Malta travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Malta 🇲🇹

Malta is part of Europe with main city at Valletta. Its Developed country with a population of 425K people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Maltese,English. the Republic of Malta is the formal name of Malta It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~17.48 °C   🌧 ~70.09 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 425K people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for Malta and added new  information under health. We haven't changed the level of advice - 'exercise normal safety precautions' in Malta.

issued date: September 26, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Malta uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Maltese, English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Malta uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Malta (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Malta. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Malta and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Malta is on average 11.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Malta is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €11.29, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: GO, Melita or Vodafone. Malta uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Malta upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Malta, dial +, then 356 (the country code for Malta), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Malta, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Malta you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 25-45 km/h (15-27 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways. Left turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.08%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 214 33333 (MTC). For general news on Malta's traffic use Transport Malta. Most popular petrol stations in Malta are Petrol, Falzon Group and Enemed. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called petrol bla comb, Super or Petrol bla comb (95/98). Petrol costs about €1.31 per liter.Diesel option is called Dizil.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

999

Police

999

Ambulance

999

Fire department

999

Last updated: October 8, 2019