Travelling to Malta & Gozo
COVID-19 Requirements for Travel to Malta and Gozo
History, nightlife, culture, diving and water activities can all be found in Malta and Gozo. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is a great choice as a holiday destination all year round. Mild winters and warm spring and autumn seasons offer plenty of enjoyment of the islands, whatever the time of year. Plus, no need to worry about jet lag with a two hour time difference during the summer and only one hour in the winter months!
Of course, when travelling nowadays, you have to consider the COVID-19 requirements in place, whether that’s a lateral flow test or a PCR test for travel. We’re going to take a look at the best activities that you can get up to in Malta and Gozo, as well as the COVID-19 test for travel requirements for entry.
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The Maltese islands have over 350 churches, cathedrals and chapels between them. One of the oldest and most stunning churches to visit is the Collegiate Parish Church of St Paul's Shipwreck, which is in Valletta. The first church that was built and completed in Valletta is the Church of Our Lady of Victories.
With neighbouring influences from Sicily and North Africa, the amazing food that you can experience in Malta is full of fresh flavours and is sure to indulge your senses. And of course, being an island, seafood is some of the best in the Mediterranean. There has been a growing movement internationally called the farm-to-fork concept, which ensures that all ingredients used come from suppliers within a certain distance of the restaurant. This gives local farmers and food suppliers an opportunity to showcase their produce.
Swimming, Beaches & Diving
Malta is constantly being voted one of the best diving destinations in the world, due to its climate and the many favoured diving spots. Offering a variety of options whether you’ve never dived before or are an experienced diver, there’s something for everyone who wants to give it a try – be it shore dives, boat dives or exploring shipwreck sites.
If you’re looking for crystal clear water and sandy beaches, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, you can even choose what colour sand you’d like to see – golden, unique red, or rocky coastlines. Relax with a book while the sea laps at your feet, or enjoy the warm seawater at one of the many beaches recognised by the blue flag award, which is for excellent water quality as well as other aspects, such as accessible facilities and sustainable operations.
Gozo & Comino
While visiting Malta, it’s definitely worth a trip to visit the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino. Gozo is just a 25-minute ferry trip from the Cirkewwa terminal, which is in the North of Malta, or a 45-minute ferry ride from Valletta, Malta’s capital city. Comino is only a 10-minute boat ride from Gozo, which is in between Malta and Gozo, and is fascinating because it’s only habited by one family. Throughout the year, campers appear here for a tranquil break in nature.
COVID-19 requirements for entry
The nature of COVID-19 is unpredictable and each country has its own entry rules and regulations that are subject to change at a moment's notice. Travellers should always check the COVID-19 entry requirements of their destination before departure.
Travellers can get the latest information on the Malta International Airport website to find out what they are required to do to enter the country.
Book a COVID-19 test with ExpressTest
At ExpressTest, we want to make your journey to Malta as smooth as possible and that’s why we have COVID-19 test Fit to Fly facilities all over the country. Get a COVID-19 test with ExpressTest from one of our many walk-in and drive through centres in the UK today.