Travelling to and from the UK

Travelling to and from the UK - Update Friday 15th January 2021, 11am

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

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 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.

Effective from the 18th January at 4am GMT a negative COVID test is to be presented prior departure:

  1. Unless an exemption applies, failure to provide a valid negative COVID-19 test is considered a criminal offence under UK law.
  2. Passengers not presenting a valid negative COVID-19 test as per the requirements hereunder shall be denied boarding, unless otherwise exempt.
  3. Test must be PCR, antigen or LAMP taken 3 days before start of journey to England. NHS Test and Trace Tests are not valid.
  4. Applies to all passengers including UK citizens and those originating from a travel corridor
  5. Proof of negative test to be presented prior boarding
  6. Test result in English, French or Spanish. No translations
  7. Original test result to be presented with the following details:
    1. name, which should match the name on travel documents
    2. date of birth or age
    3. the result of the test
    4. the date the test sample was collected or received by the test provider (not more than 3 days prior departure)
    5. the name of the test provider and their contact details
    6. the name of the test device
  1. May be presented in paper form, email or SMS. Passengers presenting a test on a mobile phone are to ensure that they have enough charge until they pass through border control.
  2. If a transit passenger tries to get a test while transiting and does not manage, he may be allowed to board but he will be fined on arrival.
  3. Children under 11 are exempt from the test. Other exemptions may be found here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): testing for people travelling to England

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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