Severity: Warning Alert

Entry/Exit: Malta enforces quarantine for all travelers arriving in the country as of March 13. Air and sea travel restrictions also implemented.

This alert affects Malta

This alert began 14 Mar 2020 10:00 GMT and is scheduled to expire 15 Mar 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Incident: Health, travel restrictions
  • Location(s): Nationwide (map)
  • Date: March 13
  • Impact: Travel restrictions, health measures

Summary
Authorities in Malta have enacted several measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As of March 13, all travelers entering Malta must observe a 14-day quarantine. Persons who do not observe the quarantine may receive fines. Air travel restrictions are also in place. Officials halted air and sea passenger travel between Malta and France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland at 2359 March 11. All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice in response to government reviews and may be updated or amended in the coming days.

Advice
Follow all official instructions. Carry proper identification documents to present at security checks. Heed all official advisories and remain nonconfrontational if stopped by authorities. Consider delaying travel if experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, as they may prompt increased scrutiny and delays. Carry proper identification documents to present at security checks. Shipping disruptions may occur; consider delaying or rerouting shipments.

Exercise basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. There is no evidence that the influenza vaccine, antibiotics, or antiviral medications will prevent this disease, highlighting the importance of diligent basic health precautions.

Resources
Malta Government COVID-19 response: covid19malta.info