VISA AND OTHER PROCEDURES
European Union citizens only need a valid citizen's card but can also use a valid passport to enter Malta.
No recordable vaccines or boosters for visits to Malta. The main thing to be aware of is the strong Maltese summer sun. For more information on health care when traveling to Malta at FitFor Travel.
Take yours with you European Health Insurance Card to be able to enjoy health care at a reduced cost and with special conditions, in case you have any unexpected problem.
TRIP TO MALTA
You can fly to Malta with several airlines, as a rule, with a single stopover at European airports. Expect to pay from €200 for each round-trip ticket.
Even with countless climbs, descents, ramps and stairs, for visitors in good shape, La Valletta and Malta's other historic cities are perfectly exploreable on foot.
It can cost as little as €10 per day for smaller economy vehicles, this outside peak season.
Until a few years ago, the charming old Maltese buses filled the streets of La Valletta and other cities with color but also pollution. In 2011, they were replaced by a new fleet. The prices currently charged are very affordable for the European Union level. More information at Malta Public Transport.
Malta's white taxis are the only legal ones. They have meters that continue to be ignored all too often and cost between €15 to €30 from Malta airport to Valletta. Short turns are around €10. Wider routes around the island should not exceed €40 – €45.
Ferries from enjoyment channel they connect Ċirkewwa, Malta, and Mgarr, on the island of Gozo at intervals of around 45 minutes. At the time of creation of this text, round-trip tickets for simple passengers cost €4,65.
There are also connections to Comino. They are more frequent departing from Ghanjsielem, in Gozo, than departing from Valletta.
Malta has a Mediterranean climate. The months of April to October are ideal to visit, when the probability of clear skies is significantly higher. The summer peak can bring very high temperatures – in the order of 35ºC, as a rule, regulated by the sea breeze. Even the winter months are quite acceptable for exploring Malta, as long as you take into account that you are more likely to catch windy and rainy days at this time.
Malta's currency is the Euro (EUR). Boxes are plentiful TMJ, mainly in the capital La Valletta. Credit card payments are common in more sophisticated establishments. Malta has a similar cost of living to the Portuguese but it is greatly inflated by the influx of tourists during the high season months.
In historic towns, the accommodation is spread over charming old buildings. Outside these towns, mainly in new seaside resorts with recent infrastructure, such as St Julian's, Buġibba and Mellieħa. In Malta, you'll find a little bit of everything from spartan rooms to guest houses to boutique hotels most exquisite in the Mediterranean.
As for prices, they fluctuate a lot depending on whether it is high or low season. They range from €30 per night (for example at the end of September) for double rooms of aparthotels seeking to capture the last tourists of the summer, at €200 or €300, for one night in one of the most renowned hotels on the island.
Like the accommodation, it has prices that are largely influenced by whether it is high or low season. During the high season, a meal in one of the most popular terrace restaurants in Valletta can cost well over €40 per person. If you enter a place frequented only by locals, you will probably be able to have lunch or dinner for €10.
La Valletta has several Wi-Fi zones and cafes with open signal. Still, there are Internet Cafés with speeds that reach 30Mbps. Expect to pay around €1 to €2 per hour to browse an Internet Café.
Alternatively, buy a Vodafone, Go or Melita SIM card for use in smart phones, tablets or on pens (USB sticks) connected to a laptop for Internet access throughout the archipelago.