Malta : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid at least until the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include some fresh food.

Travel within the country: 

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).

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include hepatitis B.

There were 1,582,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.