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Malta international travel guide

Landscape view of Malta

Malta

Malta is part of Europe with main city at Valletta. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 13.90 ยฐC in Malta with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 32.14 mm. Tipping is quite common in Malta and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Malta is on average 11.8 Mbps. In Malta you drive on the left side. Its Developed country with a population of 425K people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Maltese and English. Automatic teller machines are common in Malta. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~13.90 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~32.14 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 425K people

Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Do not travel

Travel to the EU and Schengen Area is restricted. Malta allows some visitors if you're travelling from an approved area and have stayed there for 2 weeks before travelling. You may be granted an exemption if you're not from an approved area if you're travel is for essential purposes. You'll need to provide proof of a negative PCR rest taken within 7 days of travel and you'll need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival at your own cost. You must wear face masks or visors in retail outlets and on public transport. Weย advise: Do not travelย toย Malta.

issued date: July 1, 2020

Weather

๐ŸŒค๏ธ Temperature

๐ŸŒง Rainfall

General

๐Ÿ”Œ Sockets

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Maltese and English

Money

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Malta uses the euro (symbol: โ‚ฌ), 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.

๐Ÿ’ณ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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

๐Ÿ“ก 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.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about โ‚ฌ11.29, 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.

๐Ÿ“ž 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

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ 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%.

๐Ÿšฆ 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 โ‚ฌ1.31 per liter.Diesel option is called Dizil.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Universal

999

Police

999

Ambulance

999

Fire department

999

Useful Information
Find other useful infromation when you are travelling to other country like visa details, embasssies, customs, health regulations and so on.

Last updated: February 3, 2021