The following COVID-19 restrictions are currently in place:
- Only 6 people may gather together in public spaces.
- Only 4 households may gather in a private home, and mixing of households in strongly discouraged.
- Restaurants, bars, snackbars and social clubs are open for dine-in customers until 2am.
- Seated weddings are allowed, and funerals allowed with strict protocols in places.
- New regulations apply for standing and seated gatherings up to 100 people.
- The wearing of face masks is mandatory in all places outside of your residence - except for when at the beach, where they are recommended but not mandatory.
- Individuals who are fully vaccinated and hold recognised proof can remove their mask in outdoor public spaces if on their own or with one other vaccinated person.
- Children under 12 can remove their mask in outdoor public spaces if they are with a vaccinated adult.
Arrivals into Malta are subject to restrictions depending on the country/ies they have spent time in within 14 days of arrival in Malta. Countries are categorised by a traffic light system, with all countries currently listed as either 'red' or 'dark red'.
- As from 14 July 2021, arrivals from 'red' countries are required to be in possession of a valid and recognised COVID-19 vaccine certificate and a completed passenger locator form to travel to Malta. The Australian vaccination certificate through the Medicare Express Plus App is recognised from 13 August 2021.
- Children aged 5-11 can travel if they are accompanying their vaccinated parents/legal guardian and must show evidence of a negative PCR test, dated within 72 hours before arrival. Children under 5 do not need a test.
- Those who are unable to take the vaccine due to a proven medical reason can travel to Malta but must also provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
- Any arrivals without a valid vaccine certificate and without a proven medical exemption from vaccination will be required to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense in designated quarantine facilities.
- Travel from 'dark red' countries is banned without prior approval from the Superintended of Public Health.
- For more information and for the list of approved vaccine certificates, please view the full travel requirements for each category.
For further details on mandatory mitigation conditions and guidance, please visit Health.gov.mt.
For Australian citizens living in Malta with citizenship, eID, passport, visa, or residence permit enquiries please seek advice with Identity Malta.
Please consult the following websites for updates and measures that need to be observed in country:
COVID-19 Public Health Helpline in Malta: 111 or (+356) 21 324 086 Email: [email protected]