malta coronavirus

Queries and travel questions Answered

Date Last Updated: 2nd July 2020

Find out the latest news about Malta Coronavirus? Following increasing awareness regarding the outbreak of a novel coronavirus COVID-19 we have put up this page with interesting information that can help you plan your visit to Malta, what you have to do and how to take care of yourself.

The page is updated according to:

  • Government of Malta Websites
  • Press conferences held by the Prime Minister of Malta
  • Legal Notices
  • World Health Organisation - WHO
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – ECDC

What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Malta

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Where can I contact for information about the coronavirus?

Have symptoms or want to call for information?

  • Dial 111 or 21324086
  • It is important to avoid calling 112 number unless it is a real emergency.
  • You can also call the local Health Authorities on 21324086.

Latest Malta Coronavirus Openings

The Prime Minister of Malta Robert Abela, the Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne and Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci announced the following measures.

  • All commerical establishments will be allowed to open by the end of May. This will remain effective subject that the COVID-19 figures will remain under control.
  • The COVID-19 Wage Supplement measures have been extended till end June.
  • All present restrictions will have to be abided by everyone.

starting 15th July

All additional countries are allowed to visit Malta.

starting 1st July

Malta will not be in a Public Health emergency anymore.

The 75 person limit will be removed.

The Malta International Airport and other ports in Malta will open.

As reported yesterday, the airport will be opening on the 1st July 2020.

The flights that will be opening to Malta are as follows:

  • Austria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway
  • Sardegna (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland
  • Flights from mainland Italy and the United Kingdom are still not included in this list hence no travel from those countries are allowed.
  • No mandatory two week quarantine is needed when you come to Malta.
  • On arrival you have to fill up a passenger locator form.
  • Swab tests will not be taken on travelling people.
  • You will need to show proof that you were in your home country for four weeks prior to visiting Malta.

starting 13th June

  • Religious services to resume

starting 5th June

The following will open:

  • Bars
  • Gyms
  • Childcare Centres

Other lifting measures:

  • The six-person limit has been lifted up to 75 people but no mass gatherings are allowed. Social distancing rules still apply.
  • Masks are still mandatory in shops and public transport.
  • All workers are expected to return to work.
  • No contact sports is allowed for now.

starting 22nd may

  • Hairdressers and Barbers
  • Restaurants
  • Beauticians
  • Band Clubs
  • Nail Technicians and Nail Artists
  • Hotels (for locals only)
  • Outdoor Establishments including Swimming Pools, lidos and outside entertainments
  • Catering Establishments
  • Open Air Markets

The number of persons in a group were increased from 4 to 6. If you do not abide by the rule you are subject to a €100 fine.

Funerals are allowed but with family members only.

opening 4th may

  • Lotto Shops
  • VRT Testing Centres
  • Clothes Shops
  • Sport Shops
  • Jewellery & Costume Jewellery Shops
  • Shoe Shops
  • Haberdashery
  • Discount Stores
  • Luggage and Travel Shops
  • Hobby Shops
  • Florists
  • Furniture Shops
  • Opticians

People will be able to travel between the islands of Malta and Gozo subject that face masks are worn and limited number of passengers are allowed on each trip.

The number of persons in a public space that can stay together has been increased from 3 to 4. A €100 fine per person will still be issued if you are caught in a group of more than 4.

health measures

  • All Health Centres will start conducting vaccinations on children.
  • Endoscopies and Gastroscopies
  • Cancer Screening Services
  • CT Scans Appointments
  • ECGs

Various Restrictions will apply for all establishments

  • Masks must be worn when visiting shops and using public transport
  • No changing rooms are allowed to be used in clothes shoes.
  • All shops are to provide the service of sanitizers at all entrance doors.

Coronavirus Malta And Worldwide Statistics

When was the first case in Malta?

  • First case was announced on Saturday 7th March 2020.

When was the first locally transmitted case in Malta?

  • On the 16th March 2020 and they were three.

