Malta announces easing of restrictions for inbound travelers from next Monday, 11th April 2022.
Update on COVID-19 Exit Roadmap for Malta
Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne, this morning announced that the Health Authorities will be proceeding with their planned COVID-19 exit roadmap as. Mr Fearne said that at present, despite observing an increase in daily cases, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, has confirmed that Malta had the lowest rate of COVID-related ITU occupancy across the EU.
This, together with the fact that the majority of the Maltese population has now received the third dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, will lead to further relaxing of COVID-19 measures, including easing of restrictions to incoming travel.
In fact, from Monday 11th April 2022, incoming tourists traveling to Malta from a country on the red list (which currently includes Ireland) will be allowed in with a negative PCR test (taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival) or a recognised Covid recovery certificate which cannot be older than 180 days.
Apart from this, Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister also announced that as planned, from the 10th April 2022, a vaccine certificate is no longer needed for persons to attend standing outdoor events or seated indoor events.
This follows the Easing of Restrictions in March which include:
- From the 14th of March, no masks have been required in public places and masks have only been mandatory inside and at mass events.
- Malta will recognize certificates with WHO-approved vaccines even if not approved by the EMA, as long as the certificate is recognized by the superintendent of public health and a negative PCR test is presented upon arrival
- Establishments can remain open until their license operating time
- Non-vaccinated – No quarantine for secondary contacts
- Quarantine for primary non-vaccinated contacts – 5 days, followed by a negative test
Further Information & Live Webinar
Further information on restrictions and requirements can be found at https://www.visitmalta.com/en/covid-19/. As always, check the requirements of the destination country before traveling!
Don’t forget to watch our live webinar with Malta Tourism Authority on Friday morning, 8th March, at 9.30am. ITTN’s Shane Cullen will be interviewing Peter Green. Sign up for an event on the ITTN website https://ittn.ie/event/malta-tourism-authority-webinar/ and be in with a chance to win one of two places on the upcoming Malta fam trip. Send any questions you have for Peter to [email protected]
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