Passports must be valid at least until the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include some fresh food.
Traffic drives on the left. Visitors wishing to hire a car are required to have an international driving permit.
A helicopter service connects Malta and Gozo; also a ferry service which takes around 15 minutes. Taxis are white and visitors are advised to agree a price before travelling. There are good bus services in Valletta and Victoria (Gozo).
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include hepatitis B.
There were 1,582,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.