Malta red-listed by Norway for travel over COVID-19 transmission rate

COVID-19 spike in Malta forces Norway to impose mandatory quarantine on all travelers coming from Malta

Malta is now considered as a country with a high COVID-19 transmission rates by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, which has red-listed the island for travel.

As a result, all incoming travellers from Malta to Norway must go into quarantine. 

The quarantine obligation comes into force on 15 August. 

Malta has been orange-listed by the Netherlands, with the Italian region of Puglia also requiring travellers from Malta to self-quarantine for 14 days after tourists tested positive upon return from Malta.

The Dutch government has advised everyone returning from Malta to self-quarantine for 14 days following a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Malta was previously listed on the Netherland’s yellow list which was labelled as “safe” however, the island has now been put the country’s orange list which advised against non-essential travel.

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