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“From what age do you have to be vaccinated to go to Malta? “

Hello Tristan,

Faced with an upsurge in Covid-19 cases, Malta first announced on Friday July 9 the next closure of its borders to unvaccinated travelers, then renounced on Tuesday July 13, a few hours before the entry into force of this measure . Finally, people who arrive in Malta “Without being in possession of a vaccination certificate will be obliged to submit to a quarantine period in a dedicated hotel selected by local authorities. The duration of this quarantine is not immediately known. Malta has already imposed on travelers arriving from certain classified countries “Red” to spend 14 days in self-isolation. This measure applies to all people over 12 years old.

Children from 5 to 11 years old are not obliged to be vaccinated and will not have to respect a quarantine if they accompany their vaccinated parents, but they must present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours before arrival in Malta.

Children under 5 do not need to take a test. Furthermore, Malta does not accept unaccompanied minors on its territory.

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To avoid having to carry out a quarantine, your 17-year-old child will therefore need to present full proof of vaccination. The 9-year-old will have to perform a PCR test.

Finally, be aware that all travelers wishing to travel to Malta by plane must have a travel declaration form and a passenger location form. These must be handed over to the airline or upon arrival at Malta Airport. They are available on the government website if you wish to complete them before your flight.


When is Malta considered fully vaccinated?

As with other countries, Malta considers a person to be fully vaccinated 14 days after they have completed their vaccination cycle. The traveler must therefore have received their second or only dose for at least two weeks in order to be able to travel to the country.

But beware, unlike France and the majority of European countries, Malta does not take into consideration people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and who have therefore received a single dose of vaccine. “Travelers whose EU digital Covid certificate indicates that they have tested positive and then received a single dose of vaccination will not be allowed to enter the country”, explains the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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