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Coronavirus Update

Summer Holidays to Malta are ready to go! UK tourists are able to holiday in Malta again!
Malta is ready for Travel from the UK including England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland. 

Malta safest European holiday destination?
Malta can boast the second highest percentage of vaccinations delivered to the population for European countries. 
This is a great boost to see travel starting to take off again. Malta is one of the leading European countries with low Covid figures and a great vaccination program with over 87% of the population vaccinated!


 What you need to know about travel to Malta ...

Entry requirements to Malta

  • The information provided below highlights the regulations that are in place as on 11th April 2022.

     

    Travel to Malta is only permitted to persons who have resided in countries included in Legal Notice 113/2022 in the 14-day period prior to arriving in Malta (for the full list of countries refer to https://legislation.mt/eli/ln/2022/114/eng).  Persons travelling to Malta must not transit through airports in Dark-Red Countries.  Furthermore, one must present one of the following:

    • a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, or
    • a valid Covid-19 Recovery Certificate, or
    • a negative nasopharyngeal Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 Test (with QR-code) performed by an accredited lab, not more than seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival in Malta (test result issued in English), or 
    • a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (with QR-code) performed by health professionals or by skilled testing personnel, not more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to arrival in Malta (test result issued in English)

     

    IMPORTANT:  The Covid-19 Certificate is only valid if …

    1. It is recognised by the Maltese Health Authority. List available here: https://t.ly/UJo6.
    2. It is issued with regards to a vaccine which is approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as listed here https://t.ly/CJby (mixed use is accepted).
    3. It covers the full course of vaccination (primary schedule), i.e. two vaccine doses (one dose in the case of Jannsen).
    4. It shows primary full schedule (two doses) of WHO approved vaccines which are not yet recognised by the EMA, followed with a booster dose of an EMA approved vaccine. Details of WHO approved vaccines are available here: https://t.ly/LFml.
    5. It shows recovery from COVID-19, which is not older than one hundred and eighty (180) days after the date of the first positive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test result.
    6. It shows recovery from COVID-19 plus one dose of an EMA approved vaccine received within 180 days from Covid recovery. In the case of recognised Covid Vaccination Certificates showing only 1 dose and which are clearly marked as 1/1 (rather than 1/2 implying an incomplete vaccination), then these certificates are still valid for entry upon presentation of a proof of Covid recovery (example, a positive-covid test result).  It is important that the vaccine dose has been administered within 180 days of recovery.

     

    The following certificates are NOT VALID for travel to Malta:

    • Vaccine certificates for only 1 dose of a vaccine requiring 2 doses
    • Vaccine certificates with less than 14 days from the final dose
    • Expired Vaccination certificates (expire after 270 days)
    • Expired Recovery Certificates (expire after 180 days)
    • Negative Rapid Antigen Test results which are not in the EU digital COVID certificate format
    • Saliva/throat test and Self-test

     

    The above applies to persons from 6 years of age.  Children below the age of 6 years are exempt.

     

    If a passenger does not have the required documentation upon arrival in Malta, a mandatory quarantine of up to 14 days in an accommodation provided by the Health Authorities against a fee of €100 per night (includes breakfast only), will come into force.  Cost of covid-testing will also be incurred. Quarantined individuals will be allowed to leave Malta before the quarantine period has elapsed by showing a return ticket, if one does not develop any symptoms or tests positive for Covid-19.  For clarifications regarding quarantine, one is to contact the Health Authorities via email [email protected]

     

    Travel to Malta from a 'Dark Red' territory is only possible for essential purposes AND if the traveller is granted prior authorisation from the Maltese Public Health Authorities. Authorisation requests for exceptional travel to Malta from 'Dark Red' zones must be submitted through this online form: https://travelauthorisation.gov.mt/ . Exceptional approval MAY be granted to:

    • returning Maltese citizens or persons with a valid Maltese residency permit (not for vacation)
    • persons who need to come to Malta for reasons which are considered essential (such as work, death/near-death, adoption, reunification of spouses/ partners/ minors with parents).

