Malta destination information

All you need to know before visiting Malta

Malta summary

Malta is a small country with around 425K Maltese. Official languages are Maltese and English. Malta uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Malta is Euro (EUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 93
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 20

ATMs in Malta are Common. Internet speed in Malta is on average 11.8 Mbps. In Malta you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 425K ☀️ ~19 °C 🌧 ~33 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 0k km2 (0k mi²)
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🛃 Customs rules
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Socket 🔌

Malta uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Maltese


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

Malta uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Malta. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is quite common in Malta and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Malta (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Malta uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Malta upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


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Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Malta, dial +, then 356 (the country code for Malta), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Malta, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 356 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Malta is on average 11.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Malta is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about €11.29, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: GO, Melita or Vodafone.


Rules 🚗

In Malta you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 25-45 km/h (15-27 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Maltese visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Maltese embassies

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