The Malta authorities have announced that since yesterday, September 29, COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued by Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Rwanda are being accepted as valid proof of immunity to the virus.
Based on the announcement by Malta’s official travel portal, VisitMalta, all people planning to travel to Malta from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia or Rwanda will be allowed entry as long as their vaccination certificate meets all requirements, TheSchengen.com reports.
As such, in order for a certificate of vaccination issued by one of the three countries to be recognized, the document must indicate that its holder has completed vaccination with one of the vaccine doses approved for use by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
This means that Saudis, Malaysians and Rwandans will be allowed into Malta as long as their testimony shows that they have been immunized with one of the following stabs:
AstraZeneca EU (Vaxzevria) Moderna (Spikevax) Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty)
In addition, the certificate must indicate that at least 14 days have passed since the last dose of the vaccine was received for it to be valid.
According to Malta’s Ministry of Health, certificates proving that the carrier has been immunized against the virus with a combination of two different doses of the EMA-approved vaccine are also accepted provided that they follow the required time frame between the first and the first. The second dose of the vaccine.
In order to avoid any confusion before traveling to Malta or any other country, it is highly suggested that everyone check the validity of their vaccine. This can be done through the Vaccine Check Tool developed by VisaGuide.World, which enables travelers around the world to check if the vaccination they have been immunized with is acceptable as valid proof by their destination country.
Except for the recognition of vaccination certificates for the above three countries, it was revealed that since last Thursday, September 23, certificates issued in Singapore and Kuwait have been recognized under the same rules.
Previously, the Maltese authorities announced that travelers from dozens of EU/Schengen area countries and third countries will be allowed to enter Malta provided they hold a vaccination certificate proving that they have been fully immunized against COVID-19 with one of the accepted vaccines.
As for non-vaccinated travelers, it has been emphasized that they need to follow strict entry rules in case they are allowed into the country.