     

    For the latest updates, kindly follow the official portals:

    https://www.visitmalta.com/en/covid-19/ 

    https://deputyprimeminister.gov.mt/en/health-promotion/covid-19/Pages/travel.aspx

Entry back to UK from Malta


• For arrivals into ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES & NORTHERN IRELAND; You do not need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel, take any COVID-19 tests or quarantine when you arrive in England. This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.


For More info please see; 


Travel to England information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19 

Travel to Scotland information: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-international-travel-quarantine/pages/red-amber-and-green-list-countries/

Travel to Wales information: https://gov.wales/travelling-wales-if-you-are-fully-vaccinated-coronavirus 

Travel to Northern Ireland information: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-travelling-northern-ireland-non-red-list-country 

Find a coronavirus travel test provider in UK: https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider 

*the above is correct at time of writing - please check official travel rules regularly


Existing Bookings
• You can amend your dates of travel.
If you would like to amend your dates of travel please contact our team by email with your preferred dates of travel and we will provide available options. This must be done prior to your departure date, any requests made less than 7 days prior to travel may not be able to be processed. Some 3rd parties may charge a fee for change which will be applied to your booking cost where applicable (any change in your holiday cost will be communicated before amending your booking).
We are experiencing a higher level than normal of change requests and will be replying to all change requests in date of travel order.

• Change of name
You can change the name of passengers on the booking. Please contact our team by email with your required changes where we will provide available options. This must be done prior to your departure date, any requests made less than 7 days prior to travel may not be able to be processed. Some 3rd parties may charge a fee for change which will be applied to your booking cost where applicable (any change in your holiday cost will be communicated before amending your booking).
We are experiencing a higher level than normal of change requests and will be replying to all change requests in date of travel order.

• Cancellation
In the majority of cases, flights are still operating to Malta and we are able to provide the accommodation booked or a suitable alternative*, and therefore, unless we notify you otherwise, your package holiday will be able to proceed without any significant changes. Make sure you check your coverage with your travel insurers and ensure you have an EHIC card.

For holidays booked 28th June 2021 onwards our standard terms and conditions apply.

For holidays booked on or before 27th June 2021:
Please contact our call centre to discuss your travel options

From 30 June 2021, the Maltese authorities require all arrivals from the United Kingdom to present proof of full vaccination. This must show that you received a full course of vaccination at least 14 days prior to your arrival. If you live in England, Malta will accept the NHS COVID Pass (both the Digital App and letter versions) as proof of your vaccination status. If you live in Scotland or Wales, Malta will accept your respective NHS letter. If you live in Northern Ireland, Malta will accept the interim proof of vaccination document which are valid until 11:59pm on 31 July. See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status’
**Malta has confirmed that anyone who has received AstraZeneca jab produced by ISI, bacth numbers 4120Z001, 4120Z002, 4120Z003 will be accepted for travel.
Children aged 5-11 can travel if they are accompanying their vaccinated parents/legal guardian and must show evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, dated within 72 hours before arrival. Children under 5 do not need a test.

For more info
You can contact the Malta Tourism Authority Helpline on telephone (+356) 21692447 or email [email protected]

Holidays with Belleair

With over 50 years of experience, we at Belleair Holidays pride ourselves on providing high standard holidays at great value.

Originally specialising in holidays to Malta, we have since grown to become a top provider of worldwide holidays with our expanded portfolio of destinations from the Mediterranean to the Far East providing land holidays, cruise holidays and niche holidays such as Formula One inspired stays.

Belleair provides a range of holidays for all to enjoy from city breaks to beach paradise’s, self-catering to all inclusive, adrenaline & adventure to relaxation. Whatever you are looking for we are sure to have that perfect dream holiday ready and waiting for you.

Book with confidence, all our package holidays are fully protected being ABTA and ATOL bonded.

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