Current Statistics: 2nd July 2020 Statistics

  • Current World case numbers: Over 10,833,130 cases
  • Number of virus deaths: Over 519,571 deaths
  • Number of recoveries: 6,052,014 recoveries
  • Malta Coronavirus Total Cases: 671
  • Malta Coronavirus Active Cases: 13
  • Malta Coronavirus Recoveries: 649
  • Coronavirus Malta Deaths: 9
  • Total tests carried out: 96,266

Top 10 Countries Effected by COVID-19 Virus: 19th June 2020 Statistics

  • USA: 2,263,756Cases | 120,688 Deaths | 931,079 Recoveries
  • Brazil: 983,359 Cases | 47,869 Deaths | 520,360 Recoveries
  • Russia: 569,063 Cases | 7,841 Deaths | 324,406 Recoveries
  • India: 382,143 Cases | 12,610 Deaths | 205,454 Recoveries
  • UK: 300,469 Cases | 42,288 Deaths | N/A Recoveries  
  • Spain: 292,348Cases | 27,,136 Deaths | N/A Recoveries
  • Peru: 244,388 Cases | 7,461 Deaths | 131,190 Recoveries
  • Italy: 238,159 Cases | 34,514 Deaths | 180,544 Recoveries
  • Chile: 225,103 Cases | 3,841 Deaths | 186,441 Recoveries
  • Iran: 200,262 Cases | 9,392 Deaths | 159,192 Recoveries 

malta coronavirus cases day by day

  • 1st June - 1 case confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 2nd June - 1 case confirmed. 17 more patients are recovered.
  • 3rd June - 2 cases confirmed. 8 more patients are recovered.
  • 4th June - 0 cases confirmed. 14 more patients are recovered.
  • 5th June - 3 cases confirmed. 7 more patients are recovered.
  • 6th June - 2 cases confirmed. 13 more patients are recovered.
  • 7th June - 2 cases confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 8th June - 1 case confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 9th June - 2 cases confirmed. 1 more patients are recovered.
  • 10th June - 3 cases confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 11th June - 5 cases confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 12th June - 5 cases confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 13th June - 1 case confirmed. 1 more patient are recovered.
  • 14th June - 3 cases confirmed. 2 more patients are recovered.
  • 15th June - 1 case confirmed. 0 more patient are recovered.
  • 16th June - 6 cases confirmed. 5 more patients are recovered.
  • 17th June - 6 cases confirmed. 2 more patients are recovered.
  • 18th June - 1 case confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 19th June - 0 cases confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 20th June - 1 case confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 21at June - 1 case confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 22nd June - 0 cases confirmed. 1 more patient are recovered.
  • 23rd June - 0 cases confirmed. 1 more patient are recovered.
  • 24th June - 0 cases confirmed. 6 more patients are recovered.
  • 25th June - 3 cases confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 26th June - 2 cases confirmed. 5 more patients are recovered.
  • 27th June - 0 cases confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 28th June - 0 cases confirmed. 1 more patient are recovered.
  • 29th June - 0 cases confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 30th June - 0 cases confirmed. 1 more patient are recovered.
  • 1st July - 1 case confirmed. 7 more patients are recovered.
  • 2nd July - 0 cases confirmed. 2 more patients are recovered.

Total: 671 Cases, 649 Recoveries and 9 deaths

history of cases per month

Click or tap on the bar to see all the daily cases for all the month.

These are the cases found during the month of March

  • 7th March - The first 3 cases were confirmed in Malta
  • 8th March - No cases diagnosed.
  • 9th March - 1 case confirmed.
  • 10th March - 1 case confirmed.
  • 11th March - 2 cases confirmed.
  • 12th March - 2 cases confirmed.
  • 13th March - 4 cases confirmed. The first patient has recovered from the virus.
  • 14th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 15th March - 3 cases confirmed. The second patient to have recovered from the virus.
  • 16th March - 9 cases confirmed. 3 of them were locally transmitted cases.
  • 17th March - 8 cases confirmed.
  • 18th March - 10 cases confirmed.
  • 19th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 20th March - 11 cases confirmed.
  • 21st March - 9 cases confirmed.
  • 22nd March - 17 cases confirmed.
  • 23rd March - 17 cases confirmed.
  • 24th March - 3 cases confirmed.
  • 25th March - 19 cases confirmed.
  • 26th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 27th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 28th March - 10 cases confirmed.
  • 29th March - 2 cases confirmed.
  • 30th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 31st March - 13 cases confirmed.

