Coronavirus Malta Immigration Measures (Updated)

June 02 01:17 2020 by The Editor Print This Article

Lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on Friday 5th June 2020

Airport to reopen on July 1, No quarantine or COVID-19 tests for tourists arriving from 19 safe countries

  • Bars, gyms, childcare centres to reopen
  • Religious services to resume from mid-June
  • All workers expected to return to work
  • Masks still required in shops
  • No mass gatherings allowed, but six-person limit removed
  • No contact sports for now

Airport to reopen for services to 19 countries on July 1.  The 19 MTA-approved 'safe' countries::

  1. Iceland
  2. Slovakia
  3. Cyprus
  4. Lithuania
  5. Israel
  6. Norway
  7. Switzerland
  8. Estonia
  9. Denmark
  10. Hungary
  11. Austria
  12. Luxembourg
  13. Germany
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Finland
  16. Ireland
  17. Sicily
  18. Sardinia 
  19. Latvia


Closure of Maltese Airspace

The Authorities have announced the closure of the Maltese airspace as from the 20th March 2020 23:59.

From Saturday 21st March 2020, Malta International Airport will be operational to facilitate the arrival and departure of cargo, humanitarian, and repatriation flights.

Repatriation Flights TO Malta

The Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs is organising repatriation flights for:

  • Maltese Passport holders currently outside Malta.
  • Maltese Residence Permit holders currently outside Malta.

The Situation Centre

Ministry of Foreign & European Affairs

Tel +356 22042200


: 21 March 2020.

IMPORTANT: Proof of residency (residence card) is a prerequisite to qualify for repatriation.

Repatriation of Maltese in the UK

Maltese citizens / holders of a Maltese residence permit who are in the UK and wish to leave are requested to do so immediately while commercial flights are still in operation.

High Commission of Malta in London

Tel. +44 (0) 7836503990.

: 21 March 2020 23.59 hrs

Flight Info

For queries about your flight as well as your rights and obligations at this time, please contact your airline. Airline contact details may be found at Malta International Airport - Airlines.

Free transport (from 17 March 2020) to all inbound passengers is offered by the Malta Tourism Authority.  To book, please visit the Malta Tourism Authority office located within the airport Arrivals’ Hall upon your arrival.

Repatriation Flights FROM Malta

If you are currently in Malta and need to return to your respective country of residence, it is highly recommended you contact your respective Embassy. Meanwhile the Malta International Airport has appealed to passengers to contact their respective airlines for more information: Refer to Malta International Airport Airlines Contact Details

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