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Welcome to Malta

 

About Malta

Location
Malta lies in Southern Europe in the Mediterranean Sea and consists of three main islands (Malta, Gozo, Comino) as well as smaller islands.

Local Time
GMT +1hrs during standard time and GMT +2 hrs during Daylight Saving Time.

Language
Maltese and English are the official languages of Malta.

Visa

It is advisable that you check about visa and entry requirements before making your travel arrangements. For further infromation go to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malta or contact an official Malta diplomatic representative near you.

Currency
The unit of currency is Euro and Cent. The denominations of bank notes are: EUR 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500; those of coins are Cent: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and EUR: 1, 2

Transport
Taxi Service: Passengers can use white taxis everywhere except at bus-stops. It is recommended to inquire and agree on a fare before using a taxi. Taxis from the International Airport to any location have a fixed rate.

Bus Service
Malta’s new public transport system ARRIVA offers wide routes to connect all Maltese Islands. Further information on: http://www.arriva.com.mt/fare-information.

Airport Express
There are four airport express services, X1, X2, X3 and X4
Further information on: http://www.arriva.com.mt/airport-cirkewwa-express.

Smart Cabs
The best way of getting around in Valletta and its surroundings is by Smart Cabs. The Smart Cabs is a battery-powered, chauffeur-driven electric vehicles fleet through the city of Valletta. It operates on a 'Hail & Ride' basis. The Smart Cabs can pick you and drop you anywhere in the City. On request city tour service can be booked. Fares start from a minimum of EUR 3.00 per trip within the city. The service can be extended to the city surroundings on request. The service runs from 08:00 to 19:00 hrs, 7 days a week.
Bookings can be made 15 minutes prior to pick up by calling on +356 77414177.

Electricity
230 volts AC, 50 Hz; UK-type flat 3-pin rectangular plugs are used. Converters are available.

Climate
Malta has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate. The average temperature in October is 24°C. Average rain fall in October is 70mm.

Clothing
Lightweight clothing in cottons or blends is recommended. A sweater or light jacket may be needed for cooler evenings.

Business Hours
The general working days are Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:30 and Saturdays from 08:00 to 13:00. Sundays closed. Banks are working from Monday to Friday.