Malta’s travel rules for Brits are expected to change next week as the country scraps quarantine requirements for travelers who are not vaccinated against Covid
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Malta is scrapping quarantine rules for unvaccinated Brits later this month as the country further eases its Covid restrictions.
Currently, the UK is on Malta’s red list, meaning only fully vaccinated Brits can travel to Malta public holidays quarantine free. Unvaccinated travelers can visit but will need a negative Covid test and undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated hotel.
However, the Maltese authorities have announced that from April 11 anyone arriving in Malta from a red-listed country will be able to quarantine free of charge.
Those not fully stung against Covid will still need to provide either proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival or proof of Covid recovery within 180 days.
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All travelers are also required to complete a passenger locator form before traveling to Malta and are required to receive a QR code to present at border control.
As part of the further relaxation of the rules, vaccination certificates for standing outdoor events and indoor events with seats will also be cancelled.
The news comes after the majority of the Maltese population has now received their third dose of a Covid vaccine.
Mr Johann Buttigieg, Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Tourism Authority, welcomed the move.
He said in a statement: “The Malta Tourism Authority welcomes this announcement which will definitely continue to pave the way for the tourism sector to continue its recovery from the pandemic.
“Today’s announcement essentially means that people who, for whatever reason, are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can visit Malta without the need for mandatory quarantine. This is great news for the tourism industry and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to explore the Maltese Islands.”
Learn more at visitmalta.com.
The news comes as a holiday boost for sun-seeking Brits – and the good news is that Malta isn’t the only destination to be reopening to holidaymakers, including France, Greece, Portugal and the canaries all open for short breaks.
Entry regulations still apply; Spain and Italy, for example, have both confirmed current travel rules will remain in place until at least the end of April, meaning families traveling at Easter will need to meet certain Covid testing and vaccine requirements.
Travel restrictions can change quickly during the pandemic. Always check the latest travel advice from the Federal Foreign Office for your destination before booking or traveling.
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