The Maltese authorities have announced that since Monday 4 October, certificates of vaccination against the Coronavirus (COVD-19) issued by Israel, Kosovo, Palestine, Bahrain and Bermuda are being accepted as valid proof of immunity to the virus.
In line with the announcement by Malta’s official travel portal, VisitMalta, all citizens of one of the five countries listed above who plan to travel to Malta are now allowed to enter as long as their vaccination certificate meets all the country-imposed requirements it is set, TheSchengen.com reports.
Based on the current rules that Malta has, in order to recognize a certificate of vaccination issued in Israel, Kosovo, Palestine, Bahrain and Bermuda, the document must specify that the holder has completed vaccination with one of the vaccines that has been approved for use by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Thus, this rule means that travelers from the five third countries will only be allowed to enter Malta if their certificate shows that they have been vaccinated with one of the following vaccines:
AstraZeneca EU (Vaxzevria) Moderna (Spikevax) Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty)
In addition, it was emphasized that for the certificate to be valid, except for one of the above-mentioned vaccines being included, the document must also indicate that at least 14 days have passed since the last dose of the vaccine was received.
Furthermore, according to the Maltese Ministry of Health, vaccination certificates proving that the holder has been immunized against COVID-19 with a combination of two EMA-approved doses are also accepted as long as the required time frame is between the first and the first. The second dose is met.
In order to avoid any confusion before planning a trip to Malta, it is highly recommended that every traveler check the validity of their vaccine. This can be done by using the Vaccine Screening Tool developed by VisaGuide.World, which helps travelers around the world check if their destination country is accepted as valid proof of immunity with which they are immunized.
Except for the recognition of vaccination certificate for Israel, Kosovo, Palestine, Bahrain and Bermuda, it has been revealed that since September 29, certificates issued in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Rwanda have been recognized under the same rules.
Earlier, the Malta authorities announced that travelers from dozens of European Union countries, the Schengen area and third countries will be allowed to enter Malta on the condition that they have a vaccination certificate proving complete vaccination against the disease in one of the acceptable doses.
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