Malta has put Romania on the red list: vaccinations get rid of quarantine!

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that the Maltese authorities have revised the conditions for entry into the Republic of Malta in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the information published by the Maltese authorities, the countries / areas of origin of persons arriving in the Republic of Malta are classified according to the degree of spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the red and dark red areas, respectively. Romania is included, along with other states, in the red zone.

Thus, in order to enter the territory of the Republic of Malta, persons over 12 years of age arriving from countries included in the red zone, including Romania, must meet the following conditions:

  • to present proof of completion, prior to the trip, of the following forms:
  • electronic passenger location form (available on the website:,
  • Maltese national passenger location form;
  • health form (both documents are available on the website:
  • provide either evidence of COVID-19 vaccination, provided that at least 14 days have elapsed since the second dose of the vaccine or the single dose, as appropriate, or the negative result of a PCR molecular test performed no later than 72 hours before arrival in the Republic of Malta. In case of presentation of a negative molecular test type PCR, the persons concerned will be subjected to the quarantine measure, for 14 days, according to the provisions of the Maltese authorities, at a hotel chosen by the authorities, with the person bearing the costs
  • show no symptoms of SARS-CoV2 virus infection.

Authorized and approved vaccines

According to the information provided by the authorities, the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are recognized in Malta: Pfizer-BioNTech; Moderna, Vaxzevria Astra -Zeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and the vaccination can be certified by presenting one of the following certificates:

  • Vaccination Certificate issued by the Maltese health authorities;
  • European digital certificate COVID (issued by one of the EU states or the Swiss Confederation);
  • Vaccination Certificate issued by the National Health Authority (NHS) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
  • Vaccination Certificate issued by the Dubai Health Authority;
  • Vaccination Certificate issued by the Turkish health authorities.

The following categories of persons are not required to present a vaccination certificate on arrival in the Republic of Malta, but must present a molecular test (PCR type) with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, carried out no later than 72 hours Arrival in the Republic of Malta:

  • persons who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons. In addition, they are required to obtain a written authorization to enter the territory of the Republic of Malta from the Maltese Public Health Directorate;
  • pregnant women, provided they present a medical certificate (translated into English);
  • children aged between 5 and 11 years;
  • Maltese citizens or foreign nationals residing in the Republic of Malta, who on 14 July 2021 were abroad.

Children up to 5 years of age are excluded from the measure of presenting the negative molecular test (PCR type) and from the measure of quarantine.

Authorities may require that persons traveling to the Republic of Malta be subject to the test requirement on arrival in the country if they come from an area considered to be at high risk. The costs of the test are borne by the person concerned.

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