BWA Yachting

22 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte
Tel. +377 93 500 277

Via Serafino Balestra 27, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel. +41 91 913 3240

Customer Care and TQA
Tel. +41 91 913 3218





Luise Group



Date of last update


Download Covid-19 regulations as pdf


Yacht movements

Allowed as per below


Crew and Guest movements

With effect from Monday 9th May 2022, COVID-19 restrictions related to travel will once again be relaxed, as countries will no longer be classified as Red or Dark Red.

This also means that the need for pre-travel authorisation by the Superintendent of Public Health from countries which until now are on the dark red list will no longer be needed.

As from the 9th May 2022, travel to Malta will only depend on the immunity of the person, and for this reason, a recognised valid vaccine certificate/a recognised valid COVID-19 recovery certificate/Negative PCR Test taken not more than 72 hours prior to arrival/Negative Rapid Test taken not more than 24 hours prior to arrival – will still be required for travel to Malta, with children aged 6 or younger being exempt from presenting any of the above-mentioned documents.

If either of these documents are not presented upon arrival, a 10-day mandatory quarantine will apply, which is reduced to 7 days following a negative test.


Travel Requirements (6 years+)

Travel to Malta is permitted by showing ONE of the following documents


Vaccination Certificate

The vaccination certificate must indicate that no less than 14 days and no more than 270 days have passed since the last dose of the primary vaccination series or if the person has received a booster dose.

For persons aged less than 18 years this validity period is not applicable.


Recovery Certificate

The certificate must indicate that no less than 14 days and no more than 180 days have passed since date of the first positive test. Only the following certificates are currently being accepted:

1. EU Digital COVID certificate.

2. Digital COVID certificate having been recognised as equivalent to EU Digital COVID certificate based on EU equivalence decisions issued by the European Commission.

3. Test Certificate of a positive PCR test received not less than 14 days and not more than 180 days prior to travel together with valid proof of a negative PCR test obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival in Malta.

Certificate of negative test result

Only the following test certificates are currently accepted:

1. Negative PCR test result obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival issued from an accredited lab in English. If unavailable in English, an English translation certified by the laboratory or a medical doctor is to be presented.

2. Negative rapid antigen test result obtained no more than 24 hours before arrival in the format of the EU Digital COVID certificate. RAT tests are not accepted unless on the EU digital COVID certificate format.

Results from self-testing are not accepted.




Children younger than 6 years do not need to provide a negative PCR test certificate upon arrival.



Travellers over the age of 6 years arriving in Malta without ONE of the documents listed above will be subject to a mandatory quarantine period of 10 days, which may be ended earlier should the traveler take a Covid-19 test on the 7th day and receive a negative result

Valid Vaccine Certificates

The vaccine certificate must confirm that you have received the full dosage of an EMA approved vaccine administered at least 14 days prior to arrival in Malta. The certificate must also be one which is recognised by the Superintendent of Public Health, namely:

Maltese Vaccination Certificate

EU Digital COVID Certificate – valid for all EU Member States (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican City have joined the EU Digital COVID Certificate framework, and therefore, the vaccination certificates issued by the countries’ health authorities are also being accepted by the Maltese Authorities)

Albanian Digital COVID Certificate / Certifikate dixhitale shqiptare COVID

Republic of Angola Digital Certificate of Vaccination Against COVID-19

Argentina Ministero de Salud COVID-19 Vaccination

Armenia Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate issued through the United Information System of Electronic Healthcare in the Republic of Armenia

Australian Vaccine Certificate verified through the Medicare Express Plus App

Republic of Azerbaijan Vaccination Card

Kingdom of Bahrain Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Certificate

Government of Bermuda Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Bosnia and Herzegovina Republika Srpska Certificate of Covid-19 Vaccination

Bosnia and Herzegovina Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

Brazil Certificado Nacional de Vacinacao COVID-19 (Using Conectesus App)

Canada COVID-19 Provincial Immunisation Records of the following provinces, as verified by the Verifly app: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador

