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Malta To Drop Majority of Covid-19 Mask Requirements


The majority of requirements to wear facial coverings due to Covid-19 will soon be removed.

Malta’s Superintendent of Public Health, Charmaine Gauci and Public Health Minister, Chris Fearne, recently announced, that masks will no longer be mandatory from the 2nd of May 2022 onwards.

With the exception of flights, hospitals and aged care homes, the wearing of masks in public places both outdoors and indoors, will not be required.

From next week, social gatherings, events and weddings can also resume without restrictions. The new guidelines, replace the rules about facial coverings that have been in place for almost two years in Malta.  

Furthermore, the quarantine rules for household members will change. Whilst a person testing positive with Covid-19 will still be required to isolate, household members will no longer need to quarantine as well.  

An additional change, includes removing the requirement to submit a Passenger Locator Form upon arrival at the airport. Entry to Malta still requires travellers or returning residents to be fully vaccinated, recovered or show a negative PCR test.

As of mid-April, 2022, Malta had the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Europe, having administered 244.46 doses per 100 people in the country.

This is welcome news for Investors coming to Malta who are interested in the country’s investment migration options, including Citizenship for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment and the Malta Permanent Residence Programme.


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