Malta changes travel rules for Easter – quarantine to be scrapped for unvaccinated tourists


Malta is set to scrap quarantine rules for unvaccinated British visitors, as the Easter holiday season gets underway. Countries around the world have relaxed their coronavirus entry requirements in an effort to entice visitors.

Previously, only fully vaccinated visitors could visit Malta without having to quarantine. However, from April 11, visitors from any country on Malta’s red list – which includes the UK – can travel to Malta without being required to quarantine.

As a popular destination among British holidaymakers, it’s hoped that the move will provide Malta’s tourist industry with a boost. But what exactly are the current travel rules in Malta?

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What are the current travel rules for Malta?

Fully vaccinated people can enter Malta without having to quarantine. They will be required to present proof of full vaccination – the NHS Covid pass will be accepted – when entering Malta, and you must wait at least 14 days after your last regular vaccine dose to travel.

From April 11, travellers from red list countries who are not fully vaccinated will no longer be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Malta. They will need to provide a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before their arrival.

All people travelling to Malta must complete a passenger locator form before travelling to the country. You will be required to show the QR code both to airline staff upon departure from the UK and to health officials once you arrive in Malta.

According to the UK government’s travel guidance for Malta, people who’ve had Covid within the last six months will not be able to use the UK’s proof of Covid recovery record upon entering Malta.

Children aged under five are exempt from vaccine and testing requirements, while children aged between five and 11 will be able to enter Malta with a negative PCR taken within 72 hours before arrival. Those aged 12 to 18 who aren’t fully vaccinated will be subject to the same entry requirements as unvaccinated adults.

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