Healthcare rights of migrants
Asylum seekers: Asylum seekers have access to state medical care. This includes emergency health care and essential treatment of illness and serious mental disorders.
Refugees: Refugees have access to state medical services free of charge. They have equal rights compared with Maltese citizens and are, therefore, entitled to all the benefits and assistance to which Maltese citizens are entitled to under the Maltese Social Security Act.
Undocumented migrants: Undocumented migrants have the right to state medical care and services free of charge within the framework of detention centres.
HIV testing and treatment
Testing: Free for all, although private hospitals may sometimes charge a fee. It is anonymous, but if results are positive, the person has to be registered in order to get treatment..
Use the aidsmap European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV.
Free for all, except for undocumented people.
Total Population: 442,276
Estimated migrant population: 41,442
Estimated refugee population (2019): 8,908
Estimated number of undocumented migrants (2019): N/A