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Malta Travel Restrictions Lifted

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Updated: 15/07/2020

We have received new guidance from the FCO regarding international travel from the UK to Malta.

Based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks, from the 4th of July 2020, Malta is classed as exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential travel. 

As of today, Wednesday 15th July 2020, the UK has formed a “travel corridor” with Malta, and passengers can now travel from the UK to Malta without having to quarantine when they get there, as long as they are not displaying symptoms and have not come into contact with anyone displaying symptoms within the last 14 days. You need to have stayed in the UK for 4 weeks prior to travelling.  

Before You Travel to Malta

It is extremely important that you have adequate travel insurance to cover your trip to Malta. Please check with your travel insurance company that they cover against Coronavirus and associated costs. 

You should also apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you have not already got one - these are still valid for use until 31st December 2020 - https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/apply-for-a-free-ehic-european-health-insurance-card/

You will need to check with your individual airline regarding requirements to wear masks on flights and also regarding social distancing regulations onboard the aircraft. Please see the links section at the bottom of this page for details. 

Before travelling to Malta, all guests need to download, print and complete a declaration of health and also a passenger locator form and present them on arrival at the airport. This is to enable the Health Authorities to trace travelling guests.

The forms can be found on the Malta airport website - https://www.maltairport.com/declarationforms/

If you or anyone you are travelling with develop symptoms of Coronavirus whilst flying, you must inform the cabin crew immediately. 

On Arrival in Malta

You will need to have your temperature checked on arrival into Malta. If you are found to have a high temperature (over 37.2C) , you will have to undergo a swab test.

Your Malta Holiday

Based on currently available information (as of 14th July 2020), there is a low risk of exposure to COVID-19 in Malta, however social distancing of 2 metres is encouraged. 

You must wear a mask on public transport at all times. Museums and tourist sites, shops, gyms, hairdressers, swimming pools, restaurants and bars have now reopened but with restrictions on the number of customers allowed entry, a requirement to wear a mask and an ability to maintain social distancing.

If you develop symptoms of Coronavirus whilst on holiday in Malta, however mild, you must inform hotel staff or call 111 (local Health Authority in Malta) for advice. 

On Arrival to the UK

As long as you and those you have travelled with are not displaying symptoms, you do not need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival back into the UK. You may be temperature checked on arrival.

Before your arrival you will be asked to complete a passenger locator form. You must complete this form within the 48 hours prior to arriving back in the UK. Every person must fill out their own form above the age of 18. Please check the link below if you are travelling with children.  

You can complete the form here - 

https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

You will need to show your completed form on arrival at the UK border either by printing it or showing it on your phone. Your information will be used in case the government needs to trace you if someone you have travelled with develops symptoms. 

Useful Links

Declaration Forms for Malta - https://www.maltairport.com/declarationforms/

Declaration Forms for UK - https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk

Current travel corridors: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

FCO travel advice for Malta:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malta

Apply for an EHIC card - https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/apply-for-a-free-ehic-european-health-insurance-card/

Individual Airlines Coronavirus Advice - 

British Airways - https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/the-ba-experience/welcome-on-board

Easyjet - https://www.easyjet.com/en/fly-with-confidence

Jet2.com - https://www.jet2.com/flights/safe-travel

AirMalta - https://www.airmalta.com/caring-for-your-health-and-safety

Ryanair - https://www.ryanair.com/ie/en/travel-updates/articles/europe-s-covid-19-travel-documentation---public-health-restricti

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