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Malta Travel Updates

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Last updated May 26, 2022

Yes, Malta is open to American tourists

From June 17, 2021, Malta has reopened its borders to American tourists.

Entry Requirements

Can American tourists enter Malta? Yes

Can Canadian tourists enter Malta? Yes

Unvaccinated travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Malta. A negative PCR test certificate* is required. Post-arrival requirements for unvaccinated travelers: 14 Days quarantine in a government approved quarantine hotel.

Fully vaccinated (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra-Zeneca, 1 dose of J&J) travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Malta. There is no test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.

Travelers from the USA and Canada who have received a Covid-19 booster may enter Malta. There is no test requirement for travelers who have had a booster shot.

Passenger Locator Form

All passengers are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form before arrival.

Antigen or PCR Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test taken no more than one day before your arrival. Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance (1.5 meters)
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • we will provide one disposable mask per day of your vacation for as long as masks are required


All Indoor & Outdoor Public Spaces & Public Transport

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of covid status required to enter restaurants: Nothing

Note: Maximum 6 people per table. Temperature checks will ber performed.


Proof of covid status required to enter sights: Vaccinated Only

Useful links

U.S. Embassy in Malta Covid-19 Page (note, not always up-to-date)

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