Incoming flights suspended from Saturday

Updated 10:54 AM
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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Maltese health authorities have suspended all flights scheduled as from Saturday 21st March. The government has not officially announced this measure but a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was issued on Tuesday evening.

The Notice to Airmen says that the decision was taken by health authorities as a measure to avoid the widespread of coronavirus and flights scheduled at midnight between this Friday and Saturday are suspended till Friday 10th April.

During this period only repatriation flights and cargo flights will operate.

The notice issued on Tuesday, says that authorities reserve the right to authorize individual flights in exceptional cases.

In the meantime, Air Malta issued a statement saying that customers affected by this ban have the following four options:  

  • Maltese Nationals affected from this travel ban and who are currently outside Malta need to contact the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs Office. Residents can contact this office on +356 22042200 or by email on sitcen.mfea@gov.mt. The Ministry will be organising repatriation flights.  
  • Non-Maltese Nationals need to contact their respective Embassies.
  • Customers who were to start their trip within the next 48 hours and have queries about their tickets can contact the Airline’s call centre on +356 25991230.
  • Customers who will not be travelling within the next 48 hours and all other passengers that require refunds can send an email to refundrequest@airmalta.com.