Travelling to and from the UK

Travelling to and from the UK - Update Saturday 13th January 2021, 11pm


Air Malta's flights to and from the United Kingdom will remain operational.


Important information when travelling from the UK

National travel restrictions – you can only travel for essential reasons

Whilst national restrictions are in place, you can only travel internationally from England for legally permitted reasons. This does not include holidays.

You must complete a travel declaration form and carry it with you along with any evidence supporting the reason for your trip.

You may be required to show the form at the port of departure. It is an offence to enter a port of departure or embarkation point without a properly completed form if you are travelling internationally. Some job related exemptions apply. You may be issued with a fixed penalty notice and directed to return home if you do not have a valid reason for travel.


Travelling to the UK

Customers travelling to the UK are required to self-isolate for 10 days upon entry into the country. They may be released from quarantine, if a test taken in line with the Test-To-Release Scheme after 5 days is negative.

Passengers are kindly requested to fill in the electronic Passenger Locator Form available at https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control before entering the UK. It is a criminal offence to fail to provide a Passenger Locator Form on arrival to the UK,  unless exempt. The lack of a Passenger Locator Form constitutes reasonable grounds to deny boarding.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO ENTER THE UK

The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

1) All persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the common travel area must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK. For further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england

2) To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form (https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk) before arrival in the United Kingdom.

3) All arrivals must quarantine for 10 days unless exempt. If you have travelled through a red list country in the last 10 days, you must have a valid Managed Quarantine Facility booked prior to departure. For information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing . Check the list of exempt countries (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors) immediately before travel and the list of work-related exemptions (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules) if travelling for work.

4) Everyone is required to take a coronavirus test on days 2 and 8 of their quarantine. You must have this booked prior to departure. For information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england Testing providers are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/providers-of-day-2-and-day-8-coronavirus-testing-for-international-arrivals Passengers who do not provide the correct test reference number shall be denied boarding.

5) It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.

6) If you quarantine in England, you may opt into Test to Release. For further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK


Travelling to Malta

Maltese nationals and persons holding a valid residence permit in Malta are allowed to travel. Non-Maltese nationals and non-residence permit holders who are travelling for essential reasons are kindly requested to obtain an authorisation from the Superintendent for Public Health by sending an email to [email protected] All persons will be requested to present a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta. They will also be subjected to testing on arrival and 14 days of mandatory quarantine, with a repeat PCR test required on day 5-7 of quarantine.

Passengers are kindly requested to print out and fill in the Passenger Locator Form and the Travel Health Declaration Form before entering Malta.

Air Malta's Call centre can be contacted on +356 21662211

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