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Malta Has Facilitated Entry for Travellers from Dark-Red Countries & Vaccinated Third Country Nationals

Since March 7, travelers from dark red countries have been able to enter Malta with quarantine requirements reduced to seven days, ending their isolation time by testing negative.

According to Visit Malta, the country’s travel advisory site, authorities will also recognize all World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccines, with a negative PCR test, TheSchengen.com reports.

Moreover, in addition to the negative test, the quarantine time for unvaccinated primary contacts will be limited to five days, while vaccinated primary contacts will be completely exempted from the quarantine time.

“Malta will recognize certificates with WHO approved vaccines even if they are not certified by the EMA, as long as the certificate is recognized by a public health supervisor and a negative PCR test is provided on arrival,” reads Visit Malta, also noting that it will be shortened The duration of quarantine for people present with a valid vaccine certificate is up to seven days, provided that a negative test is carried out on the last day of isolation.

>> Malta has new and local entry rules in place from 7 March

Last month, the Maltese authorities lifted several COVID-19 restrictions, including a Corona card or passport indicating that the holder had received a full course of vaccination, recovered or tested negative for the virus, in order to enter restaurants, snack bars and social events. . In addition, the relaxed rules also apply to those who wish to attend activities in cinemas, gyms, theatres, spas and swimming pools.

From February 1, member states of the European Union have limited the validity of vaccination certificates to nine months. After that, Malta decided to reduce the validity of its vaccination certificate to three months for certificates issued within the country. This means that Maltese citizens who have received their last vaccination within the last three months will need to receive a booster dose or a third dose in order to be considered fully vaccinated.

“To be considered valid, vaccination certificates issued by Maltese authorities for adults aged 18 and over must confirm that the person has received one of the following: the initial vaccination schedule with the last dose given at least three months prior, or the initial vaccination,” said Malta Airport. The International Federation said in a statement that the booster schedule with the last dose of the booster was not taken more than nine months ago.

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), 71,578 positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Malta since March 2020, of which 578 were reported in the past seven days. In addition, the total number of deaths from the virus is estimated at 607, six of which were recorded last week.

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