The Maltese authorities have announced that as of Monday, July 25, the country will no longer have entry restrictions due to COVID-19.
From July 25, all travelers can now enter Malta for any purpose, even if they do not have a vaccination certificate, a health certificate, or test results.
Malta’s official travel portal Visit Malta announced the abolition of entry rules earlier this month. The text stated that travelers, regardless of their country of origin, would be allowed entry without restrictions once those restrictions were lifted.
“From July 25, 2022, citizens traveling to Malta without a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery do not need to present a negative PCR/rapid test result taken before arrival.”
Malta has decided to lift entry restrictions despite the high number of infections reported in the EU. Malta has recorded 3,425 new cases of coronavirus in the past seven days, according to the World Health Organization.
In terms of vaccination rates, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, as of June 30, about 1.25 million doses of the vaccine had been administered in Malta.
As a reminder, 25 European countries have already canceled all their entry rules due to COVID. Among them: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden and Estonia/
All these countries allow entry without restrictions, that is, travelers do not need to present absolutely any documents upon arrival, except for a valid passport.