- The Maltese authorities are currently only accepting vaccine certificates from the EU, Switzerland and the UK. If you are fully vaccinated and are issued with a valid certificate, you do not to do quarantine.
- Importantly, the vaccine you have been administered must also be approved by the European Medicines Authority – ie, Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
- If you had a vaccine approved by the EU outside Europe or the UK, you cannot enter Malta without quarantining. The quarantine period is currently at least 14 days upon arrival.
- Anyone aged 12 and over must provide a vaccine certificate.
- Fully vaccinated minors with a recognised, valid vaccine certificate can travel unaccompanied.
- Those who under 12 can arrive in Malta without a vaccine certificate, but must have a PCR test and be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Children under five do not have to show a negative test.
Everyone must complete a Public Health Travel Declaration and Passenger Locator Form (PLF) or the Digital Passenger Locator Form accessed from https://app.euplf.eu .You must show this form to airline officials on departure and health officials on arrival in Malta. The forms should be completed prior to departure.
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Travel requirements for COVID-19
- Malta – borders are open. However, from 14th July 2021, all countries/zones previously listed as Amber will be classified as Red, thus only persons in possession of a valid recognised vaccine certificate will be permitted to travel to Malta. More Information.
- Canada – Before departure is required a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours. Upon arrival a PCR test at the airport, and stay 3 days' quarantine in a hotel at the airport until the PCR test result are available. Complete a 14 days’ quarantine in the accommodation booked. To be able to enter Canada, you must have a valid study permit, and the school you’re attending must be considered a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. You will likely be allowed to enter Canada if you meet these requirements; however, the final determination will be made by a government official at the port of entry. More information
- China - Those returning to China from abroad will be subject to centralized isolation medical observation (14-21 days’ quarantine) and nucleic acid testing twice before and after the entry. More information.
- France – If you are arriving from a country (European Union Member States, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) you can enter France. You agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France; and you have a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure. If you arrive from a country outside the European space, you may only enter France if your journey meets one of the exception criteria as listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if you have pressing grounds for travel. You agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. You agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival in France, and to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at the end of the isolation period. A negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding. The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from one of the following countries: Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom. Your trip must however meet one of the exception criteria as listed on the exempted travel certificate, and you will be subject to the health control measures below (RT-PCR tests, sworn statement and self-isolation). More information
- Germany – From 30 March 2021, all persons travelling to Germany by air must present a negative COVID‑19 test result before embarking on their journey. The tests must be done at the relevant test centres abroad no more than 48 hours before entering Germany. In principle, nucleic acid amplification techniques (PCR, LAMP, TMA) and antigen tests for the direct detection of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are recognized. Antibody tests are not recognized. Proof of testing is to be provided in paper or electronic form in either English, French or German. More information
- Italy – Click here to find the latest news for entering Italy. More Information
- Spain – All passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea, must undergo a health control at the first point of entry that will include, at least, a temperature control, a documentary check and a visual check on their condition. All passengers arriving in Spain before starting their trip, a health control form. Those who arrive by air through the website www.spth.gob.es or the App Spain Travel Health-SpTH. If the passengers arrive from a country/zone of risk, they must have a valid health certificate to enter the country, which can be: a vaccination against COVID19certificate, a certificate of SARSCoV2 diagnostic test with negative result or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. These certificates can be added to the SpTH application, during the process of obtaining the QR code. Passengers vaccinated with a complete regimen, with Any vaccine authorized for marketing by the European Union ( European Medicines Agency, EMA ) and WHO , at least 14 days before arriving in Spain, should not provide any additional diagnostic test. However, it is possible that they may subject to a diagnostic test upon arrival if the health authority deems it necessary. Unvaccinated passengers must undergo a diagnostic test to enter Spain. Passengers recovered from COVID19 may present a certificate of recovery if more than 11 days have passed since the first positive NAAT test was performed. This certificate will be valid for 180 days from then on. Passengers who have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate in any of its three modalities (vaccination, diagnostic test or recovery) and incorporate it into SpTH during the process of obtaining the QR, will obtain a QR code FAST CONTROL that will lead to a much more agile health control upon arrival. For more information, you can consult the website of the European Union (EU). Passengers who do not have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, may also enter the data of their certificate in the application, and they will obtain a DOCUMENTARY CONTROL QR code. Which will involve reviewing your certificate upon arrival. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from presenting the certificates described above, however they must have the QR code obtained after completing the health control form. More information
- United Kingdom
- Fully UK vaccinated and people over the age of 18 – amber rules
The UK government has (28 July 2021) announced that passengers arriving from the following amber countries who have been fully vaccinated will not have to quarantine when entering the UK.
Europe (EU Member States, EFTA Countries - Iceland, Switzerland, Norway & Liechtenstein and the European microstate countries of Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City).
From 4am 2 August 2021, passengers who are fully vaccinated will be able to travel to the UK without having to quarantine or take a day 8 test on arrival.
Amber arrivals who have been fully vaccinated in the USA and European countries will still be required to:
· Complete a pre-departure test before arrival into England
· Complete the Passenger Locator Form
· Book and take a PCR test on or before day 2 after arrival.
- Fully UK vaccinated and people under the age of 18 – amber rules
You do not need to quarantine or take a day 8 test after you arrive in England if you are either:
· fully vaccinated in the UK or under the UK vaccine programme overseas
· under 18 on the day, you arrive in England and resident in a country with a vaccination programme approved by the UK
- SUMMARY – EUROPE
PCR test on or before day 2
PCR test on day 8
10 days Isolation
Please note there is a review of the traffic light system next week for RED / AMBER / GREEN countries.
Please refer to:
- United States – new students are allowed to enter the country with an ESTA, Tourist Visa* or Student Visa but must produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to arrival. LSI will also require students to get tested between days 3-5 after their arrival. Students can get tested for free and can join lessons while waiting for their result. LSI can also require all students to get tested on a regular basis based on cases in the area. Currently, some countries are banned from entering the USA as a tourist. More Information.
PCR Test Information
In case that a student needs a PCR Test before returning to their home countries, the school will provide information to help the student getting an appointment.
In the case of a U20 student, the student should notify the teamer that a test is needed, and it is the teamer who will make the appointment. Also, the U20 students will be all the time supervised by the teamers.
Spain: Madrid and Málaga
There are several laboratories in Malaga that the student can go and get their PRC test. The test costs between 60 EUR (https://democratest.com/test-pcr/), and 90 EUR (http://www.medicalservice.care/). The school will, of course, help the student get their appointment. For more information, click here.
Malta: St. Julian’s & St. Paul’s Bay
For Malta at the moment:
- From 14th July 2021, all countries/zones previously listed as Amber will be classified as Red, thus only persons in possession of a valid recognised vaccine certificate will be permitted to travel to Malta. For further information, please check here.
Germany: Frankfurt and Munich
In Frankfurt, the test centre is between 5 and 10 minutes walking distance from the school. The appointment can be done online: https://www.coronatest-deutschland.de/termin-buchen-2/frankfurt-sachsenhausen/. The school of course will assist the student throughout the entire process. The test costs 89 EUR and the results are between 24 and 48 hours. Meanwhile, in Munich, there are several test centres nearby the school. The school will help the student making an appointment. The prices for international students goes from 45 EUR to 195 EUR.
The PCR test costs around 70 EUR. The test centre is 5 minutes away from the school by taxi. The cost of the ride needs to be paid by the student, approximately 1 to 2 EUR. The students make an appointment and the school will support the student during the entire process.