We’re hoping to be able to take you to Malta again soon, but due to current restrictions we’re unable to travel here. For the latest guidance visit the FCDO website or check out our Travel Alerts page.
As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings departing on or before 30th April 2021 have our COVID Cover included. And, holidays booked between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021 – departing on or before 31st October 2021 – also come with our COVID Cover. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel, are officially required to isolate prior to your travel dates, or if your local area goes into lockdown over the dates you are due to depart. It’s also got an AXA Holiday to Home 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. Find out more about what to expect on your holiday, including your flight, transfer and hotel experience.
THE TUI HOLIDAY PROMISE
- COVID Cover on selected holidays
- 24-hour support while you’re away
- Refund guarantee if we cancel your holiday due to COVID-19
- Approved testing partners
- Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead
Find out more about our promise and everything we’re doing to keep you safe on the Travel With Confidence hub.
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 can’t be followed. You must wear them so that they cover your nose, mouth and chin.|
|Face mask requirements for children||Face masks are advised for children in spaces where social distancing is difficult or not possible. Children aged three years and under don’t have to wear a mask.|
|Passenger Locator Forms and testing requirements||TESTING REQUIREMENTS
• You 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.
• Expect thermal screenings when you land at the airport.
PASSENGER LOCATOR FORMS
• You must complete a mandatory Passenger Locator Form and a Public Health Declaration before you travel.
• The Passenger Locator Form has to be completed at least 24 hours before you travel to Malta.
• You’ll need to print and complete these ready to hand over either on the plane or in the airport terminal when you arrive.
• If you don’t bring them with you to the airport you won’t be allowed on the plane.
|Other need-to-knows||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 two 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.|
|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 two 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.
|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.