According to topb2bwebsites, Malta is a country and microstate in the Mediterranean Sea (Europe) that has been independent from the United Kingdom since 1964. Malta also has a number of smaller islands, of which Gozo, Comino and Filfla are the largest and most famous. The capital of Malta is Valletta. A number of major cities in Malta are: Birkirkara, Birgu, Qormi, Sliema and Mosta.
Malta is a very densely populated country and has a long history. Evidence has been found that there were already cave dwellers 7000 years ago. Many old temples and buildings can still be found in Malta. There are also a remarkable number of churches throughout Malta (approximately 360). The coastline of Malta consists mostly of pebble beaches and some sandy beaches. You will find many luxury hotels around the sandy beaches. You can practice excellent water sports in Malta, such as: windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, kite surfing, canoeing and diving. Divers in particular know how to find the islands because of the coral reefs, colorful fish, caves and wrecks. Malta is also known for the Maltese lion (small dog breed). See behealthybytomorrow for Malta overview.
Where is Malta located?
Travel information of Malta
Official name: Republic of Malta
Area: 316 km²
Country code: MT, MLT
Population: 457,267 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 253 m (Ta’Dmejrek)
Distance (Amsterdam – Valletta): 1,979 km
Flight time: about 3 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Malta that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Malta, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Malta. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Malta?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Malta at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Malta has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 15 to 20 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 35 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Malta can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Malta can be found at Climate info.
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Malta. This avoids the hot summer months and the chance of precipitation is small.
Maltese and English are both an official language in Malta.
Would you like to translate from or into Maltese and/or English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Malta: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Malta in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Consulates of Malta in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Malta.
Money and Currency
In Malta, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Malta can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Malta are slightly lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -13% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (19% cheaper), food (5% cheaper), imported beer in catering (28% cheaper), cigarettes (15% cheaper) and public transport (48% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Malta it is customary to give a tip if no service costs have already been included in the bill. Good service is about 10% tip.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Malta is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone of Malta can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Malta you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Malta.
Information on public transport in Malta can be found at publictransport.com.mt.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Malta.
In Malta you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Malta can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap because of the chlorine content. This can cause stomach and intestinal complaints.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Malta can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Malta can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Malta end in.mt.
Official websites of Malta: gov.mt and visitmalta.com.
The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Malta is 00356 or +356.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Malta? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Malta.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Malta.
Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Malta can be found on Beleven.org.
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Malta in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Malta, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Malta?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Malta. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Malta can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Malta can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Malta? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Malta, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Malta, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in Malta? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the WilWeg.nl website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, accommodation, scholarships, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Malta.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 17.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Malta is one of the most densely populated countries in the world?
… Maltese is derived from an Arabic dialect?
…22% of the population is an active believer?
…The Maltese dog breed originated in Malta?
…Malta has experienced a lot of nuisance from asylum seekers since joining the EU?