Travel by air or sea to Malta is possible during this global pandemic, but only from a list of approved countries.
Corridor Countries (Green List)
Corridor countries are a list of safe countries from which it is possible to travel to Malta. The current list of corridor countries includes the following:
Andorra, Australia, Canada, China (including, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (including Gibraltar), Uruguay, Vatican City.
If you are travelling to Malta from any of these countries then, there is no need to self-isolate or produce a negative COVID test. However, you may be randomly selected to take a test upon arrival.
Even if you are travelling from a safe country, ESN Malta suggests that you take the test upon arrival to Malta, and self-isolate for 5 days or until you receive your test results.
An amber list of corridor countries is published from week to week from which arriving passengers must produce a negative PCR COVID-19 swab test result, which test must have been taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta. If a negative test is not presented, a swab test on arrival or a 14 day quarantine period may be required.
Amber countries from which travellers to Malta require proof of negative PCR COVID-19 swab test done within the previous 72 hours currently are:
- Belgium (all airports)
- Czech Republic
- France (all Paris airports, Marseille)
- Netherlands (all airports)
- Poland (Gdansk, Krakow)
- Portugal (Porto)
- Spain (Madrid, Barcelona and Girona airport)
- Switzerland (all airports)
- Tunisia, United Kingdom (Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle)
All other countries not on the Green or Amber list, are automatically included in the Red List. If you want to travel to Malta from a country which is not included in the corridor countries list, or amber list, you will then need to spend 14-days in a corridor country before arrival.
Information regarding travel to and from further destinations and testing and quarantine requirements on arrival will be included in future updates that may be accessed online at https://reopen.europa.eu/en.
Additional Travel Documents
If you are arriving to Malta by air travel, these forms are to be given to aircraft crew or placed in the deposit boxes available on exit from the Terminal Temperature Screening Points following arrival at Malta International Airport.
If you are arriving to Malta by ferry from Sicily, you need to hand in these documents to the crew members at the check-in desk.
It is a criminal offence to input false data when filling in the form.
This advice is meant as a guideline only and should not be used in lieu of expert medical advice. Furthermore, information contained herein is correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change and may change in the future.