The latest on Malta

Due to the change in travel advice for Malta, we have cancelled all Malta holidays due to depart on or before 31 August 2020. If you’re affected by this, you’ll be able to cancel and receive a full cash refund, or amend your holiday and receive a re-booking incentive.

TUI is likely to start flying to Malta again soon

We’re keeping a close eye on government guidelines and expect to be able to start flying to Malta again soon. Holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic will be slightly different to what you’re used to. But, we’re doing everything we can to make sure that you have a brilliant TUI holiday. We understand how important it is to know what to expect while you’re away. That’s why we’ve put together this page to fill you in on everything you need to know about your holiday to Malta, once we start flying there again.

COVID Cover

As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings in 2020 have COVID Cover included. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel. It’s also got a Holiday Guarantee insurance policy built in. This means that if you contract COVID-19 while you’re away, you’re covered for overseas medical assistance, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if required. It’s designed for use alongside your usual travel insurance, and is subject to T&Cs.

Your flight and hotel experience

We’ve put a range of new measures in place on our TUI flights, in line with all the latest government and holiday industry expert advice. You’ll need to check in online, wear a mask throughout the flight and also at some airports. As for our hotels, we’re making sure they’ve got the highest possible hygiene standards in place before re-opening. You can find out more about your flight, transfer and hotel experience here. And, check out our frequently asked questions, which include information on things like hotel restaurants, pools and entertainment.

THE TUI HOLIDAY PROMISE

  • COVID Cover included
  • TUI quality standards guaranteed
  • 24-hour support while you’re away
  • Quarantine-free destinations only
  • Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead

Find out more about our promise.

Here are the main things you need to be aware of.

Social distancing distance 2 metres.
Face mask requirements for adults Face masks are mandatory in certain enclosed and indoor public spaces, such as on public transport, in shops and spaces where social distancing guidelines cannot be followed.
Face mask requirements for children Face masks are advised for children in spaces where social distancing is difficult or not possible.
Am I required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form? You must complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form AND a Public Health Declaration before you travel.

Complete the Public Health Declaration here.

Complete the Passenger Locator Form here.

  • You’ll need to print and complete these ready to hand over either on the plane or in the airport terminal when you arrive.
  • You’ll also need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which has been carried out no more than seven days before your arrival in Malta.
Other need-to-knows Thermal screening is taking place at the airport. On arrival, you’ll be asked to fill out a self-declaration form, which will ask you about where you’ve travelled in the past 30 days. Big gatherings are not permitted.

Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Malta.

Beaches Open. Social distancing of at least 2 metres is advised.
Restaurants and bars Restaurants are taking precautions, like removing buffets and self-service counters, for example. There’s a maximum of six people per table and social distancing is advised.
Sights Open.
Supermarkets Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Other facilities In line with government guidelines in Malta, all hotels are adhering to the following:
Temperature checks on entry. Indoor kids’ play areas, indoor pools and spas are closed. There are disposable paper towels, rather than dryers or cloth towels in public toilets. Pools have a reduced capacity of 50%, with a distance of 2 metres between each pair of sunbeds and umbrella. There’s a maximum of one person per sunbed, too. Lifts are limited to one person at a time, or two people from the same party.

Here’s the key information on getting to Malta.

Car Not applicable.
Petrol stations Open.
Public transport Not permitted.
Flights with TUI You’ll fly to Malta with one of our partner airlines. Please contact the airline you’re flying with directly for the latest travel information.

Here are your options for travelling within Malta.

Car rental Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Own car Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Public transport Face masks are mandatory on public transport and at public transport stops. Ferries to Gozo and boat trips to Comino are operating regularly.
Hiking Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Biking Not yet known – we’re working on it.

For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Malta.

Read the full FCDO advice here