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Last Updated On: 11/01/2022 at 09:38


 

Requirements for Entry into the United Kingdom from Malta

 

Latest Update:

Vaccinated passengers no longer need to take a PCR test before travelling to England or self-isolate upon arrival. However, all vaccinated passengers must take a PCR test or a lateral flow test on or before day 2 after arrival. 

If a positive result is received, the passenger will need to self-isolate and take a free confirmatory PCR test. Any tests must be booked before travelling to England. 

Unvaccinated passengers must continue to take a pre-departure test, PCR test on or before Day 2 and on or after Day 8 and self-isolate for 10 days. ‘Test to release’ remains an option for unvaccinated people to shorten their self-isolation period.

 

Fully Vaccinated Travellers

 

Passengers will qualify as fully vaccinated if they are vaccinated under an approved vaccination programme in the UK, Europe, USA or UK vaccine programme overseas. More information about approved vaccination programmes is available here.

 

Testing and Quarantine

Vaccinated passengers are no longer required to take a PCR test before travelling to England or self-isolate upon arrival.

However, all vaccinated passengers must take a PCR test or a lateral flow test upon arrival in England. If a positive result is received, the passenger will need to self-isolate and take a free confirmatory PCR test.

The test must be booked before your departure on the CTM booking portal, or from a private provider listed on GOV.UK.

All passengers under 18 years of age will be treated as fully vaccinated, even if they have not been vaccinated. They will also be required to take a post-arrival test and show a negative pre-departure test (rapid lateral flow or PCR) taken up to 48 hours before departure to the UK if they are over 12 years-old.

Children aged 4 and under do not have to take any COVID-19 travel tests.

 

Forms or Declarations

Fully vaccinated travellers must be able to prove that they have been fully vaccinated (with 14 days having elapsed from the date when they received their last vaccination dose) with a document (digital or paper-based) from a national or state-level public health body that must include:

  • first name and surname(s)
  • date of birth
  • vaccine brand and manufacturer
  • date of vaccination for every dose
  • country or territory of vaccination and/or certificate issuer

If the document does not include all of the above information, the traveller must follow the rules which apply to non-vaccinated passengers.

You must also complete a passenger locator form (available at this link) within 48 hours prior to arrival in the United Kingdom.

 

Non-Vaccinated and Partially Vaccinated Travellers

 

Testing, Quarantine and Forms

Before travelling to the United Kingdom, non-vaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers must:

  • test (rapid lateral flow or PCR) as close as possible to departure and not more than 48 hours before their flight.
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 tests to be taken following arrival
  • complete a passenger locator form (available at this link) within 48 hours prior to arrival

 

Following their arrival in the United Kingdom, non-vaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers must:

  • quarantine at home or at an alternative residence for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

 

If you need to quarantine, you may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

 

For the latest information regarding entry regulations for:

England, please click here.

Northern Ireland, please click here

Scotland, please click here

Wales, please click here

 


 

Requirements for Entry into Malta from the United Kingdom

 

For the latest information regarding entry regulations for Malta, please click here.

 

Before booking a flight, we advise you to contact your airline for guidance in relation to health and safety protocols at your destination or any airline specific requirements in place. Airline contact details may be found here, while our airport’s flight schedule is available here.