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COVID-19 Coronavirus: Guidance for Travellers

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Tourists entering Malta from any country from 13th March 2020 onwards must spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine.



Tourists entering Malta from any country from 13:30 on 13th March 2020 onwards must spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine, which 14 days start from the last day that they were in any of these countries. This is enforceable by law. Failure to observe this obligation will result in fines of €3,000 for each time it is breached.

In view of the decision taken by the Government of Malta to ban all air and sea travel between Malta and Switzerland, Germany, France and Spain, in addition to previous decision that included Italy, kindly be guided as per below.

For tourists from the mentioned countries currently in Malta:
Tourists who have entered Malta after having travelled or transited in any of the following countries at any time from 27 February 2020 onwards must spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine, which 14 days start from the last day that they were in any of these countries. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €3,000 for each time it is breached.

  • Italy
  • China (including Hong Kong)
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • Iran
  • South Korea

Tourists who have entered Malta after having travelled or transited in any of the following countries at any time from 11 March 2020 onwards must spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine, which 14 days start from the date of their arrival in Malta. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €3,000 for each time it is breached.

  • Spain
  • Germany
  • France
  • Switzerland

Persons living in the same households as any of the above persons (all three categories mentioned above) must also spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €3,000 for each time it is breached.

Should any individual in quarantine develop symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath they are to remain in quarantine and contact 111 or 356 21324086 or email covid19health@gov.mt to be undergo necessary medical tests.

Travellers should contact 356 21692447 or email: tourismcovid-19helpline@visitmalta.com should they require further information on these guidelines

Travellers staying for less than 14 days must observe mandatory self-quarantine for the entire duration of their stay. It is important that individuals travelling are asymptomatic.

In those cases, where flights to the country of origin are banned, travellers may also choose to ask to be repatriated earlier than planned departure date. Arrangements to be made via their country's Embassy or Consulate in Malta. It is important that individuals travelling are asymptomatic.

How long will this measure be in force?
At this time decision is until further notice. This shall be reviewed as situation in the respective countries evolves and World Health Organisation gives further guidance.

The latest and most updated information related to COVID-19 can be found on the following website: www.covid19health.gov.mt