Official Chile Digital Vaccination Certificate

China Vaccine Certificates (International Travel Health Certificate in WeChat App)

Colombia MiVacuna COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Doha, Qatar Ministry of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Dubai Health Authority Vaccination Certificate with a readable QR code

Arab Republic of Egypt Vaccine Certificate

Kingdom of Eswatini COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Ethiopia Ministry of Health Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination

Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey Vaccination Certificates

Ghana Health Service Covid-19 Vaccination Card

Hong Kong Covid-19 Electronic Vaccination Record

Government of India Final Certificate for COVID-19 Vaccination

Republic of Indonesia International COVID-19 Vaccination certificate

Iraq Covid-19 Vaccination Card issued by Kurdistan Regional Government

Ivory Coast COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (using Masante Ci App)

Japan Vaccination Certificate of COVID-19 (verified using VeriFLY)

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan COVID-19 Vaccination Certification (verified with Sanad Jo app)

Republic of Kenya COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Republic of Kosovo Ministry of Health Vaccination Card for COVID-19

Kuwait Vaccination Certificate

Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate

Lebanon Vaccination Certificate

State of Libya National Center for Disease Control COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

Malaysian Covid-19 Digital Vaccination Certificate verified through MySehatara App

The Republic of Maldives covidSafe COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate (using covidSafe app)

Moldova Vaccination Certificate as issued by the Moldova Ministry of Health

Republic of Mauritius COVID-19 Vaccination Pass (as scanned using

Nigeria COVID-19 Vaccination Certification Verification

Sultanate of Oman Immunisation Certificate for COVID-19

Government of Pakistan Immunisation Certificate for Covid-19

Palestinian Ministry of Health Vaccination Certificate

Peru Ministero de Salud – Certificado de Vacunacion

Republic of the Philippines International Certificate of Vaccination (with QR code)

Republic of Rwanda Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate issued by Rwanda Biomedical Centre (only on presentation of mobile phone number and respective code)

Saudi Arabia Vaccination Certificate issued by

Serbian Green Certificate with a readable QR code

Singapore Vaccination Certificate

Sri Lanka Ministry of Health Certificate of Covid-19 Vaccination

Republic of South Africa COVID-19 E-Vaccination Certificate (Using Verifly App)

South Korea Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate issued through the COOV app.

Taiwan Vaccine Certificate (as shown on NHI App)

United Republic of Tanzania Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination

Turkish Vaccination Certificate with a readable QR code

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Vaccination Certificate

UAE Al Hosn Vaccine Certificate

Republic of Uganda COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

United States CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with an EMA-approved vaccine, verified digitally through the VeriFLY app.

United Kingdom Vaccination Certificates:

England: NHS Covid Pass (Digital App and NHS Letter)

Wales: NHS Covid Pass Letter

Scotland: NHS Letter demonstrating Covid-19 vaccination status

Northern Ireland: Vaccination document

Vietnam COVID Digital Pass (as shown on PC-COVID App)


The Maltese Health Authority is also accepting recognised vaccine certificates with a booster dose of an EMA approved vaccine following a primary full schedule with a WHO approved vaccine on a recognised vaccine certificate.

Vaccines that have been accepted under WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) Procedure are also recognised. In the case of vaccines that are not yet authorised by the EMA, the traveller also needs to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival in Malta. A list of the vaccines that have been accepted under WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) Procedure can be found here.

Chartering (availability and regulations)

No Charter Regulation- Charters are allowed subject to COVID19 protocols – All crew and guests needs to present a vaccination certificate which is recognized by the Superintendent of Health as per above travel information.

Curfew hours



Public health measures in place

Mandatory to wear a face mask in hospital, care homes and flights only.


Public Gatherings



Restaurants & Bars

Bars and restaurants are open

Yachts Arrivals

All arrivals needs to be approved by local port medic within 24hrs prior entering Maltese Waters after submitting the pre arrival documents required.


For further information, please contact the BWA Yachting local team at

Travel requirements vary by country and may change at short notice.