Advice for travellers

Legislation: LN42 of 2020_Travel Ban Order.pdfLN42 of 2020_Travel Ban Order.pdf.  This legislation is being updated to cover no.1 below.
TRAVEL IN HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES
1. Persons entering Malta from any other country from 13:00CET on 13 March 2020 onwards must spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine, which 14 days start from the last day that they were in any of these countries. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €1,000.
2. Persons entering Malta after having travelled in any of the following countries at any time from 27 February 2020 onwards must spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine, which 14 days start from the last day that they were in any of these countries. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €1,000.
 
– Italy
– China (including Hong Kong)
– Singapore
– Japan
– Iran
– South Korea
3. Persons entering Malta after having travelled in any of the following countries at any time from 11 March 2020 onwards must spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine, which 14 days start from the last day that they were in any of these countries. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €1,000.
– Spain
– Germany
– France
– Switzerland
4. Persons living in the same households as any of the above persons (nos. 1 to 3) must also spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €1,000.
 
TRAVEL IN COUNTRIES WITH LOCAL TRANSMISSION
In the following countries there is ongoing local transmission of the Novel Coronavirus.  Avoid non-essential travel to these countries.
Europe ​Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holy See (Vatican), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Western Pacific Australia, Cambodia, ​China (incl. Hong Kong), Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Singapore, Vietnam.
South-East Asia Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Thailand. ​
Eastern Mediterranean   Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates.
Americas Argentina, Brazil, ​Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, USA
Africa Algeria​, Cameroon
 (List subject to change at any time.)
If you are in a country with local transmission:
  1. Avoid contact with sick people and those with respiratory diseases.
  2. Avoid visiting markets and places where live or dead animals are handled.
  3. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds OR use an alcohol-based disinfectant before eating, after using the toilet and after any contact with animals.
  4. Avoid contact with animals, their excretions or droppings.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially before washing your hands.
  6. Keep at a distance of at least one metre when talking to someone who may be sick.
If you have fever, cough, or shortness of breath on your return to Malta from any country with local transmission (including the high-risk countries):
– Phone the national COVID-19 Helpline on 111 (or +356 111 from abroad) for advice.
– Do not go to private clinics, emergency department, health centres or other healthcare facilities.
If you develop fever, cough, or shortness of breath during the 14 days since arrival in Malta from any country with local transmission (including the high-risk countries):
– Remain in your place of quarantine
– Phone the national COVID-19 Helpline on 111 (or +356 111 from abroad) for advice.
– Do not go to private clinics, emergency department, health centres or other healthcare facilities.