Current position regarding arrival of yachts, crew and passengers to Malta
Further to clarifications obtained from the authorities, the following is the current position regarding arrival of yachts, crew and passengers to Malta in light of the most recent COVID measures that entered into force on the 15th July.
Yachts are permitted to enter Maltese waters both the purposes of repairs, refuelling, servicing, flagging, customs procedures and other ancillary necessities as well as chartering and leisure purposes, subject to the below requirements where applicable;
- Passengers and crew holding a recognised Vaccination Certificate are permitted to disembark/go ashore. Currently the recognised Vaccination Certificates are the Maltese Vaccination Certificate, EU Digital COVID Certificate, Swiss certificates, Dubai Health Authority Vaccination Certificate, Turkish Health Certificate, United Kingdom Vaccination Certificates: England: NHS Covid Pass (Digital App and NHS Letter) Wales: NHS Covid Pass Letter Scotland: NHS Letter demonstrating Covid-19 vaccination status Northern Ireland: Interim proof of vaccination document which is valid until 11:59pm on 31st July 2021;
- Passengers and crew not holding a recognised Vaccination Certificate would be required to remain on board the yacht;
- Crew members that are not in possession of a recognised Vaccination certificate that are being repatriated from Malta may disembark the yacht on possession of a negative PCR test taken at least 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta;
- Crew members that are not in possession of a recognised Vaccination certificate that are joining a yacht in Malta will be allowed to enter Malta if in possession of a negative PCR test taken at least 72 hours prior to arrival in Malta provided prior clearance/permission has been granted by the Port Medic prior to arrival in Malta.