To Malta without quarantine
From Monday 11 April, travellers to Malta from red-listed countries will also be able to enter the country on presentation of a negative PCR test (taken up to 72 hours before arrival) or a certificate of recovery status (which must be no more than 180 days old).
Chris Fearne, Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health, announced that Malta continues to implement its COVID-19 pandemic mitigation efforts. Fearne said that currently, despite seeing an increase in the number of daily cases of the disease, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has confirmed that the country has the lowest rate of COVID-19 cases in the entire EU.
With the vast majority of Malta’s population having already received their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Maltese. Health officials have decided to ease sanitary restrictions, including travel restrictions.
Deputy Prime Minister announced that from April 10, 2022, people participating in mass events (both outdoors and in closed spaces) will not have to show a vaccination certificate.
Clayton Bartolo, Malta’s Minister of Tourism, said: “The decision to ease travel restrictions related to COVID-19 marks a turning point in the government’s efforts to restore normalcy in the Maltese Islands. We are confident that the coming months will bring excellent results for the tourism industry. We also hope that this will help us achieve our ultimate goal of making Malta a quality tourist destination.”
Johann Buttigieg, Director General of the Malta Tourism Organisation, added: “The Malta Tourism Organisation welcomes this latest regulation which will certainly help the tourism sector to continue its recovery from the pandemic. Now, people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for various reasons will be able to visit Malta without having to undergo mandatory quarantine. This is great news for the tourism industry and we look forward to welcoming all visitors to our islands.”