Foreign travel advice


Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. This advice is being kept under constant review.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): stay up to date

As of 20 March, all incoming flights to Malta are suspended. There remain commercial routes to return to the UK from Malta.

If you live in the UK and are visiting Malta you are strongly advised to return now by commercial means. Don’t run the risk of getting stranded.

The Maltese authorities have introduced a number of measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. See Entry Requirements

British Nationals who are Maltese Residents, and who wish return to their home in Malta should follow the advice issued by the Maltese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and contact them on 00356 2204 2200.

Around 500,000 British tourists visit Malta every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you’re living in or moving to Malta, visit our Living in Malta guide in addition to this travel advice.

You can contact the emergency services by calling 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Malta, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. For information on the European Health Insurance Card see Health.

The UK has left the European Union. The rules on travel to EU countries will stay the same until 31 December 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to Malta as things change. Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.