Malta is part of Europe with capital at Valletta. Official languages are Maltese and English. Malta uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.
💱 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.
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.
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.
You can buy a SIM card for about €11.49, 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.
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 .
Malta uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.
🛣️ 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.