Malta Passenger Locator Form, PLF
Malta Passenger Locator Form is an online health and travel declaration that's part of the European Digital Passenger Locator Form system and serves as an obligatory document to enter Malta during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The PLF form is required of every incoming visitor to Malta despite their age, vaccination status, or country of origin. The form must be completed individually by every traveler wishing to visit Malta to help the Maltese health authorities in monitoring the Covid-19 situation within the country.
The only exemption when it comes to filling out the Maltese Digital Passenger Locator Form is for travelers who take a layover in Malta and do not leave the transit area at the airport.
Malta PLF can only be completed online since the 16th of August, 2021 when the country's government moved PLFs to an entirely online system. Completing the PLF is extremely intuitive and can be done using any device connected to the internet within 72 hours of the planned arrival in Malta.
After submitting the Maltese PLF online, travelers receive a PDF confirmation along with a unique QR code via email.
What do I need to fill out the PLF for Malta?
To fill out the PLF for Malta, prepare the following documents:
- a valid passport/ID (depending on which document you'll be traveling with)
- a vaccination certificate
- or a negative PCR test result (the test must be taken within 72 hours of arrival in Malta)
- details of the planned trip to Malta
Besides the above-listed documents and details, travelers completing the Digital Passenger Locator Form for Malta must have:
- >an active email address
- an internet connection
- a working device, such as a phone, laptop, PC, or tablet
How to complete the Maltese Digital Passenger Locator Form
To complete the Maltese Digital Passenger Locator Form, travelers should prepare the earlier-listed documents and details, and follow these steps to complete the process:
- Fill out the online form with the required data - provide the essential information in the form while making sure to avoid making mistakes or misspellings in the given data.
- Cover the service fee - using any preferred method of online payment, cover the service fee applicable when using our services.
- Check your email inbox - the PDF confirmation with a QR code will be delivered to each traveler via email.
Download the received PDF confirmation and either save an electronic copy or print out the confirmation to present upon your arrival in paper form.
Information to provide in the PLF for Malta
The following information must be provided in the online PLF for Malta:
- Personal Information (name, surname, ID/passport details, address in one's home country)
- Contact Details (phone number and email address)
- Details of one's Trip to Malta (airline/ship name, flight number, seat/cabin number, embarkation port/airport, destination airport/country, date of arrival, information of any possible connections, the address of the stay in Malta)
- Travel History (list the countries you have visited within the last 14 days)
- Emergency Contact Information (basic details of the person that will serve as your emergency contact during your stay in Malta)
- Health Declaration (vaccination/test details, age, symptoms, quarantine details - if necessary)
The information provided in the Maltese Passenger Locator Form must be up-to-date and error-free. Make sure to double-check your completed form before submitting it for approval.
What happens after submitting my form online
Submitted PLF forms are reviewed by the Maltese public health authorities between 7am till 9pm. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email containing your PDF confirmation of having completed the Maltese Passenger Locator Form along with your unique QR code.
Travelers who have received their confirmation should download the PDF files and either print them out or keep them as electronic copies onto their mobile devices.
Border and public health authorities in Malta will be checking if each incoming visitor has their own confirmation of a completed PLF and QR code ready to be presented.
Covid-19 entry restrictions in Malta
Covid-19 entry restrictions in Malta are applicable to both foreign travelers, as well as Maltese citizens and residents, and can differ depending on a few factors, including:
- the traveler's vaccination status
- whether coming from a Red or Dark Red country
- countries visited within the last 14 days
All travelers must complete the dPLF for Malta despite their age, vaccination status, or country of departure.
The Government of Malta has divided foreign countries into two color-coded lists that define the applicable travel requirements.
There are currently 99 countries listed as Red by the Maltese Government. Travelers whose home country is listed as Red or who have spent the last 14 days in a Red Zone country must adhere to the following entry requirements:
Fully vaccinated travelers must prepare their:
- vaccination certificate
- a confirmation of completing the dPLF for Malta
As of now, no quarantine period is required of fully vaccinated travelers coming from a Red List country.
Not fully vaccinated:
- Aged 0-4: must have a completed dPLF
- Aged 5-11: must have a compiled dPLF and a negative PCR test result
- Aged 12 and over: must have a completed dPLF, a negative PCR test result, and self-isolate for 14 days
Residents of Malta can apply to spend the quarantine period at their own residence to avoid the costs of self-isolating at an appropriate quarantine facility.
There are currently 131 countries listed as Dark-Red. Travelers who wish to visit Malta coming from any of these countries can do so only for essential reasons and upon meeting the following requirements:
- having a Covid-19 Public Health Travel Authorization (that can be applied for here)
- having a confirmation of a completed dPLF for Malta
- taking a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Malta
- taking a 14-day quarantine after arrival
Please note! The entry requirements may differ over time. The best way to prepare for a trip to Malta is to check the current restrictions on the official Maltese Government website and adhere to them.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a PLF for Malta?
If you plan on visiting Malta during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, you will need to complete the Digital Passenger Locator Form before departure. Maltese public health authorities will be checking if each incoming visitor has a PDF confirmation and their own QR code issued.
How do I get a PLF form for Malta?
PLF for Malta can only be accessed online by completing the application form with the required data, covering the service fee, and checking one's email inbox. The Digital Passenger Locator Form confirmation arrives in PDF form along with a unique QR code for each traveler.
Can I download a completed PLF for Malta?
After submitting the completed Digital passenger Locator Form for Malta, travelers receive a confirmation of its completion via email. The confirmation is delivered in PDF form and can be easily downloaded and kept in digital format or printed our before departure.
What do I need to apply for the Digital Passenger Locator Form for Malta?
To apply for the Malta dPLF, make sure that you have either a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test result, a valid passport or ID, all the essential details on the upcoming visit to Malta. To complete the process of applying for the Maltese PLF, you'll only need a working device connected to the internet and an active email address.
When should I submit my application?
Are there any Covid-19 entry restrictions in Malta?
There are numerous Covid-19 entry restrictions applicable for people wishing to visit Malta. The applicable entry restrictions may differ depending on the traveler's age, vaccination status, travel history, country of departure/origin. One requirement that's applicable to all travelers, no matter the circumstances, is completing the Digital Passenger Locator Form online before visiting Malta.