Malta

Capital Valetta

Population 425,384

Area 316 km2

Key facts

Malta is a member state of the European Union located in Southern Europe. The country has no land neighbors. As for languages, the country's residents speak Maltese and English.

The national currency in Malta is Euro (EUR). The euro (€) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today's currency rate, 1 USD is worth 1.02 EUR.

Maltese
Banknotes

€5€10€20€50€100€200€500

Maltese
Coins

€1€25c10c20c50c1c2c

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Malta is 171.73 Mbps and mobile is 79.07 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Malta is close to the world average.44.69 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Malta without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Malta. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Malta will celebrate 14 national public holidays. The next one ​Feast of the Immaculate Conception will take place on December 8.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayL-Ewwel tas-Sena
February 10, 2022Feast of St. Paul's ShipwreckIn-Nawfraġju ta’ San Pawl
March 19, 2022Feast of St. JosephSan Ġużepp
March 31, 2022Freedom DayJum il-Ħelsien
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayIl-Ġimgħa l-Kbira
May 1, 2022Worker's DayJum il-Ħaddiem
June 7, 2022​Sette GiugnoSette Giugno
June 29, 2022​​Feast of St.Peter and St.PaulL-Imnarja
August 15, 2022Assumption DaySanta Marija
September 8, 2022Feast of Our Lady of VictoriesIl-Vittorja
September 21, 2022Independence DayL-Indipendenza
December 8, 2022​Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionL-Immakulata Kunċizzjoni
December 13, 2022Republic DayJum ir-Repubblika
December 25, 2022​Christmas DayIl-Milied​

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Malta?

There are Mariott hotels in St. Julian's.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Malta.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Malta.

There are no Best Western hotels in Malta.

There are Radisson hotels in 2 cities: Mellieha and St. Julian's.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Malta.

What fast food chains are present in Malta?

Pastizzi, Rabbit Stew (Fenkata) are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Malta. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Malta below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Malta.

The KFC chain operates in Malta.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Malta.

The Subway chain operates in Malta.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Malta.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Malta.

Weather

Today the sun in Valetta, rises at 7:00 AM and sets at 6:39 PM. The climate of Valetta may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 7OvercastLow: 20°C (68°F)High: 24.4°C (75.92°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 18.4°C (65.12°F)High: 25.9°C (78.62°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 19.2°C (66.56°F)High: 27.1°C (80.78°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 21.3°C (70.34°F)High: 27.3°C (81.14°F)
TuesdayOct 11OvercastLow: 23.7°C (74.66°F)High: 27.7°C (81.86°F)
WednesdayOct 12OvercastLow: 23.9°C (75.02°F)High: 27.8°C (82.04°F)

Weather data for Valetta (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Malta. You can use Bolt in 2 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Malta.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Malta traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  1,036.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 4.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Malta

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is legal.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Malta?

Currently, citizens of 92 countries can enter Malta without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Malta.

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