Malta is a country in mid Mediterranean Sea, formed by the Maltese islands. It is located in southern Europe, some 80km (50mi) south of Sicily (Italy) and 284km (176mi) northeast of Tunisia.
The Maltese islands are a holiday destination with a unique combination of clean and transparent Mediterranean waters and numerous cultural attractions.
Capital : Valletta
Area: 316 km²
Population: 445,426 (2014 estimate)
The official languages are English and Maltese.
UTC+1 | Summer: UTC+2
The official currency is the Euro (€). Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept debit and credit cards. Automated Teller Machines (ATM) can be found in the cities.
Electrical Current | Sockets
Electrical Voltage: 230 V | Frequency: 50 Hz
Visa and Entry Requirements
Citizens from Schengen countries do not need a visa to enter Malta, only a valid European Union ID-card or a passport is required.
Citizens from some countries outside the EU/EEA also do not need a visa – a 90-day stay in the country will be granted on presentation of a valid passport. You should check the entry requirements for your country on the Identity Malta website.
Vaccines | Health
If you’re a citizen from a Schengen country, you should get a free European Health Insurance Card before leaving your country. Citizens from other countries should have travel health insurance that covers medical treatment abroad and repatriation.
Crime against tourists is rare. However, you should take the usual precautions concerning your passport, money and cards.
Malta can be visited at any time of year. One of the best periods for sightseeing is between April and June with mild temperatures and little rainfall.