Vaccinations in Malta



Malta is a relatively healthy and safe expat destination. Not to mention exciting and beautiful as well.

Nevertheless, getting medically ready for the move to Malta is a preventive measure any expat would not regret taking.

There are no special immunizations or vaccinations required to enter Malta. However travelers and expatriates are advised to ensure that all routine immunizations are up to date.

Routine vaccines are those usually given in the first few years of life. These include vaccines for influenza, chickenpox, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus). The influenza vaccine being especially helpful during the months of November through April is also necessary.

Vaccine for yellow fever is not required but is recommended for all travelers greater than nine months of age who are arriving from a country that is infected with yellow fever like Africa or the Americas. In this case, a validated International Certificate of Vaccination must be presented upon entry to Malta.

Immunizations for diphtheria and tetanus are also recommended. Although diphtheria is not a common illness in Malta, it is a contagious disease that affects the upper respiratory tract and has seen occurrences in Europe and the United States.

Travelers and expatriates alike are also recommended to get vaccinated as a preventive measure, for both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.

These immunizations or vaccines must be administered before you leave for Malta. Visit your healthcare provider in your home country about four to six weeks before your departure for Malta.

Your healthcare provider would also be able to determine whether you need any special immunizations based on your state of health.