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Malta is ready for Summer 2021!

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Update 24/05/2021: Herd Immunity Reached in Malta! - First country in the European Union

After Malta was the first country in the European Union to start vaccinating people over 16 years of age, two weeks ago, today, much earlier than initially projected, Malta has reached herd immunity, with 70% of the adult population now vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and with 42% of the population now fully vaccinated.

Malta's National Vaccination Programme, has led to a sharp decrease in new COVID-19 cases registered daily, with the number of daily deaths also coming to a halt for the last 17 days, and subsequently also registering daily decrease in COVID-19 Active Cases.

  • In case you need a PCR Test, there are 2 options in Malta. The first one is a public test free of charge. The second one is a private test that currently costs 100 EUR. With the public/free test, the results take 2-3 days to come back. The private test, the results come after some hours, not later than 24 hours. People just call up and get an appointment, or they just show up on the spot. Payment is done on the spot too. Details will be sent by email and SMS alert. The private option is ideal for those students who need a test to come back to their countries.

Book a language course in Malta and receive up to €300!

Our language school in Malta, which offer enough space as well as learning and recreation areas outdoors. Ideally for language trips even in times of COVID-19. Social distancing and hygiene are key factors in our safety protocol. Malta is getting ready for Summer 2021! Students travelling to Malta to learn English this summer will be handed up to €300 in vouchers. Every student coming to Malta to learn English will be handed a €10 voucher for everyday spent on the island. To be eligible, students must spend a minimum of 15 nights in Malta, while the maximum amount they can receive will be capped at 30 nights, or €300. Schools will be responsible for registering their students and the vouchers will then be sent to the school to be passed on to the students. In order for the school to apply for the voucher, the Helpdesks need to provide the following information and documents:
  • Copy of flight ticket showing arrival and departure flight
  • Contact details of students including: Name and Surname, Passport/ID number, Telephone/Mobile Number, Email Address and Home Address
  • Copy of the passport
  • Duly signed consent form authorizing MTA to receive, store and use details solely for the purpose of the scheme in question
  • Only students from the age of 13+ can apply
  • Only students arriving from 1st June or later can apply for the vouchers. Anyone already in Malta before 1st June, cannot apply
  • Vouchers are on a first come, first served basis, so there is no guarantee
  • A minimum of 15 nights needs to be booked
  • Bookings sent before 7th May cannot apply. This scheme is only valid for bookings that were sent from 7th May or later
Our Sprachcaffe Bistro and Sprachcaffe Hostel are registered under the voucher scheme, so our students can use their vouchers within our premises too.

PCR Test Information

In case that a student needs a PCR Test before returning to their home countries, the school will provide information to help the student getting an appointment.

In the case of a U20 student, the student should notify the teamer that a test is needed, and it is the teamer who will make the appointment. Also, the U20 students will be all the time supervised by the teamers. Spain: Madrid and Málaga There are several laboratories in Malaga that the student can go and get their PRC test. The test costs between 60 EUR (, and 90 EUR ( The school will, of course, help the student get their appointment. For more information, click here. Malta: St. Julian's & St. Paul's Bay For Malta there are different options at the moment:
  • Private test. We have some agreements with a few clinics. The PCR test results will be ready within 6-8 hours after testing. The price is around 100 EUR right now. This option is ideal for countries who need a test result 48 hours before arrival.
  • The doctor in our campus in Malta will come to the St. Julian's campus and make the test on site. The price is 100EUR. We are still waiting for information regarding pricing.
Germany: Frankfurt and Munich In Frankfurt, the test centre is between 5 and 10 minutes walking distance from the school. The appointment can be done online: The school of course will assist the student throughout the entire process. The test costs 89 EUR and the results are between 24 and 48 hours. Meanwhile, in Munich, there are several test centres nearby the school. The school will help the student making an appointment. The prices for international students goes from 45 EUR to 195 EUR. Morocco: Rabat The PCR test costs around 70 EUR. The test centre is 5 minutes away from the school by taxi. The cost of the ride needs to be paid by the student, approximately 1 to 2 EUR. The students make an appointment and the school will support the student during the entire process.

