Travelling to and from the UK

Travelling to and from the UK - Updated Thursday 10th June

 

UK residents travelling to Malta with Air Malta, can now purchase Covid-19 home test kits at a discounted price.

  •  Amber packs discounted from £144 GBP to £129 GBP.
  • Customers must insert coupon code Airmalta to benefit from the discount.
  • Please purchase a test kit for all passengers on your booking (unless they are exempt due to their age)

 


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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. Failure to provide confirmation code for the PLF (Passenger Locator Form) at the gate, boarding will be denied. 

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

Passengers are kindly advised that due to the additional COVID measures you may experience a lengthy delay at Border Control on arrival at London Heathrow.

 

Travelling to Malta

As from the 27th of April, the United Kingdom has been placed on Malta’s Amber list.

As from the 1st June 2021, boarding shall be denied to passengers who do not present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Malta. Passengers under the age of 5 and those holding a vaccine certificate issued by Malta shall be exempt from this requirement.

The UK NHS PCR tests are done free of charge and not meant to be used for travelling abroad. Passengers are being refused at check-in whenever an NHS PCR certificate is presented.

Passengers are still 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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