The COVID-19 High Level Working Group that was set up by the Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection has issued a set of Operational Guidelines for the Travel and Tourism Sector. The scope of this document is to present practical advice and recommendations for operators in the tourism industry, including hotels, collective accommodation and transport services, in relation to the COVID-19 situation. The information contained in the document has been approved by the Health Authorities and addresses feedback received from the industry representatives and other stakeholders. Updating of the document shall take place as necessary.

If you have questions regarding the Guidelines document or if you have any queries related to the work of the COVID-19 High Level Working Group, please contact the Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection on

For more information, please consult the official website of the Maltese Ministry for Health: which is updated regularly.

An official up-to-the-minute timeline can also be found on .

In addition, we are including below some items of information, including FAQs and travel announcements, which you may find useful. 

Update 10/09/2020

France (All Paris Airports and Marseille Airport) added to Amber List.
With effect from midnight on Friday 11th September 2020, France has been added to the Amber List.

As a result, the revised Amber List now includes the following countries.

  • Czech Republic
  • France (Paris and Marseille)
  • Romania
  • Spain (Barcelona, Girona and Madrid)
  • Tunisia

Travelling to Malta

Malta International Airport reopened on July 1, 2020 and commercial flights to and from Malta resumed from that date. Certain restrictions may apply, depending on whether the traveller is coming from a country that is included on the Green, Amber or Red list, as outlined below:

Green List

Travellers coming to Malta from the ‘Green List' of safe countries will NOT be subjected to a swab test on arrival. There will only be thermal screening at the airport and persons arriving will be asked to fill a self-declaration form requesting information on their travels in the previous 30 days. Specifically, they will be asked to confirm that they have not travelled anywhere outside the safe countries listed.

At present, the following countries are on the ‘Green List':

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France (except for passengers arriving from Paris and Marseille)
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain (except for passengers arriving from Barcelona, Girona and Madrid)
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City

Amber List

Passengers arriving from countries on the ‘Amber List' are required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate before boarding flights to Malta. The swab test should be carried out within the previous 72 hours. For increased security, random swab tests may be conducted on passengers upon arrival at the Malta International Airport.

At present, the following countries are on the ‘Amber List':

  • Czech Republic
  • France (Paris and Marseille)
  • Romania
  • Spain (applies to passengers arriving from Barcelona, Girona and Madrid)
  • Tunisia

Red List

All countries not included on the Green List or Amber List are automatically included on the ‘Red List'. Passengers arriving from these countries must have spent at least the previous 14 days in one of the safe corridor countries before reaching Malta. It is also recommended that these passengers undertake a PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival.

NOTE: Lists may be updated from time to time.

Flight Schedules

Click here for information about arrivals and departures to and from Malta International Airport.

Travelling Safely

In preparation for the resumption of commercial flights starting July 1st 2020, Malta International Airport has implemented various measures in order to maintain a safe environment for passengers and employees. For details