Starting from today (July 14) it will not be possible to get to Malta without a vaccination certificate.
In this case, the vaccine must be from the list approved by the local regulator. Approved vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer / BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and Oxford / AstraZeneca.
“We will be the first country in Europe to take this step,” said the Minister of Health of Malta, Chris Fearne.
Children (ages 5 to 11) accompanying their parents will be required to present a negative PCR test taken shortly before travel. Children under 5 years of age are exempt from the PCR test. Children aged 12 and over will also require a certificate of vaccination. Unaccompanied children will not be allowed into the country.
Maltese locals who are not vaccinated will also not be able to travel abroad.
The government of Malta took such tough measures after the incidence of COVID-19 on the island went up sharply (the number of people infected in the last 10 days before the decision was made increased 5 times).