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The good health and safety of our guests is the upmost importance to EASPD. Our events will be held in accordance with current Maltese and European measures on COVID-19. We also ask our guest to follow the below guidelines and remain considerate of those who may be deemed more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. You may also find below further information on the COVID-19 travel requirements to enter Malta.

Travel Guidance:

Please note that this information is valid and correct as of 03/06/2022.  


Travel requirements for passengers aged 12 years and over:

Travel from any country to Malta is permitted by showing ONE of the following documents:

  • Vaccination Certificate

The vaccination certificate must indicate that no less than 14 days and no more than 270 days have passed since the last dose of the primary vaccination series or if the person has received a booster dose.

For persons aged less than 18 years this validity period is not applicable.

Click here for more information regarding vaccination certificates.

  • Recovery Certificate

The certificate must indicate that no less than 14 days and no more than 180 days have passed since date of the first positive test. Only the following certificates are currently being accepted:

  1. EU Digital COVID certificate of recovery.
  2. Digital COVID certificate having been recognised as equivalent to EU Digital COVID certificate based on EU equivalence decisions issued by the European Commission.
  3. Test Certificate of a positive PCR test received not less than 14 days and not more than 180 days prior to travel together with valid proof of a negative PCR test obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival in Malta.
  • Certificate of negative test result

Only the following test certificates are currently accepted:

  1. Negative PCR test result obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival issued from an accredited lab in English. If unavailable in English, an English translation certified by the laboratory or a medical doctor is to be presented.
  2. Negative rapid antigen test result obtained no more than 24 hours before arrival in the format of the EU Digital COVID certificate. RAT tests are not accepted unless on the EU digital COVID certificate format.

Results from self-testing are not accepted

Entry Visa 

Participants who require a Schengen visa must contact the competent diplomatic or consular authorities of Malta and apply for a Schengen short-stay visa at least seven weeks prior to their intended date of arrival in Malta. In countries where Malta does not have diplomatic or consular representation, visa applications can be submitted to the consular authority of a State party to the Schengen Agreement acting on behalf of Malta in the country concerned. More information about list of countries requiring an entry visa can be obtained from Identity Malta - Central Visa Unit . It will not be possible to process late requests for visa documents.


National currency in the Maltese Islands is the Euro (EUR), with 1 EUR = 100 cents. Credit cards are widely accepted across the islands, including restaurants, hotels bars and shops.