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PUBLIC HEALTH LAW IN MALTA: TRAVEL BAN

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L.N. 301 of 2021

Public Health Act

(SEC. 465)

 

Travel ban (Extension to all countries) (Amendment No. 4), 2021

 

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 27(c) of the Public Health Act, the Superintendent of Public Health has issued the following order:

 

(1) The title of this Ordinance shall be the Travel Prohibition (Extension to All Countries) Ordinance (Amendment No. 4), 2021, and this Ordinance shall be read and construed as one with the Travel Prohibition (Extension to All Countries) Ordinance, hereinafter referred to as "the principal Ordinance".

Article 2 of the principal ordinance shall be replaced by the following new article:

"2. (1) Any person travelling to Malta from the list of countries listed in this Ordinance, by air or sea, shall provide a Passenger Location Form (PLF form) upon arrival in Malta.

(2) The Superintendent of Public Health shall extend the travel ban order from all countries to Malta:

Provided that: 

(a) cargo flights, ferry flights, humanitarian flights, and repatriation flights are exempt from this order; 

(b) cargo vessels, including container ships and ro-ro vessels carrying essential goods and products and tankers loaded with essential fuels are exempt from this Ordinance; and 

(c) the Superintendent of Public Health may, in his or her absolute discretion, provide exemptions from the provisions of this Ordinance, by notice in the Gazette or by protocols issued, already in effect orally, for that purpose, when, in the judgment of the Superintendent of Public Health, the travel of certain persons or goods, or for certain services, is deemed necessary or essential: 

Provided, That persons may travel from Malta to the countries listed in this clause and from the countries listed in this clause to Malta provided that, upon their arrival in Malta, they are in possession of a certificate of vaccination:

Austria;

Cyprus;

Czech Republic;

Denmark;

Estonia;

Finland;

Hungary;

Iceland;

Ireland;

Germany;

Latvia;

Lithuania;

Luxembourg;

Norway;

Italy;

France;

Slovakia;

Switzerland;

Greece;

Croatia;

Spain;

Poland;

Belgium;

Bulgaria;

Netherlands;

Canada;

Australia;

New Zealand;

South Korea;

Andorra;

Monaco;

San Marino;

China;

Vatican City;

Israel;

Singapore;

Slovenia;

Japan;

United States, but limited to the following states: Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, West Virginia, North Dakota, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, New Mexico, Florida, Virginia, Maine, South Dakota, Michigan, Illinois, Delaware, Wisconsin; Puerto Rico, Hawaii, New Jersey, Minnesota, Connecticut, Alaska, New Hampshire, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Vermont, California, Idaho, Kentucky, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Virgin Islands, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Alabama, Colorado, Guam, Indiana, Montana, and Kansas;

Gibraltar;

Portugal;

Romania;

Lebanon;

United Arab Emirates;

Turkey;

Jordan;

Liechtenstein;

Sweden;

Belarus;

Belize;

Bosnia and Herzegovina;

Butan;

Fiji;

Jamaica;

Georgia;

Faroe Islands;

Kosovo;

Kazakhstan;

North Macedonia;

Montenegro;

Moldova;

Vietnam;

Egypt;

Iran;

Libya;

Panama;

Qatar;

Cuba;

Serbia;

Albania;

Armenia;

Azerbaijan;

Saudi Arabia;

United Kingdom;

Ukraine;

        

Provided, That persons arriving in Malta from any of the countries listed in the second paragraph, without holding a certificate of vaccination, shall be required to undergo a period of quarantine pursuant to Article 2(1) of the Quarantine Period Ordinance:

Provided that persons who cannot take the vaccine for medical reasons and persons between the ages of five (5) and eleven (11) years, both ages included, shall not be required to be in possession of a certificate of vaccination upon their arrival in Malta from any of the countries listed in the second clause, provided that upon their arrival in Malta they shall be in possession of a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test performed not more than seventy-two (72) hours prior to their arrival in Malta:

Notwithstanding that persons residing in Malta and who prior to the entry into force of this Ordinance were already required to return to Malta from one of the countries listed in the Second Proviso or the Travel Prohibition (Extension to All Countries) Ordinance (Amendment No. 3), 2021, shall not be required to possess a certificate of vaccination upon their arrival in Malta from one of the countries listed in the Second Proviso or the Travel Prohibition (Extension to All Countries) Ordinance (Amendment No. 3), 2021, provided that upon their arrival in Malta they are in pos

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