for repatriation purposes.

Passengers arriving from the UK will need to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. All passengers will also be subject to a PCR test on arrival at our airport and will be required to observe a quarantine period of a maximum of 14 days.

For further information, please contact the Public Health Authorities on covid19.health@gov.mt.

FLYING TO MALTA & YOUR STAY HERE

Arriving in Malta

Travellers arriving from any one of the following countries which are currently on Malta’s amber list are required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, prior to boarding their flight.

Passengers who do not present a negative test result may be asked to take a swab at Malta International Airport, and may also be asked to observe a quarantine period upon arrival.

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France (all airports except Ile-de-France*)
  • Germany (all airports except Baden-Wurttemberg)
  • Greece (all airports except Attiki)
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy (all airports except airports in Sicily and Sardegna)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands (all airports)
  • Poland (all airports)
  • Portugal (all airports except Madeira and Azores)
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (all airports except Canarias)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (all airports)
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City

*The airports within the Ile-de-France region which are directly connected to Malta International Airport are Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport in Paris.  

All guests arriving in Malta can expect to be subjected to body temperature screening immediately after arrival. If your body temperature exceeds 37.2oC, you can expect to be interviewed by Public Health officials.

As of 22.12.2020, all passenger flights between Malta and the United Kingdom have been suspended. While Maltese nationals and residents will be allowed to travel, non-Maltese nationals and non-residents travelling to Malta for essential purposes from the United Kingdom must request prior authorisation to travel from the Superintendent for Public Health by sending an e-mail to covid19.vetting@gov.mt.

Passengers arriving from the UK will need to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. All passengers will also be subject to a PCR test on arrival at our airport and will be required to observe a quarantine period of a maximum of 14 days.

All guests are asked to download, print and complete a travel declaration and passenger locator form, both of which are available here, and present them upon their arrival at our airport. The information provided would enable the health authorities to trace travelling guests swiftly should the need arise. Further details about passenger locator forms should be sought from the Public Health Authorities.

Once you pick up your luggage upon arrival and pass through customs, proceed to leave the terminal as soon as possible to reduce the risk of virus transmission, unless you need to make use of the services of the rental car desks, the taxi reservation booth, or the tour operator desks, all of which are located within the Welcomers’ Hall.

The Malta Tourism Authority’s tourist information office, which is also located within the Welcomers’ Hall, will re-open on Wednesday 1st July. The office will be open from Monday to Sunday between 10am and 9pm.

If you fall ill or experience one of these symptoms – a fever, a cough, shortness of breath, and loss of taste or smell – during your stay in Malta, please call the local health authorities on +356 2132 4086 immediately. If you are staying at a hotel, please inform a member of staff immediately.

Your Stay in Malta

Please note that the wearing of masks in both indoor and outdoor public areas is mandatory. The use of visors alone is discouraged. 

Museums & Cultural Sites

Museum and cultural site operators can exercise the right of refusal of entry into a museum to visitors if they are visibly unwell or have respiratory symptoms.

Bars & Restaurants

If you’re going to dine out at a restaurant, it is recommended that you make a reservation beforehand since eateries are operating with a reduced seating capacity in line with the authorities’ guidelines. You may also want to look out for a Covid-19 compliance sticker awarded by the Malta Tourism Authority before you choose your restaurant.

This sticker proves that the establishment is compliant with Covid-19 protocols. Restaurant owners have the obligation to refuse entry to people whose temperature is above 37.2°C.

Please note that an 11pm curfew on bars and restaurants is currently in place.

Transport

If you are using public transport during your stay in Malta, you are strongly encouraged to purchase a Tallinja Card. Should you choose to pay by cash on the bus, however, you are required to have the exact fare as no change can be given by the driver.

If you’re interested in renting a car, you may find the details of all car rental booths available at our airport here, while taxi fares from Malta International Airport to several destinations around Malta may be found here.

USEFUL CONTACT DETAILS & FAQs

Local Health Authorities

Helpline: +356 2132 4086

Email: covid19.health@gov.mt

Malta Tourism Authority

Helpline: +356 2169 2447

Email: tourismcovid-19helpline@visitmalta.com

 

The Malta Tourism Authority’s tourist information office at the Welcomers’ Hall will re-open on Wednesday 1st July. The office will be open from Monday to Sunday between 10am and 9pm.

