Malta is open to tourism from countries in the green zone

Malta is open to tourists from countries in the “green zone”, but with few travel restrictions and entry requirements.

The country decided to unify the green and amber lists of countries allowed to enter Malta. The restrictions on the amber list now apply to all incoming travelers.

Amber list travelers must undergo a test done within 72 years of departure and undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Malta reopening tourism – latest updates

Malta, island country

April 20 – Malta will distribute money to foreign visitors

Maltese authorities hope to lift most restrictions by June for the summer season. Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo announced on April 9 that the government will offer money (up to $ 200) as an incentive to foreign visitors staying at one of the country’s hotels.

According to the minister, visitors who choose 5-star hotels to spend their holidays receive an incentive of 100 euros from the Malta Tourism Authority and 100 euros from the hotel. Those who prefer a 4-star hotel will receive 150 euros in total, and those who choose a 3-star hotel will receive 100 euros in total.


February 17 – launch of vaccination

Until February 17, Malta gave at least one injection of the BioNTech / Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to 10% of its population of 515,000 people.

Is Malta open to tourism?

Yes, but there may be restrictions depending on where you come from. Find your country in the following lists to see which policies apply to you

Green list countries that can enter Malta without testing or quarantine

Amber list of countries that need to take the COVID test before entering Malta

Travelers from an amber list country must provide proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test done 72 hours before arrivalme. In the event that they do not provide a negative test result, they will have to take the test on arrival and / or be quarantined for 14 days.

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China (including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan)
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Peru
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican CITY

Red List

Countries not included in the Amber list belong to the Red List.

Can people on the red list still enter the country?

Yes but,

  1. They have to spend at least 14 days on one of the safe corridor countries before arrival and,
  2. send negative COVID-19 proof PCR test done 72 hours before arrival.

Is it safe to visit Malta during COVID-19?

Malta is no longer on the list of the safest places to visit in Europe. (Epidemiology level 4) (

COVID situation in Malta

As of February 17, Malta has reported 19,945 confirmed cases and 295 deaths.

What are the local restrictions in Malta?

Tourists in Malta
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Many activities have reopened in Malta. Click on the list to see the details.

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