Supercargo: Conditions to be imposed on Persons Travelling to and from Malta Order, 2021

"IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by article 27(c) of the Public Health Act, the Superintendent of Public Health has made the following order:-

Citation.

1. The title of this order is the Conditions to be imposed on Persons Travelling to and from Malta Order, 2021.

Travel requirements.

2. Any person who travels to Malta, whether by air or by sea, shall, upon that person’s arrival in Malta, provide a Passenger Locator Form (PLF Form) together with any one of the following documents:
(a) a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test performed not longer than seventy-two (72) hours before that person’s arrival in Malta; or
(b) a valid vaccination certificate showing that that person has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19:
Provided that the boarding of any person shall be denied and refused prior to that person’s departure from any country to Malta, if that person is not in possession of either one of the documents mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b):
Provided further that persons under the age of five (5) years shall not be required to provide either one of the documents mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) upon their arrival in Malta:
Provided further that a vaccination certificate shall only be valid and accepted if issued in that official form, and with regards a vaccine, recognised and approved by the Superintendent of Public Health:
Provided further that a valid vaccination certificate may only be provided and accepted instead of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test, from that date or dates in which the Superintendent of Public Health, by notice in the Gazette, specifies that form or forms of valid vaccination certificates which are to be considered as the official form or forms of valid vaccination certificates which are to be recognised and approved.

Travel requirements for entry into Malta.

3. (1) Any person who, upon arrival in Malta, fails to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test or otherwise a valid vaccination certificate, as laid down in article 2, shall be subject to the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test in Malta.
(2) Any person who shall be required to be subjected to a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test in Malta pursuant to sub-article (1) shall be placed in mandatory quarantine, until the test result is issued, in an accommodation specifically allocated for this purpose by the Superintendent of Public Health. The mandatory quarantine shall be extended for such period deemed necessary in the case that that person’s test results positive or detected:
Provided that any person who shall be required to be subjected to a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test in Malta pursuant to sub-article (1), and refuses to subject himself or herself to this test, shall be required to submit himself or herself to mandatory quarantine for such period deemed necessary as specified in sub-article (2):
Provided that any person who resides in Malta, and who shall be required to submit himself or herself to mandatory quarantine in terms of this article, may choose to be placed under mandatory quarantine in an accommodation of his or her choice so long as such accommodation is approved as a suitable accommodation by the Superintendent of Public Health.
(3) Any person who shall be required to be subjected to a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test in Malta pursuant to sub-article (1), shall be subject the payment of those applicable fees relative to the administration of this test, and if that person is placed under mandatory quarantine in an accommodation allocated to him or her by the Superintendent of Public Health as laid down in sub-article (2), that person shall also be subject to the payment of the fees applicable for such accommodation.
(4) The sums of the applicable fees specified in sub-article (3) shall be listed in a Schedule issued by a notice in the Gazette. 4. The Superintendent of Public Health may, by notice in the Exemption. Gazette, exempt any person from the effects of this order, subject to those conditions which the Superintendent of Public Health may deem necessary to impose.

Requirements.

5. Carriers by air and by sea shall inform persons travelling with them with the above requirements"

Supercargo

01 June 2021

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