Malta has officially reopened its doors to tourists as of July 1st. However, it only allows visitors from 20 countries are allowed to enter. On July 11, Malta added a few more countries to the list. Visitors coming from these countries are no longer required to go on a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
However, anyone who has been to countries with high cases of COVID 19 will be asked to present a special permit from health and will be asked to go into quarantine upon arrival in Malta.
Who Can Enter Malta?
As of July 11, visitors from these countries are allowed to enter Malta without the need to submit a negative COVID 19 test or go on quarantine.
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
According to Visit Malta, any visitor coming from countries not listed above and have not spent at least 14 days in any of the safe countries, must request for a special permit from Health Authorities and might be obliged to do a quarantine upon arrival.
Safety Measures and New Technologies
The government of Malta has taken all the necessary safety measures, invested in technologies, and trained their front liners to make all visitors feel safe and secure during their visit.
New signage and floor markings were installed at the airport terminal to ensure that social distancing measures were followed. The seating arrangements have also been reorganized in accordance with the social distancing requirements.
New technologies were put in place that allows passengers to scan their passports and boarding passes at check-in, which minimizes interactions with the airport staff.
What’s Open In Malta?
Since around the middle of May, the establishments in Malta have been gradually opening. Shops, restaurants, and gyms have resumed operation under the “new normal”.
These are the places opened in Malta where tourists can visit. Take note that social distancing measures and enhanced health protocols are in place.
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Hotels and accommodations
- Museums and attractions (with limited hours)
- Restaurants and bars
- Shopping malls and non-essential stores
- Cinemas and theaters
Which Airlines Are Flying to Malta?
Air Malta, the country’s flag carrier, has already resumed most of its direct flights to Malta since June. Other airlines, such as Ryan Air and Wizz Air have started flying back to Malta in July.
There are plenty of direct flights to Malta coming from various cities in Europe, such as Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, Zurich, Dublin, and Luxembourg.