Air Malta suspends all flights between Malta, Switzerland, Germany, France and Spain

Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020 
Ref: 014-2020 EN

Air Malta suspends all flights between Malta, Switzerland, Germany, France and Spain 

• This follows the suspension of flights to Italy earlier this week 
• Airline solicits passengers (and people who live in same residence) to observe mandatory quarantine at home


The Maltese Government has this afternoon banned travel between Malta, Switzerland, Germany, France and Spain. This decision follows the suspension of all flights to Italy earlier this week. 


This measure was taken to contain the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak. The flights have been suspended until further notice.  


The airline advised that in-line with the Government of Malta directives, persons entering Malta after having travelled in any of the following countries at any time from 27 February 2020 onwards must spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine, which 14 days start from the last day that they were in any of these countries. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €1,000. 


- Italy 
- China (including Hong Kong) 
- Singapore 
- Japan 
- Iran 
- South Korea 


Persons entering Malta after having travelled in any of the following countries at any time from 11 March 2020 onwards must spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine, which 14 days start from the last day that they were in any of these countries. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €1,000. 


- Spain 
- Germany 
- France 
- Switzerland 


Persons living in the same households as any of the above persons must also spend 14 days in mandatory quarantine. This is enforceable by law. Failures to observe this obligation will result in fines of €1,000. 


The following options are available to affected passengers


1) Maltese Nationals affected from this travel ban and who are currently outside Malta need to contact the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs Office. Residents can contact this office on +356 22042200 or by email on [email protected] The Ministry will be organising repatriation flights.

2) Non-Maltese Nationals need to contact their respective Embassies.

3) Customers who are starting their trip within the next 7 days and have queries about their tickets can contact the airline’s call centre on +356 25991230.

4) Customers who will not be travelling within 7 days and all other passengers that require refunds can send an email to [email protected] 


The Airline is constantly in touch with various Authorities and is closely monitoring the evolving situation. It will announce any changes as the need arises. 


Air Malta will be keeping its customers updated through its website www.airmalta.com and social media channels including www.facebook.com/AirMalta/. 


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