Monday, 16 March 2020

Malta introduces 14 day mandatory 14 day quarantine for all arrivals

Maltese Government Imposes Mandatory Self-quarantine

The Maltese Government has introduced strict new rules that all those persons who arrive in Malta from any country in the world will have to go into mandatory 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival. This was announced by Malta’s Prime Minister, Dr Robert Abela.

This directive is enforceable by law. Failure to observe this can result in fines of €1,000 for every instance of quarantine breach. This measure was taken to contain the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

As recommended by Malta’s Superintendent of Public Health and strictly in line with the commendations by WHO, IATA and EASA, Air Malta’s cockpit and cabin crew operating return flights do not need to observe this quarantine. This waiver of quarantine is given since crew don’t leave the aircraft at any time.

Air Malta advises customers to check entry requirements before travel

As many regulations are changing rapidly Air Malta urges its passengers to check the last status on entry and travel requirements and restrictions specially for their final destination before commencing travel.

Over the last few days, many countries have introduced restrictions on travel, changing entry requirements to contain the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. These restrictions include an outright ban on entry of foreign nationals, suspension of visas, requirements to hold medical certificates, declarations that certain countries have not been visited in the past 14 days and others. Entry requirements keep changing.

Passengers who are not fully compliant with entry requirements risk being sent back to the originating country.

Passengers are strongly advised to check the entry requirements of their final destination, ensure that they have the correct documentation and continuously update themselves with the latest changes and be compliant therewith to avoid refusal of entry.

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