Malta

This page presents the law in force at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic (the date of the highest number of daily cases in each country according to Johns Hopkins University as of June 2020). Legal restrictions on free movement are recorded. While not all restrictions are captured, we have sought to present those that go to the core of the right.

In case of comments/ corrections, please contact: katharina.o.cathaoir@jur.ku.dk

The date of the highest number of daily cases in each country according to Johns Hopkins University

07 April 2020: 52

COVID-19 related border restrictions

Closed (repatriation possible for residents/ citizens)

Quarantine/self-isolation on arrival

All incoming travellers, with exceptions

14 days mandatory

Restrictions on internal free movement

“Vulnerable” (over 65/ pregnant/ specified health condition) must stay home, with exceptions for necessary purposes such as grocery shopping, medical help etc

May go outside, but recommendations and regulations on distance between people, specific areas etc

Restrictions on entering/ leaving certain regions

Restrictions on outdoor gatherings

Three people/ household, with exceptions

Sanctions for breaching restrictions on free movement?

Yes (administrative)

More information

Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus resource Centre

Daniel Bianchi, EAHL European Association of Health Law Newsletter No 2/2020, Covid-19 legislative survey First edition Malta: Country report regarding legislative measures adopted in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak

Daniel Bianchi, EAHL European Association of Health Law Newsletter No 3/2020, Covid-19 legislative survey, second edition Malta: Country report regarding legislative measures adopted to combat the outbreak of COVID-19 –June 2020 update

Coronavirus pandemic in the EU –Fundamental Rights Implications Malta 4 May 2020

Public Health Act Chapter 465

S.L. 465.13, Period of Quarantine Order 12 March 2020

S.L. 465.18, Period of Quarantine (Extension of countries) Order 13 March 2020

SL 291.08 Service of Notice Relating to the Enforcement of Quarantine Regulations 12 March, 2020

SL 465.12, Enforcement of Directions relating to Quarantine Regulations, 12 March 2020. 

LN 920 of 2020 Travel Ban (Extension to all Countries) Order, 2020, 21 March 2020

Legal Notice 111 of 2020, Protection of Vulnerable Persons Order, 28 March 2020

Legal Notice 112 of 2020, Number of Persons in Public Spaces Order, 30 March 2020

LN 118 of 2020 Mandatory non-essential travel between Malta and Gozo Order, 3 April 2020