Open with restrictions

Malta Travel Restrictions

82.57% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 82.57% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Malta with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Malta without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Malta for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Malta entry details and exceptions

Travel to Malta is only permitted to residents of countries included in list of the Legal Notice 369/2021 if one can present a valid Vaccination Certificate. This applies to anyone age 12 and older.

More information about entering Malta can be found here and on this website.


Outgoing travel to MaltaTravelling from New Zealand to Malta

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Malta.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Permitted vaccinated arrivals to Malta may be exempt from testing requirements.

Children below the age of 5 years are exempt from any travel requirements.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Malta.

Details and exceptions

Permitted travelers with valid vaccination certificates may be exempt from quarantine requirements.

Children below the age of 5 years are exempt from any travel requirements.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Malta

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Malta must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Malta will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Malta

Masks:Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Malta without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Malta with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Malta without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Malta with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Malta is required in public spaces and enclosed environments.

  • Restaurants in Malta are open with restrictions. Bars in Malta are open with restrictions.