Good to know
Internet & wifi
Wifi and internet is widely available in all cities, hotels and most restaurants and bars. However, internet coverage becomes more limited when travelling to rural areas. If you want to stay connected, you will have to purchase a Sim card for your device
Tourists can choose from a variety of providers, including Epic, GO Mobile or Melita (all having different data plans available).
If travelling to more than one country within the EU, check out Orange, O2 or Vodafone for their European prepaid Sim card deals.
In 2017, the EU made roaming fees illegal within the EU (this only applies if using a provider from a EU country), and users can use their phones at domestic rates without paying for excessive roaming rates.
Sim cards can either be purchased at the airport, in stores or via the company’s websites.
Malta International Airport is well connected to many European destinations. To get from the airport to Valletta (or anywhere else on Malta), visitors can choose between public busses or taxis.
All public transport on Malta is by bus. The route network is well developed and any place on the islands can be reached by bus. However, visitors with limited time can opt for rental cars, which are fairly affordable.
There are a number of water taxi landing places in Valletta & the Three Cities, making travelling within the area very convenient and fast. Water taxi stops can be found in at Valletta harbour, Senglea, Gzira and Sliema.
Ferries (vehicle & pedestrian) run frequently between the islands of Malta and Gozo. If travelling in a rental car, it is adviced to get a ferry booking in advance during high season.
Malta uses the Euro as its currency. Credit cards are accepted at restaurants and bigger stores, but expect to pay cash in smaller shops and street markets. Cash can be obtained from ATM/cash machines.
Malta in general is a safe country for visitors to travel. However, some precaution and common sense is advised. As everywhere, single woman should be cautious at night and avoid dark streets and isolated places in cities or isolated beaches.
Medical & healthcare
Medical facilities in Malta are good, and minor injuries can be treated anywhere in the country. For more serious injuries or sicknesses, it is adviced to go to Valletta for treatment. It is recommended to obtain a travel health insurance before traveling to Malta to cover any eventual costs.
Visas & immigration
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter Malta and can stay as long as they wish to.
A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.
Citizens of Schengen countries can cross the internal borders of all member states without passport checks. The Schengen visa entitles the holder to visits of up to 90 days every 6 months in the entire Schengen area.
If you are not sure about the requirements for your country, please visit the official Malta immigration website. The link can be found on the Malta country page under Immigration & Transport.
In order to enter Malta, visitors need to show proof of a double Covid-19 vaccination, as well as a negative PCR Test not older than 72 hours when entering. Please note that requirements might change overnight, and it is recommended to visit the official immigration website for updates before travelling to Malta.
Travolution360 tries its best to cover as much as possible, but it is always worth to stop and visit a tourist information, as they have spezialized knowledge of the area and can often point out places and events that are not well known to a broader audience. And, of course, engage yourself in conversations with fellow travellers, as the best information is by word of mouth.