Travel Requirements

Travel requirements for COVID-19

  • Canada – Before departure is required a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours. Upon arrival a PCR test at the airport, and stay 3 days' quarantine in a hotel at the airport until the PCR test result are available. Complete a 14 days’ quarantine in the accommodation booked. To be able to enter Canada, you must have a valid study permit, and the school you’re attending must be considered a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory. You will likely be allowed to enter Canada if you meet these requirements; however, the final determination will be made by a government official at the port of entry. More information
  • China - Those returning to China from abroad will be subject to centralized isolation medical observation (14-21 days’ quarantine) and nucleic acid testing twice before and after the entry. More information.
  • France – If you are arriving from a country (European Union Member States, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland) you can enter France. You agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France; and you have a negative RT-PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before departure. If you arrive from a country outside the European space you may only enter France if your journey meets one of the exception criteria as listed on the exempted international travel certificate and if you have pressing grounds for travel. You agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France. You agree to self-isolate for 7 days upon arrival in France, and to submit, to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at the end of the isolation period. A negative PCR test result, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding. The requirement for pressing grounds does not apply if you are travelling from one of the following countries: Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom. Your trip must however meet one of the exception criteria as listed on the exempted travel certificate, and you will be subject to the health control measures below (RT-PCR tests, sworn statement and self-isolation). More information
  • Germany – From 30 March 2021, all persons travelling to Germany by air must present a negative COVID‑19 test result before embarking on their journey. The tests must be done at the relevant test centres abroad no more than 48 hours before entering Germany. In principle, nucleic acid amplification techniques (PCRLAMPTMA) and antigen tests for the direct detection of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are recognised. Antibody tests are not recognised. Proof of testing is to be provided in paper or electronic form in either English, French or German. More information
  • Italy – Click here to find the latest news for entering Italy. More Information
  • Spain –  All passengers arriving in Spain by air or sea, must undergo a health control at the first point of entry that will include, at least, a temperature control, a documentary check and a visual check on their condition. All passengers arriving in Spain before starting their trip, a health control form. Those who arrive by air through the website  or the App Spain Travel Health-SpTH. If the passengers arrive from a country/zone of risk, they must have a valid health certificate to enter the country, which can be:  a vaccination against COVID19certificate, a certificate of SARSCoV2 diagnostic test with negative result or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. These certificates can be added to the SpTH application, during the process of obtaining the QR code. Passengers vaccinated with a complete regimen, with Any vaccine authorized for marketing by the European Union ( European Medicines Agency, EMA  ) and WHO  , at least 14 days before arriving in Spain, should not provide any additional diagnostic test. However, it is possible that they may subjected to a diagnostic test upon arrival if the health authority deems it necessary. Unvaccinated passengers must undergo a diagnostic test to enter Spain. Passengers recovered from COVID19 may present a certificate of recovery if more than 11 days have passed since the first positive NAAT test was performed. This certificate will be valid for 180 days from then on. Passengers who have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate in any of its three modalities (vaccination, diagnostic test or recovery) and incorporate it into SpTH during the process of obtaining the QR, will obtain a QR code FAST CONTROL that will lead to a much more agile health control upon arrival. For more information, you can consult the website of the European Union (EU). Passengers who do not have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate, may also enter the data of their certificate in the application and will they will obtain a DOCUMENTARY CONTROL QR code. which will involve reviewing your certificate upon arrival. Children under 6 years of age are exempt from presenting the certificates described above, however they must have the QR code obtained after completing the health control form. More information
  • United Kingdom – borders open. If you’re travelling to the UK, you must produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to arrival and quarantine for 10 days after arrival. Before departure students need to pre-book a travel test package (to be taken on day 2 and day 8 after their arrival) and complete the passenger locator form. More information.
  • United States – new students are allowed to enter the country with an ESTA, Tourist Visa* or Student Visa but must produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to arrival. LSI will also require students to get tested between days 3-5 after their arrival. Students can get tested for free and can join lessons while waiting for their result. LSI can also require all students to get tested on a regular basis based on cases in the area. Currently some countries are banned from entering the USA as a tourist. More Information.

Are you interested, but would like further advice in a personal meeting? We look forward to hearing from you!

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