malta travel advice

thinking of coming to malta? read this before visiting

Date Last Updated: 1st February 2021 - This Page Will Receive Constant Updates

Many people are asking for Malta travel advice as they are thinking of travelling to Malta.

We put together the most common questions people are asking and we answered them and also added links to necessary websites for more information.

Always make sure you have the right information before travelling anywhere, whether it is restrictions, quarantine, testing, vaccination. This page is only for generic queries.

What are the restrictions in Malta?

  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Social distancing is obligatory.
  • Limited people are allowed to enter certain shops.
  • Restrictions when going to church. People will guide you to your seat.

Is quarantine mandatory?

  • It all depends from where you are travelling. If you are travelling to Malta for a short time, and you have to end up doing quarantine, it is not recommended to visit. 

What happens when I arrive in Malta?

  • On arrival to Malta, you might be asked to take a swab test as part of the random testing happening at Malta International Airport.

Is it safe to be in Malta?

  • In our opinion yes it is safe to be in Malta. I is obviously your choice whether you want to visit or not. You will be visiting at your own risk.

What is the current situation in Malta?

  • Cases are up and down everyday, ranging from 110 to even 220 on a daily basis. The numbers are essentially high for the population of Malta so the situation is not that good here. For more info about the latest cases, click here.

Is Malta International airport open?

  • Yes, the Malta International Airport is open.

Is Malta closed for tourism?

  • Travelling to Malta for a holiday is still possible, but there are restrictions while on the islands.

Important numbers in Malta

  • 111 - present help line on health and safety measures for any travellers or citizens of Malta. Phone this number to ask about your questions.
  • +356 2204 2200 - this number can be called for consular issues. This number leads you to the Situation Centre at the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs.

What are the countries on malta's amber list?

What should I do if I want to cancel my flight?

  • The best thing is to contact your airline as they will be able to provide you the best information about your query.
  • Also if you have any additional questions regarding the safety of travelling by plane to Malta, they can also answer you.

Whom should I contact for further information to travel to Malta?

  • If you always want more information about specific details for your travel, it is best you contact the Maltese embassy in your country, or your countries embassy in Malta.

If I want to travel from Malta and have questions, whom should I contact?

  • Depending where you want to go, you should always check if it is safe to go there. You can contact the Maltese embassy in that country or that countries embassy in Malta.

What does MIA say about your safety at Malta airport while leaving or coming into Malta?

  • Malta International Airport are taking very serious precautions to ensure the safety of all passengers coming and leaving Malta and also all the staff working at the airport. Click here to see their full report.

What are the restriction on airlines flying in and out of Malta?

Can I go and eat at restaurants?

  • Yes, from 1st February 2021, the restaurants will close by 23:00.

Are Malta village feasts taking place in 2021?

  • No religious feasts are being held in 2021 until further notice. Click here to see last years lists of feasts.

What is open or closed?

  • Everything is open except bars and clubs and band clubs.
  • Opening hours of many shops, historical locations and entertainment establishments have been adjusted and with limitations. It is advisable that before you visit any of the sites it is good to call and confirm the opening days and times of the premises.

Do I have to wear a mask outside?

  • From the moment you leave your house or accomodation to the moment you return back home.

Can I use Public transport?

  • Public transport is available as usual. Necessary precautions are being taken while on the bus. Masks must be worn at all times. It is recommended to leave distance from another person when sitting on the bus.

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