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Malta Freeport Distripark, Malta

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Top 2 Nearby Airports

(MLA) luqa international

(MLA) malta international airport

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Visa Information

Learn up-to-date visa requirements for over 150+ nationalities.

  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
  • A passport is required to enter Malta
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required for Malta
  • Masks are not required in public
  • Visitor visa

Port Restrictions

  • Crew change for Malta.
    • airport in Malta, namely the Malta International Airport, situated in Luqa (distance from port 1.5 hours
  • including stop at immigration).
  • EU nationals can travel without any VISA restrictions.
  • Non-EU nationals require t/visa to enter Malta, basis not holding valid Schenghen visa.
  • Ukrainian nationals holding biometric passports do not require transit visa.
  • Visa for Chinese nationals cannot be applied locally. Crewing company / owners will need to apply for
  • same via the Maltese Embassy in Beijing.
  • Transit visa to be applied locally with Police Immigration (opening days Monday – Friday 0830hrs –
    • hrs).
  • if on signers / off signers don’t have a Schengen visa they have to travel via DXB or IST.
  • Requirements for t/visa application
    • Full passport/seaman book details (with supporting clear scanned copies of passport and seaman books).
    • Flight details transiting via non Schenghen countries (arriving in Malta same day of vessel’s arrival or
    • maximum 1 day before).
      • Vessel’s last and next port of call.
      • Vessel’s IMO and Flag.
      • Vessel’s ETA and ETD.
    • This process requires 2-3 working days and crew are not allowed to depart home country unless
    • confirmed t/visa is in hand.
    • Note: Max stay for NON-EU at Malta is 24hrs after...

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Flight Restrictions

  • COVID-19 entry regulations lifted on 25 July 2022.

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Agency Costs

  • Crew Change Assistance 1-10: USD 60 per pax
  • Crew Change Assistance 11+: USD 50 per pax
  • Coordination of Booked Services: USD 70
  • Launch Hire Coordination: USD 90
  • Meet & Greet: USD 180

Last updated on 30th Mar 2022

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