Airlines

The contact details of all airlines operating to and from our airport can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I take a Covid-19 PCR test at the airport?

Covid-19 PCR tests are currently only carried out on passengers arriving from countries and regions on Malta’s amber list:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France (all airports except Ile-de-France*)
  • Germany (all airports except Baden-Wurttemberg)
  • Greece (all airports except Attiki)
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy (all airports except airports in Sicily and Sardegna)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands (all airports)
  • Poland (all airports)
  • Portugal (all airports except Madeira and Azores)
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (all airports except Canarias)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (all airports)
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City

*The airports within the Ile-de-France region which are directly connected to Malta International Airport are Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport in Paris.  

As of 22.12.2020, all passenger flights between Malta and the United Kingdom have been suspended. While Maltese nationals and residents will be allowed to travel, non-Maltese nationals and non-residents travelling to Malta for essential purposes from the United Kingdom must request prior authorisation to travel from the Superintendent for Public Health by sending an e-mail to covid19.vetting@gov.mt.

Passengers arriving from the UK will need to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. All passengers will also be subject to a PCR test on arrival at our airport and will be required to observe a quarantine period of a maximum of 14 days.

2. Do I need to take a Covid-19 PCR test before travelling to Malta? 

Yes, but only if you are travelling to Malta from a country or region currently on Malta’s amber list:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France (all airports except Ile-de-France*)
  • Germany (all airports except Baden-Wurttemberg)
  • Greece (all airports except Attiki)
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy (all airports except airports in Sicily and Sardegna)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands (all airports)
  • Poland (all airports)
  • Portugal (all airports except Madeira and Azores)
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain (all airports except Canarias)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (all airports)
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City

*The airports within the Ile-de-France region which are directly connected to Malta International Airport are Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport in Paris.  

As of 22.12.2020, all passenger flights between Malta and the United Kingdom have been suspended. While Maltese nationals and residents will be allowed to travel, non-Maltese nationals and non-residents travelling to Malta for essential purposes from the United Kingdom must request prior authorisation to travel from the Superintendent for Public Health by sending an e-mail to covid19.vetting@gov.mt.

Passengers arriving from the UK will need to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. All passengers will also be subject to a PCR test on arrival at our airport and will be required to observe a quarantine period of a maximum of 14 days.

3. I am travelling from a country on Malta’s amber list. Can I still travel to Malta if I am unable to take a Covid-19 PCR test prior to my flight? 

If you are unable to take a Covid-19 PCR test in good time prior to your flight, Local Health Authorities may ask you to take the test upon arrival at Malta International Airport. Quarantine may also be required.

4. I’m travelling from a ‘Safe Corridor’ country but transiting through a country listed on Malta’s amber list.  Do I still have to provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result ? 

Kindly contact the Local Health Authorities on covid19.vetting@gov.mt / covid19.health@gov.mt  prior to travelling for further information in this regard.

5. Do I need to wear a face mask to travel? 

Yes, anyone who is 3 years and over must wear a face mask covering both nose and mouth in all outdoor and indoor public spaces, including the terminal and the aircraft. Only travellers who are under 3 years of age or have a valid medical reason are exempt from wearing a face mask. The use of visors alone is discouraged.

While the use of face masks is obligatory on board aircraft, some airlines may prohibit the use of face shields or visors, while some airlines may specifically require that a surgical mask is worn. It is thus recommended to contact your airline before your flight.

6. Can I buy a face mask at the airport? 

Yes, face masks may be bought from the airport pharmacy and vending machines available both inside the terminal and prior to entering the building.

7. What documents do I require to travel to and from Malta?

Arriving in Malta

Passengers travelling to Malta are required to submit:

Additionally, a negative PCR test is required for all passengers arriving from countries or regions on the Malta’s amber list.

Departing from Malta:

The documents required for departing passengers depend on the country of destination. You may find the documents required for entry in several countries under the section “Departures – Forms & Declarations”  here.

It is also recommended that you contact the airline for further details on the documentation required.

8. Will I be screened upon arrival in Malta? 

Yes, all arriving and departing passengers are thermally screened. If your body temperature exceeds 37.2oC, you will be interviewed by the Local Health Authorities and may be asked to leave the airport.

