TUI, Jet2, Ryanair, easyJet: latest Covid travel rules for Malta, Cyprus, Santorini and Madeira

Winter in the Northwest means rain, sleet, and snow – and many are looking for a quick trip abroad for a vitamin D boost.

But with the Covid-19, there are special rules for traveling.

And these have intensified since the discovery of the Omicron variant, which is the most transmissible strain of coronavirus to date.

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As a result, the holidays are becoming more stressful again with concerns about quarantine and costly Covid testing putting off many.

But not all countries that tighten their rules will result in excessive additional spending.

Here are the latest travel tips for some of Europe’s top destinations, as reported by MyLondon.


Sailing boats on Senglea Marina in Grand Bay, Valletta, Malta

A beautiful place where many wish they could fly away.

Malta has a very rich history and culture with incredible beaches and views.

As of June 30, the Maltese government has required all travelers from the UK to show proof that they are fully vaccinated.

So far, that means having had two jabs.

Those who are not vaccinated should self-isolate upon arrival. And everyone will have their temperature checked at customs.

If you have a high temperature, you will need to take a swab test.


Elysee, Cyprus
Elysee, Cyprus

A magnificent place with an ancient location for the enjoyment of children and adults.

The country has long stretches of secluded beaches, mountains, and renowned nightlife.

Cyprus was on the government’s travel red list, but luckily it is no longer.

Fully vaccinated travelers can enter Cyprus, but only after they have obtained a Cyprus flight pass online.

If you are not vaccinated, you will need a recorded negative PCR taken within 72 hours before the flight, and one of the same at the airport on arrival.


View of the old castle Fortaleza de Sao Tiago
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Madeira claims to have 300 days of sunshine a year, making it a popular hotspot for guaranteeing sunbathing.

Regarding Covid travel rules, both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are allowed to travel to Portugal, which is the sovereign state of the island.

All passengers will be required to complete an online passenger locator form and produce a negative Covid-19 test result, which can be either a lateral flow or a PCR taken within 48 or 72 hours before the flight.

Temperatures are taken, and those with a high temperature may be subject to a health check.



Santorini has become a must-see for many due to its beautiful white buildings.

The Greek island itself has an incredible history, with the famous caldera crater rising from the waves caused by a massive volcanic eruption in 1450 BC.

To travel to Greece, you will need to have completed a passenger tracking form in advance.

You will also need one of the following:

  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, carried out within 72 hours of arrival in Greece; Where

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an approved laboratory, carried out within 48 hours of your arrival in Greece; Where

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before travel (see Demonstrate your COVID-19 status );

  • Greece will also accept proof of recovery from COVID-19 for entry purposes. Proof of a positive COVID-19 PCR test result taken between 30 and 180 days before your travel dates can be used and can be demonstrated via the NHS COVID Pass

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