International Student Arrival


In view of the current Covid-19 travel restrictions, the Maltese Public Health Authorities classifies incoming travellers into two lists, depending on their original point of departure. 

Travellers from Dark Red countries require prior authorisation from the Maltese Public Health Authorities for travelling to Malta. As of 1st September, applications for exceptional travel authorisations from dark red countries/ zones are to be made via the online form for Travel Authorisation.

Inbound travellers residing in Red countries do not need prior authorisation to travel to Malta. However, there are mandatory requirements which one has to satisfy. 

You are strongly advised to consult this official travel information to keep yourself updated with the latest travel restrictions and requirements. 

We have prepared information on the orientation sessions page which we strongly suggest you go through carefully. 

We strongly recommend that prior to arrival, you make the necessary accommodation arrangements.


When travelling to Malta, remember to pack in the following items in your hand luggage:
    • Passport 
    • National Identity Card 
    • Acceptance letter 
    • Original academic documents
    • Prescription for any medication
    • Vaccination records
    • Return ticket and travel insurance
    • Documents necessary for you to apply for the residence permit (if applicable).


Arrival in Malta:
If you are travelling by air, you will land at the Malta International Airport.
Once you land at the airport, you can get directly to your accommodation by public transport or by taxi. A number of public bus routes operate from the airport to several areas in Malta. Access the full list of routes on the Malta Public Transport website. Taxis are available at the arrivals lounge. Find more information about taxi rates. Alternatively, you can pre-book airport transfers by a local and international service provider via websites or mobile applications.

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