Travel Advice

Mar 26, 2020 - 12:00

Following recent developments with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have collected and answered our passengers’ FAQs in one place here.

Malta International Airport is taking all preventive measures necessary so as to safeguard airport users, and the local health authorities are screening all outbound and inbound passengers at the airport.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: ON 17 MARCH 2020 THE MALTESE AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCED THE SUSPENSION OF ALL INBOUND COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS AS OF 20 MARCH 2020 AT 23:59. FROM SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2020, MALTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WILL BE OPERATIONAL TO FACILITATE THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF CARGO, HUMANITARIAN, AND REPATRIATION FLIGHTS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING AN UPCOMING FLIGHT, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AIRLINE. AIRLINE DETAILS MAY BE FOUND HERE.

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I AM CURRENTLY IN MALTA / ON MY WAY TO MALTA. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

> SELF-QUARANTINE & QUESTIONS OF A MEDICAL NATURE

Travellers that arrived in Malta on or after the 13th of March 2020, are obliged to observe a self-quarantine period of 14 days. Failure to observe this requirement may result in a fine of €3,000.

Travellers will only be allowed to take their flight back to their country of origin, before the quarantine period elapses, if they do not develop symptoms during their stay.

If you develop a fever, a cough or shortness of breath, please seek medical advice immediately from the local Health Authorities by calling +356 111 or +356 21 324 086.

> QUESTIONS RELATING TO YOUR STAY IN MALTA

The Malta Tourism Authority is providing free transfers from Malta International Airport to hotels and other accommodations and vice-versa.

To book your transfer on arrival, please visit the Malta Tourism Authority office located within the airport Arrivals’ Hall.

To book your transfer on departure, please visit https://www.maltatransfer.com and use the promo code: mtasupport.

Should you have further queries regarding your stay, contact the Malta Tourism Authority on +356 21692 447 or on tourismcovid-19helpline@visitmalta.com.

> QUESTIONS RELATING TO AN UPCOMING FLIGHT

Questions relating to your flight as well as rights and obligations at this time are to be directed to your airline. Airline contact details may be found here.

> Contact details of embassies in Malta 

If you are in Malta and would like to travel back to your country of origin, you may seek further advice from the relevant embassy for your country in Malta.

For a full list of embassies and consulates in Malta visit http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-in/malta.

MALTESE CITIZENS / PERSONS HOLDING A MALTESE RESIDENCE PERMIT WHO ARE CURRENTLY ABROAD

In view of the most recent developments, persons holding a valid Maltese passport / Maltese residence permit who are currently abroad, are urged reach the Situation Centre within the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on +356 2204 2200 or by email at sitcen.mfea@gov.mt.

For queries about your flight as well as your rights and obligations at this time, please contact your airline. Airline contact details may be found here.

Please note that the Malta Tourism Authority is offering free transport (as of 17.03.2020) to all inbound passengers. To book this free service, please visit the Malta Tourism Authority office located within the airport Arrivals’ Hall upon your arrival.