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT & TRAVELLING THROUGH THE TERMINAL

Plan Ahead

Remember that it is obligatory to wear a face mask in both outdoor and indoor public spaces, and that it is recommended that you change your mask every 4 hours. Pack enough face masks in your hand luggage for your entire trip including the time spent at the airport of origin, the time spent on the aircraft, and the time spent at the airport of your destination. Only children who are under 3 years of age and people having a valid medical reason are exempt from wearing a face mask. The use of visors alone is discouraged. 

Please be informed that, while the use of face masks is obligatory on board an aircraft, some airlines may prohibit the use of face shields or visors, while some airlines may specifically require that a surgical mask is worn. It is recommended to contact your airline before your flight to inquire about its policy on the use of face masks on board the aircraft.

Be sure to arrive at the terminal at least two and a half (2.5) hours before your flight departure time. This will allow you enough time for all airport processes such as check-in and security screening as well as any Covid-related procedures in place. However, it is recommended that check-in formalities are completed online in accordance with the instructions of your airline.

Should you be experiencing any one of the following Covid-19 symptoms – a fever, a cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell – on the day of your travels, we urge you to act responsibly and postpone your trip. Seek the guidance of the public health authorities by calling +356 111.

The Main Touch Points of your Journey: What to Expect

Before Check-in

  • Complete online check-in formalities in accordance with the instructions of your airline
  • It is recommended to travel light. Kindly also note that baggage wrapping services are not currently available at our airport.
  • Say your goodbyes outside of the terminal building; non-travelling guests will not be allowed to accompany you inside
  • There are two designated smoking areas after security; one may be found next to Gate 1 inside the Departures Hall while the other is available on the terrace of the La Valette Club Departures Lounge
  • Put on your face mask before entering the terminal building (while the use of face masks is also obligatory on board an aircraft, airlines may prohibit the use of face shields or visors)
  • Expect to be subjected to body temperature screening before entering the Check-in Hall. If your body temperature exceeds 37.2oC, you will be interviewed by the Public Health Authorities and may be asked to leave the airport.

 

At Check-In

  • Keep a safe distance by following the signs and floor markings
  • Have your boarding pass handy, preferably on your mobile phone
  • It is recommended that you check in your bags
  • Newly introduced technologies will enable you to scan your passport and boarding pass at the Check-in Desks without interacting with staff. However, should you need a helping hand, do look out for members of our Airport Care team wearing light blue vests for guidance.
  • Smoking is permitted on the terrace just outside the Costa Coffee outlet inside the Check-In Hall.

At the Security Screening Area

  • Keep a safe distance by following the signage and floor markings
  • Security checks may take a little longer than usual; please be patient
  • We will do our best to avoid contact screening, but this may be necessary for safety reasons
  • While our security screening trays are cleaned frequently, we recommend you clean your hands with the alcohol-based rub available at the sanitising stations found as you make your way out of the security screening area.

 

Departures Areas & Boarding

  • Keep a safe distance by following the signage and floor markings, even when in outlets and eateries
  • A designated smoking area is available next to Gate 1, and another is available on the terrace of the La Valette Club Departures Lounge
  • Water fountains are currently unavailable for your safety
  • We have reorganised seating for the purposes of social distancing; unavailable seating is clearly marked
  • The wait to use the washrooms may be longer than usual; we apologise for this and ask for your understanding. Remember to wash your hands with soap and water after using the restrooms and otherwise as frequently as possible.
  • Boarding processes may take longer than usual; please be patient. Approach the Gate in accordance with the given instructions.
  • Should you need a helping hand, do look out for members of our Airport Care team wearing light blue vests for guidance.
  • Continue maintaining safe distances on aircraft coaches

 

Arrival in Malta & Baggage Reclaim

  • If you experience any of the Covid-19 symptoms while in flight, inform the crew immediately and do not leave your seat.
  • Expect to be subjected to body temperature screening immediately after arrival. If your body temperature exceeds 37.2 oC, you can expect to be interviewed by Public Health officials. All guests will be asked to fill in a passenger locator form, which would enable the health authorities to trace them swiftly should the need arise.
  • Keep a safe distance by following the signage and floor markings within the terminal building
  • At Baggage Reclaim, you may have to wait for guests who would have arrived earlier before approaching the belt to pick up your luggage. Please maintain a safe distance here.
  • Once you pick up your luggage upon arrival and pass through customs, proceed to leave the terminal as soon as possible to reduce the risk of virus transmission, unless you need to make use of the services of the rental car desks, the taxi reservation booth, or the tour operator desks, all of which are located within the Welcomers’ Hall.
Transport Options

Taxis & Public Transport 

If you choose to take a taxi or the bus to get to the airport, remember that you would need to wear your mask for the duration of the entire journey. Face masks must also be worn while waiting for the bus at your bus stop. For the full list of guidelines issued by the local public transport provider, please click here, and for an updated bus schedule, including the direct routes to the airport, please click here.

