Malta Updates COVID Vaccine Certificate Measures
Earlier this week, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced in parliament that vaccination certifications will no longer be required for entry into restaurants, snack bars, and social clubs from 7th February 2022. A further easing of restrictions is expected to take place on the 14th February, with the vaccination certificate no longer being required to access bars, gyms, spas, pools, cinemas, and theatres. A valid vaccine certificate will, for the time being, continue to be required for entry to mass events, sports events, gaming halls, night clubs, and travel. These decisions have come about amidst news that 75% of the Maltese population is now fully vaccinated and boosted; COVID-positive cases are decreasing, and the situation in hospitals is more-or-less under control.
In order to hold a valid vaccine certificate, adults over the age of 18 must have been fully inoculated with the last dose administered not more than three months previously; or have received their booster within the past nine months.