These are the cases found during the month of April

  • 1st April - 19 cases confirmed.
  • 2nd April - 7 cases confirmed.
  • 3rd April - 7 cases confirmed.
  • 4th April - 11 cases confirmed.
  • 5th April - 14 cases confirmed. Three more patients have recovered from the virus.
  • 6th April - 14 cases confirmed.
  • 7th April - 52 cases confirmed.
  • 8th April - 6 cases confirmed. First Coronavirus patient to die in Malta. 11 more patients are recovered.
  • 9th April - 38 cases confirmed. The second patient has died from the virus.
  • 10th April - 13 cases confirmed.
  • 11th April - 20 cases confirmed. Third patient died of the COVID-19 virus.
  • 12th April - 8 cases confirmed. 28 more patients are recovered.
  • 13th April - 6 cases confirmed.
  • 14th April - 9 cases confirmed.
  • 15th April - 6 cases confirmed.
  • 16th April - 13 cases confirmed. 38 more patients are recovered.
  • 17th April - 10 cases confirmed. 9 more patients are recovered.
  • 18th April - 4 cases confirmed. 8 more patients are recovered.
  • 19th April - 1 case confirmed. 19 more patients are recovered.
  • 20th April - 4 cases confirmed. 8 more patients are recovered.
  • 21st April - 12 cases confirmed. 24 more patients are recovered.
  • 22nd April - 1 case confirmed. 15 more patients are recovered.
  • 23rd April - 1 case confirmed. 39 more patients are recovered.
  • 24th April - 2 cases confirmed. 19 more patients are recovered.
  • 25th April - 1 case confirmed. 26 more patients are recovered. Fourth Patient died.
  • 26th April - 0 cases confirmed. 33 more patients are recovered.
  • 27th April - 2 cases confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 28th April - 8 cases confirmed. 17 more patients are recovered.
  • 29th April - 5 cases confirmed. 36 more patients are recovered.
  • 30th April - 2 cases confirmed. 12 more patients are recovered.

These are the cases found during the month of May

  • 1st May - 2 cases confirmed. 16 more patients are recovered.
  • 2nd May - 1 case confirmed. 12 more patients are recovered.
  • 3rd May - 9 case confirmed. 13 more patients are recovered.
  • 4th May - 3 case confirmed. 7 more patients are recovered.
  • 5th May - 2 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered. Fifth patient died.
  • 6th May - 2 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 7th May - 2 case confirmed. 6 more patients are recovered.
  • 8th May - 3 case confirmed. 6 more patients are recovered.
  • 9th May - 1 case confirmed. 8 more patients are recovered.
  • 10th May - 6 case confirmed. 6 more patients are recovered.
  • 11th May - 7 case confirmed. 1 more patients are recovered.
  • 12th May - 3 case confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 13th May - 2 case confirmed. 2 more patients are recovered. Sixth patient died.
  • 14th May - 14 case confirmed. 7 more patients are recovered.
  • 15th May - 10 case confirmed. 5 more patients are recovered.
  • 16th May - 14 case confirmed. 2 more patients are recovered.
  • 17th May - 7 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 18th May - 5 case confirmed. 2 more patients are recovered.
  • 19th May - 11 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 20th May - 15 case confirmed. 5 more patients are recovered.
  • 21st May - 15 case confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 22nd May - 1 case confirmed. 1 more patients are recovered.
  • 23rd May - 9 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 24th May - 1 case confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 25th May - 1 case confirmed. 9 more patients are recovered.
  • 26th May - 0 case confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 27th May - 1 case confirmed. 6 more patients are recovered. Seventh patient died.
  • 28th May - 4 case confirmed. 10 more patients are recovered.
  • 29th May - 0 case confirmed. 13 more patients are recovered. Eight and Ninth patient died.
  • 30th May - 2 case confirmed. 11 more patients are recovered.
  • 31st May - 0 case confirmed. 9 more patients are recovered.

What's the situation in Malta right now?

Is the airport closed due to the coronavirus?

  • No, the Malta International Airport is open.

Is Malta on lock down?

  • No Malta currently is not on lock down anymore.
  • Schools are to open as from September 2020.
  • MATSEC Examinations:  Orals, practicals and listening exams are officially postponed.
  • Churches are open to the public, but precautions are being taken.
  • All external events have been cancelled by the government and private entities including weddings, St. Patrick's day and all other activities were people gather together.
  • All old peoples homes both government and private are closed for visits. Only emergency visits are allowed and screening will be affected if you visit.

Should I cancel my trip to Malta?

