a new online form replaces email requests


Persons applying for authorization to travel to Malta from countries classified as dark red must complete a new form available online today.

The online form, accessible at https://travelauthorisation.gov.mt, replaces the previous method of requesting travel authorization, which was to send an email request to [email protected]

Health authorities announced the change on social media. The new form must be completed by anyone requesting travel authorization as of September 1.

Travel from countries on Malta’s “dark red” list is only permitted in exceptional circumstances and travelers must receive prior approval from the Superintendent of Public Health.

All travelers coming to Malta from dark red areas or countries must undergo 14 days of mandatory quarantine, even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Maltese residents returning home from a red zone or country must also complete the new online form and obtain prior authorization to quarantine themselves at home and avoid paying € 1,400 for a quarantine in a hotel.

Starting Wednesday, anyone emailing [email protected] will receive an automated email directing them to the online form.

Health officials have said all requests received before 12 p.m. on September 1 will be processed as soon as possible. Any request sent after this time must be submitted through the online form.

Difference between travel from red areas and dark red areas Photo: screenshot from Ministry of Health website

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