National movement restrictions: Free
Restrictive measures mandatory between 19 August 2020 to 31 December 2020
Any person who is:
• inside retail outlets;
• travelling on public transport;
• travelling between Malta and Gozo including in the respective Ċirkewwa and Imġarr terminals;
• within the terminal building of the Malta International Airport; and
• within the terminal building for passengers travelling by catamaran or by cruise liners,
shall at all times wear a visor or medical or cloth mask.
Current restrictions are:
Bars and nightclubs to be closed from Wednesday except those that include restaurants. In such places, only seated patrons may be served;
Boat parties will be banned but harbour cruises will be allowed subject to social distancing;
Wedding receptions may only be held in a seated environment. Food and drink to be served at table;
No gatherings of groups of more than 15 people will be allowed;
Masks will now be mandatory in all closed public spaces, the exception being restaurants which are covered by separate rules;
New 'amber' list of countries, arrivals from which will need to produce COVID-19 negative test result.
International movement restrictions: Partially banned
Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 October 2020 to 31 December 2020
The current list of corridor countries includes:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden*, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City.
* with effect from 2 October 2020
Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are also considered as within Malta’s travel corridor countries (considered with UK and China respectively).
Quarantine on arrival to Malta will not be applicable to those travelling from these countries, but suspected persons will be requested to have a swab test.
An 'amber' list of corridor countries is published from week to week from which arriving passengers must produce a negative PCR COVID-19 swab test result, which test must have been taken not longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta. If a negative test is not presented, a swab test on arrival or a 14 day quarantine period may be required. This with effect from Saturday 22nd August 2020 in accordance with Legal Notice 333 of 2020. (https://legislation.mt/eli/ln/2020/333/eng/pdf)
Amber countries from which travellers to Malta require proof of negative PCR COVID-19 swab test done within previous 72 hours currently are:
- France (all Paris airports and Marseille)
- Spain (persons arriving from Barcelona, Girona, Madrid)
- Czech Republic