Country Statistics

Total Population: 442,276


Estimated migrant population: 41,442


Estimated refugee population (2019): 8,908


Estimated number of undocumented migrants (2019): N/A 


Main migrant populations (2020): N/A


Healthcare rights of migrants and HIV testing and treatment in Malta


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. 

Treatment: Free for all, except for undocumented people.

Support Organisations

Kopin (Koperazzjoni Internazzjonali - Malta)

Kopin is an NGO working in International Development Cooperation, Global Education, Human Rights and Migration.

+356 27 56 74 60 ; +356 79 30 24 84 ; +356 99 40 04 07

195, Suite 2b, Naxxar Road, San Gwann SGN 9029, Malta

Service(s): Research, Advocacy

Aditus Foundation

Provides care and prevention services relating to LGBT, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Sexual Health issues to people in the Mid-West of Ireland.

+356 20 10 62 95

Rhea Building, 1A, Triq is-Santissima Trinitá, Ħamrun MRS 2280, Malta

Service(s): Healthcare