Malta Entry Requirements

Malta Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes 2 Yes
Other EU countries No/1 no no
Switzerland no no no
Austria no no no
Germany no no no

ID cards/identity cards

i.a. Nationals of the following countries listed in the table above can enter the country with a valid ID card for up to 90 days: EU countries and Switzerland ([1] Exceptions: Citizens of Bulgaria, Ireland (Rep.), Croatia, Romania require a passport and Cyprus).

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa if the traveler is not an EU citizen. Passports of EU citizens must be valid during the stay. Attention: The requirements of individual airlines for the documents to be carried by their passengers differ in part from the state regulations. Please check with your airline before you travel.

Note on the passport

Malta is a signatory and user of EU legal acts (Schengen Agreement). Within the Schengen area, there are no longer any identity checks for travelers at the border.

Note on the endorsement in the passport

Important: Persons requiring a visa must carry a passport or another recognized travel document and the Schengen visa with them during their stay in the Schengen area.

Visa information

Generally required, except for nationals of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of 90 days or less: (a) EU countries and Switzerland. (b) [2] Turkey with a valid residence permit for a Schengen country or Monaco.

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Inquiries to the consular department of the embassy (see contact addresses). Schengen visa: Airport transit visa: €80.00 Short stay visa, less than 90 days: €80.00 Children over six and under twelve years of age: €40.00 Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia: €35.00

Visa types and costs

Entry visa (short-term, long-term visa), transit visa, airport transit visa.


Short-term visa: up to 90 days. Transit visa: 5 days (entry day counts).


Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly on from a non-Schengen country to another non-Schengen country on the same day, do not leave the transit area and have valid documents for onward travel do not require a transit visa. Personally at the competent consular representation in the applicant’s country of residence (see contact addresses) at least 15 days and at most 3 months before the trip.

Application required

Varies depending on nationality, reason and length of stay. The responsible consular representations provide further information. (see contact addresses). Schengen visa: (a) Travel document (e.g. passport) valid for at least 3 months beyond the visa expiry date and copies of the first four pages of the passport. The passport must have been issued within the last 10 years. (b) Where applicable, all original documents justifying the purpose (e.g. invitation of private persons or companies, medical certificate and appointment with the attending physician or in a hospital) and the conditions of the planned stay (e.g. hotel reservation).. (c) documents proving that the (invited) foreigner has sufficient funds to cover the costs of the stay and return journey as well as any costs for his medical care, if necessary in the form of an obligation to assume the costs. (d) Document proving that the alien is the holder, on an individual or collective basis, of valid international travel health insurance covering the cost of repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical treatment and/or hospital care. In principle, the applicant must take out insurance in the country of residence. If the host takes out insurance for the applicant, they must do so in their own country of residence. The insurance taken out must be valid for the entire territory of the Schengen countries and for the entire duration of the stay. The insurance must have a minimum coverage of €30,000. (e) Visa Fee. (f) 2 recent biometric color passport photos with white background. (g) 1 completed application form.

Schengen visas

Before entering the Schengen area, nationals of visa-required countries must apply for a Schengen visa for the country they enter first when transiting through the Schengen area. This is only issued by the competent consular representation of the country in which the person has their permanent residence.

Processing time

Short-term stay: Between 7 and 15 working days. Long-term stay: 1-2 months. Applications can be submitted a maximum of 3 months and must be submitted at least 15 days before the planned trip.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds. Excluded are EU citizens and Swiss, among others.

Documents required upon entry

Return/onward travel tickets and documents as well as sufficient funds (not necessary for EU citizens and Swiss citizens, among others.

Extension of stay

EU citizens and Swiss who want to stay longer than three months in Malta must either have an income or have sufficient financial means if they are unemployed or studying and have valid health insurance. In addition, they must register with their responsible residents’ registration office.

Entry with children

Germans: Identity card, machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: identity card or own passport. Swiss: identity card or passport. Turks: passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Minors traveling alone should carry a written declaration of consent from their parents/guardians. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) to travel abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

A health certificate and import permit from the Department of Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change is required for birds from all countries. Dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries and non-rabies-free third countries require an EU pet passport (pet pass) or a national pet passport, which can only be issued by authorized veterinarians, and must have an implanted microchip on their neck as an identifier. The pet passport must show that the animal has had a valid rabies vaccination and, if necessary, a valid booster vaccination against rabies. The import is limited to 5 animals. Pets under 4 months of age are exempt from the compulsory vaccination against rabies. For dogs, The following additional regulation applies to cats and ferrets as well as to birds and small animals from non-rabies-free third countries: A health certificate is required for each animal. For entry into the EU area, a test for the presence of vaccinal antibodies must be carried out on pets 3 months before entry. Exception: The 3-month period does not apply to pets whose EU pet passport shows that the blood was taken before this animal left the territory of the Community and that the blood analysis showed sufficient antibodies to rabies. For dogs, cats and ferrets from rabies-free third countries (eg Switzerland, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Vatican City) the pet passport confirming a valid rabies vaccination can be used for importation. The following additional requirement applies to Malta: Proof of tapeworm treatment must be provided. Malta is rabies free. Dog and cat import regulations have been relaxed under the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). Animals from certain countries are now allowed to enter Malta without first being quarantined if they meet certain conditions. More information about the countries and animal species that meet the PETS criteria is available from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Malta Entry Requirements