Car Rentals

If you choose to rent a car during your stay in Malta, you may be asked by the car rental company to drop off your car keys at the airport. In this case,  please deposit your keys at the MIA Information Desk located at Check-in prior to departure.

The airport’s customer service representatives will have the keys returned to the appropriate car rental company. This service is limited to the following car rental companies represented at the airport:

Active Car Rental
Aquarius Rent a Car
Auto Car Rentals
Baldacchino Curmi Rentals
Bjorn Garage
Burmarrad Commercials
Butterfly Garage
Cabs Upfront Malta
Car Rentals Ltd
Down Under Garage
Drifter
Drive-away
E Cabs Car Hire
E.M.M
Europcar
First Active
Franklin Garage
Hertz
JL Car Rentals
Josef Car Hire
JS Car Hire
KWL Rent a Car
Liverpool Garage
M Cabs
Merlin Car Hire
Mexico Garage
Nova Car Rentals
Paul & Rocco
Percius Car Hire
Peters Garage
Pitt’s Rent a Car
Pyramid
Sixt
Star Services
Sundrive
Supercar
Swift Car Hire
Trust Rent a Car
Unicar
X Cabs

A Few things to Keep in Mind

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that you will have to keep your mask on – covering both your nose and mouth – inside the terminal. Only children who are under 3 years of age and people having a valid medical reason are exempt from wearing a face mask. At the terminal, you must dispose of face masks or gloves within the refuse containers provided only.

Remember that the use of face masks becomes more effective in stopping the spread of viral particles when coupled with other measures, including maintaining safe physical distances, observing coughing and sneezing etiquette, and maintaining excellent hand hygiene. It is recommended that you change your mask every 4 hours, so do not forget to pack enough face masks for your entire journey. Please be informed that, while the use of face masks is obligatory on board an aircraft, airlines may prohibit the use of face shields or visors.   

New signage and floor markings have been introduced throughout the terminal to help you keep the required distances and guide you in relation to the use of washrooms and maximum lift capacity.

Shopping & Dining at the Airport

For your safety and security, we have limited access to certain landside retail and F&B outlets that were previously also accessible to visitors to travelling guests only. We encourage you to heed the instructions on the signage installed in our outlets and to ask members of staff for assistance should you have any difficulties. Whenever possible, please pay using a credit card or mobile phone to avoid the unnecessary handling of bank notes and coins.

Outlets available before Check-In

Burger King

Costa Coffee

KFC

Pharmacy

WHSmith

Vodafone

Outlets available before security screening

Costa Coffee

Dr Juice

Outlets available after security screening

Eateries

Cleland & Souchet

Costa Coffee

Hard Rock Café

Relish

Retail

Dufry

Hard Rock Retail

Hebe

Parfois

Saltwater

WHSmith

Family Travel

If you are travelling with the little ones in tow, remember that children under 3 years of age are exempt from wearing a face mask inside the terminal building.

We have two parenting rooms available; one is located within the Check-In Hall and a second room is located at Departures. We have recently increased the cleaning frequency of these rooms, with special attention to all surfaces, nappy changers and nappy bins, in order to protect the health and safety of our little guests.

Journey Facilitation Service

Our journey facilitation service for passengers with autism is once again being offered. This service must be booked at least 48 hours prior to one’s flight by filling the form available here and submitting the requested documents.

La Valette Members & VIP services

If you are a La Valette Club member or plan on using any one of VIP services, please note the below:

Pre-Booking of Lounge
All guests who wish to use the lounge when they travel next, are requested to book at least 24 hours before their trip by sending an email, including their flight number and guest details, on info@lavaletteclub.com. This will allow the La Valette team to ascertain that social distancing requirements can be observed in the lounges. An email confirming lounge availability or otherwise will be sent by the team.

Please note that the use of mask is not obligatory while seated at the lounge. A mask must be worn at all other times.

VIP Services
All VIP services, such as meet and greet and porterage, are also being offered subject to availability. Guests are reminded to book these services at least 24 hours prior to their trip via email on info@lavaletteclub.com and not through the La Valette website, until further notice.