  • Till now the airport is closed for all visitors coming and leaving Malta. There is not exact date of when the airport will open.
  • In our opinion you should not come to Malta at the moment like many other countries around the world where they have imposed many regulations to control the spread of the virus.
  • It is up to you and your family to see whether you should cancel your trip.
  • What I can tell you is that we in Malta are hoping to welcome guests as soon as possible.
  • If you booked your trip for sometime this summer or fall, I suggest waiting to see what happens. 

Can I walk around in Malta?

  • Up to now you are free to roam around, but it is advisable if you do not need to go out, you must stay indoors.
  • When outside we must all follow social distancing of at least 2 meters (6 feet) rules and if you go inside any premises you MUST wear a mask.

what is closed and open?

The following are completely closed until further notice:

  • Schools and universities (probably September)
  • Gyms & Bars (5th June)
  • Cinemas
  • Band clubs (Kazini)
  • Child care centres
  • School examinations - postponed
  • Museum and Historical Sites
  • Airport (1st July)

what is open?

Till today things are opening slowly.

The following are open and are operational:

  • Mater Dei Hospital
  • Health Centres in various villages
  • Capua Hospital - Private hospital
  • Petrol stations
  • Gozo General Hospital
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Gozo Channel - non-essential travel ban has now been lifted.
  • Freeport
  • Grand Harbour for general shipping
  • Catamaran from Grand Harbour to Sicily – operating only for transportation of goods only.
  • Public Transport
  • Taxi services

quarantine rules

The Maltese government has announced that air travel to and from Malta is banned as from midnight Wednesday 12th March 2020 up until further notice.

Quarantine rules

  • As from today (13th March 2020) Mandatory quarantine of 14 days to anyone who flies to Malta from any country around the globe.
  • Since travelling has stopped, this fine still applies to anyone who has mandatory quarantine as they would have developed symptoms and has been told by the health authorities to stay home and those who tests out positive to the virus and are asked to recover at home. A €3000 fine will be given every time you are caught.
  • The Malta Police will be doing spot checks on people who are supposed to be doing the quarantine.

hospital visits

Mater Dei Hospital Visiting

CURRENTLY NO VISITORS ARE ALLOWED TO VISIT PATIENTS UNLESS IN EMERGENCY CASES.

  • All visitors shall be screened before entering the hospital. Due to this expect some waiting time.
  • It is advised that anyone who is feeling unwell should not go.
  • Others who returned from countries identified by the Maltese Public Health Department as being at risk should stay back from visiting.
  • All entrances are being provided with sanitisers and everyone is advised to wash their hands before entering and before leaving.

Screening will be held at:

  • Main Entrance Door
  • Day-care Units
  • Outpatients Department
  • Accident & Emergency Department
  • Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre

Coronavirus Malta | Mater Dei Hospital

Mater Dei Hospital, the main hospital of Malta

Tips On How To Reduce The Spread Of Coronavirus

How does the virus spread?

The virus spreads when a sick person sneezes without using a protection in front of his mouth. The person drops droplets which spread out onto a healthy person or persons around him and come in touch with your eyes, nose or mouth.

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

If you have these symptoms, do not panic! These symptoms can also indicate any number of other illnesses including the cold, flu, and other viral infections.

According to the Center for Disease Control you must

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for not less than 20 seconds
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you cannot wash your hands
  • Keep your distance - 2 metres is recommended safe.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

So points to remember

  • Avoid crowds because you do not know who might be sick.
  • A sick person who can be around you can get a variety of things around him and around you infected with his saliva through his hands or through sneezing.
  • Carry around a hand sanitizer especially if you are going to touch the following things: door knobs, public transport buses, digital devices, telephones, tissues, pens, pencils, computer mouse, key pad, lift buttons, handrails and staircases, banisters.
  • So one has to be careful and washes his hands as soon as possible after having touched or visited public places.
  • Viruses remain on objects for up to 24 hours, and the only way to get rid of them is through proper washing of hands.

There are four main precautions which you should follow:

  1. Do not touch your face or anyone else’s face if your hands are dirty. If you need to do so first wash your hands very well.
  2. You should not use a mouth mask for more than a day. Bacteria grows on the inner side of the mask if you wear them for too long.
  3. Food should not be shared apart from utensils, glasses, plates, towels, sponges. Use a serving spoon.
  4. The most important rule, always wash your hands as many times you feel it is required especially before touching food and utensils in your kitchen, before eating and after coming back from public places.

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