Malta Allows Entry for Recovered and Tested Vistors

Malta will permit restriction-free entry for unvaccinated travelers. As of April 11, 2022, they will be able to enter Malta with either a valid recovery proof or a PCR test.

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Malta will soon allow entry to travelers who have recently recovered from coronavirus and to those visitors who have recently taken a COVID-19 PCR test.

Until now, visitors to Malta have been allowed to the country without restrictions only with valid vaccination proof. Now, the Maltese authorities decided to relax restrictions for unvaccinated visitors

As of April 11, 2022, all visitors who are able to provide a valid PCR test report or a certificate of recovery will be allowed to enter Malta under the same rules as vaccinated travelers.

Updated entry rules 

Those who wish to enter Malta with a PCR test must remember that the test needs to be taken up to 72 hours before their planned arrival. In turn, holders of valid recovery proof need to make sure that the certificates were not issued earlier than 180 days before the planned trip. 

This means that all travelers who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 can soon travel to Malta for any purpose without needing to meet any special entry requirements. They will only need to provide either valid recovery proof or a PCR test. 

Along with easing entry requirements for international arrivals, the Maltese authorities plan to also lift some remaining domestic coronavirus-related restrictions. As of April 10, 2022, both Maltese citizens and incoming visitors will no longer be obliged to provide valid vaccination proof in order to access various national events.

Maltese Passenger Locator Form

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Malta has also introduced a mandatory digital Passenger Locator Form. Every person planning to travel to Malta (except for transit travelers) must complete this online health and travel declaration within 72 hours prior to the planned arrival

Upon completing the PLF, every person will receive an individual QR code which is necessary to enter Malta hassle-free. The confirmation receipt must be saved as a digital copy and/or printed out. 

COVID-19 situation in Malta

Malta decided to relax its entry rules as well as domestic restrictions due to the low infection rates in the country and the improving coronavirus situation. Within the last week, the Maltese authorities have reported 4,497 new cases of COVID-19. 

As regards the vaccination rates, the ECDC data shows that over 1,203,000 vaccine doses have been administered so far in the country. This accounts for 94.0% of the entire Maltese population completing primary coronavirus vaccination, and another 79.4% receiving an additional vaccination dose.

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