Guests booking and making use of the chauffeur service, are reminded that face masks must be worn in the vehicle and that each vehicle will only take up to two guests and a driver.

Complimentary drinks & snacks
In line with the authorities’ guidelines for catering establishments, the buffet option at our Departures lounge will be replaced by waiter service until further notice. Guests will be assigned a table upon checking in at the Departures lounge and will be served by the La Valette team after placing their order. Only complimentary beverages will be made available at the Arrivals lounge.

Unavailability of Publications & iPads
Newspapers, magazines, and iPads will be unavailable to limit our guests’ contact with common surfaces. Should you wish to leave feedback or suggestions, please ask for a comment card and stationery at reception.

OUR EFFORTS TO SAFEGUARD YOUR HEALTH

Social Distancing Measures

Our new signage and floor markings have been installed to help you find your way around the terminal, whilst keeping safe distances. We have also reorganised our seating in a way that meets social distancing requirements and installed protective panes at customer service desks to help limit unnecessary contact between our guests and front-line staff. Passenger flows have also been restructured in order to limit the unnecessary crossing of paths of travelling and non-travelling guests.

New Technologies

An investment in new technologies will help us deliver on our promise of protecting your health. Technologies in place will allow you to scan your passport and boarding pass at check-in, minimising interaction with our front-line staff as much as possible. Through our agglomeration detection technology, on the other hand, we will be alerted in real-time if social distancing is not maintained by passengers, permitting the team on the floor to take prompt action. Thermal screening cameras will help us detect passengers having a high temperature, with the least inconvenience possible.

Cleaning & Hygiene

Our cleaning and disinfection schedules have been aligned to the recommendations of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). This means that we are cleaning and disinfecting our terminal – especially surfaces that are regularly touched such as buttons and handles – more frequently and intensively. Special attention is also being given to the cleaning of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) units and testing of centralised drinking water distribution systems.

We also coordinate our efforts with those of all our airport stakeholders to ensure that the same hygiene and cleanliness standards are upheld across the terminal.

While we are doing our best to keep the terminal spotless, remember that personal hygiene is crucial as well. Clean your hands frequently by washing them with soap and water – our washrooms are equipped with touchless facilities – or by using the alcohol-based rub available at the sanitising stations around the terminal. It is also recommended that you have your own 100ml hand sanitising gel bottle handy throughout the journey, which can also be carried through security.

Our Airport Care Team

While we have put a lot of effort into limiting unnecessary contact between airport guests and staff, we have assembled and trained an Airport Care Team, whose primary role will be the facilitation of your journey whilst ensuring that health and safety recommendations are being observed by all airport guests. Members of this team will be roaming the terminal and wearing light blue vests in order for our guests to identify them easily should they need assistance.

AIRPORT VISITORS

Dropping off / Picking Up Someone

Please note that access to the terminal is controlled and largely limited to travelling guests only. Exceptions will be made in special circumstances for a visitor to accompany a travelling guest inside the terminal building; these circumstances include dropping off / picking up a minor and dropping off / picking up a person with reduced mobility.

Shopping and Dining at the Airport

All outlets within the terminal building are following the authorities’ health and safety recommendations in an effort to protect your wellbeing. When visiting the airport to shop or eat at one of the F&B outlets, remember to follow the signage installed within the respective outlet and to wear your face mask. Whenever possible, please pay using a credit card or mobile phone to avoid the unnecessary handling of bank notes and coins.

The access to certain outlets that were previously accessible to non-travelling visitors has been restricted to travelling guests and airport employees only, to limit the unnecessary crossing of paths of travelling and non-travelling guests.

 

Outlets and eateries that are accessible to visitors are:

 

Dr Juice (Check-In Hall)

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am – 4pm

 

Costa Coffee (Welcomers’ Hall)

Burger King (Level -1)

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am – 8:30pm

 

KFC (Level -1)

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm – 9pm

Hebe

Samsonite

Vodafone

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am – 7pm

WH Smith Express

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am – 7pm

 

Pharmacy

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 8am – 2.30pm; 3pm – 7pm; Sundays & Public Holidays, 8am – 10pm

Outlets & Eateries available at SkyParks Business Centre

For a list of outlets and eateries available at SkyParks Business Centre on the airport campus, click here.