Malta, summer 2021

Malta Is Welcoming Tourists Again This Summer 2021

  • Jul 6, 2021

...your guide to visiting Malta this summer 2021!

Malta is the first EU country to achieve herd immunity as 70% of its population is fully vaccinated. It was also one of the first countries to have concrete travel plans. With only a few daily cases, this Mediterranean paradise is your escape to normality this summer. If you’re in need of a holiday, this sun-drenched archipelago should be at the top of your bucket list this summer. 

Here’s your guide to visiting Malta this summer 2021. 

Malta’s Amber and Red Lists

First things first – here’s Malta’s amber list. People travelling from amber list countries need a negative nasopharyngeal RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours before arrival in Malta or a valid Maltese vaccination certificate or a printed NHS Vaccination letter or an EU Digital COVID vaccination certificate.  

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (including Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City, United States of America (but only limited to the following states: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.)

People travelling from red list countries need a Maltese COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a printed NHS vaccination letter or an EU Digital COVID vaccination certificate. Passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form and Health Declaration form, and children also require a negative Covid-19 test. 

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, Egypt, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Georgia, Iran, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Panama, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vietnam, United States of America (but limited to the following states: American Samoa; Federated States of Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau; Republic of Marshall Islands; Arkansas; Missouri; Oklahoma; Mississippi; Virgin Islands; Nevada; Arizona; Wyoming; Utah; Alabama; Colorado; Guam; Indiana; Montana; Kansas.)

The European Digital COVID Certificate

As of the 1st of July, Malta started accepting the European Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) and the digital app version of the UK’s NHS vaccination certificate. Therefore, if you’re travelling from a neighbouring European country, you can avoid any additional hassles, testing and quarantine by showing your digital vaccination certificate. 

Travellers Scheme

The Maltese government has also introduced the Incentives for Free Independent Travellers (FIT) scheme. Basically, each visitor has the opportunity to receive a government subsidy (up to a maximum of €200 per person) for visiting the isles. This subsidy depends on whether the hotel of choice has signed up to this scheme, the hotel’s rating and where it’s located. 

Measures Lifted in July

Several measures were lifted in July, including the outdoor face mask restrictions for vaccinated individuals. Restaurants, bars, snacks and clubs are now open till 2 am, water parks have re-opened and sailing charters have been resumed. 

Where to Stay…

If you’re scouring the internet for a centrally-located hotel that’s Covid-compliant, look no further. Casa Ellul is one of the top boutique hotels in Malta, and it’s easy to understand why. 

With nine exclusive suites, this luxury boutique hotel is the accommodation you truly deserve after this challenging year. Treat yourself to high-end amenities, excellent service and a relaxing aura by booking a Casa Ellul suite for your upcoming Mediterranean getaway.