Malta: Updated COVID-19-Related Entrance Measures

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The government of Malta removed quarantine requirements for travelers who can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result  


The government of Malta introduced new COVID-19 entrance requirements on 6 June 2022. Under these new requirements, travelers will be permitted to enter the country without being required to undergo a quarantine period so long as they can provide proof of the following: 

  • A valid vaccination certificate;  
  • A certificate of recovery; or  
  • Proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, or a negative rapid antigen test taken no more than 24 hours prior to arrival.  

Travelers who cannot provide proof of these documents will be required to undergo a seven-to-10-day quarantine period. For additional COVID-19-related health measures in Malta, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

As of 6 June 2022, travelers will not be required to undergo a quarantine period in Malta if they can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization prior to arrival, where applicable.   

Looking Ahead  

The government of Malta announced that additional COVID-19 measures will be introduced at the end of July 2022. Continue to check the government of Malta’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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This article was published on 14 July 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.