Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is a hidden gem. A three-island archipelago filled with a rich and fascinating history, landmarks and ruins, stunning landscapes and beaches and mouth watering cuisine. It is also very affordable.
Why Visit Malta
Malta’s history can be traced to the beginning of civilization. It has temples from the megalithic period and influence from Arabs, Normans, Aragoneses, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans. French and British also colonized the island. A cultural connection between Europe and Africa.
LANDSCAPES & BEACHES
Let’s not forget that after all, Malta is a three-island archipelago. It is surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, offering breathtaking scenery of clear waters and abundance of reefs, caves and brecks.
Malta will not disappoint your palate. It’s cuisine is represented by the many cultures that have occupied the island over the centuries. Fish pie and beef olives are some of its famous dishes.
Malta is very affordable for western standards. One of the cheapest countries in the Eurozone.
What to expect in Malta
Maltese and English are the official languages in Malta. While the locals communicate in Maltese, 88% of them also speak English. Italian is also widely spoken.
In Malta the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.
The Euro is the official currency of Malta. 1 USD equals 0.92 euros (as of 2020). As Malta is becoming a popular tourist destination, foreign currencies are accepted in some restaurants and hotels, as well as credit cards. You can still exchange any other currency in any bank or withdraw the money directly from the ATM.
The climate in Malta is mediterranean. It is a year round destination with by very mild winters and hot summers.
Malta is among the safest destinations in the EU. As in any other destination, you are encouraged to take security precautions to avoid any possible problems like scamming and pickpocketing.
Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Malta for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period:
Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu.
Citizens from all other countries (except, of course, european citizens) need to request a visa in advance through the embassy.
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