Valletta FAQs

Your most common questions, answered.

Where is Malta?
The island-state of Malta is located in the Mediterranean Sea, South of Sicily (Italy). It consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino, of which Malta is the largest island.
What is Malta’s Capital City?
Valletta. It is also Malta’s gastronomic hub, and it is endowed with some of the finest Boutique Hotels. The Airport is not located here but in Gudja which is 20 minutes away by car.
When is the best time to visit the Maltese Islands?
Spring – seeing leaves and plants bursting into life, Easter, average temperatures of around 19°C. Summer – swimming at the beach with a sea temperature of around 24°C, enjoying an ice cream, average temperatures of around 31°C. Autumn – strolling in the sunshine with average temperatures of around 22°C. Winter – lounging by cosy fires, taking winter walks, celebrating Christmas with average temperatures of around 14°C.
What languages are spoken in Malta?
Malta has two official languages, Maltese and English, with English being understood wherever you go. Maltese, a Semitic language with a Latin script, is not an easy language to learn, but beautiful to listen to anyhow. With a natural flair for languages, many Maltese speak Italian, among other languages, remarkably well too.
What is the international dialling code for the Maltese Islands?
+356. Malta’s mobile networks are called Epic (ex-Vodafone), GO and Melita.
What type of currency should I use in Malta?
Euro. Banks in Malta include HSBC, BOV, APS, BNF and Lombard Bank. They offer currency exchange facilities, as well as ATM machines for cash withdrawal.
Is Malta ‘gay friendly’?
Malta holds first place in the world rankings measuring LGBTQ rights.
It is referred to locally as MIA (Malta International Airport) and not to be confused with the airport code for Miami. It is located in Gudja and not in Valletta as most people assume. It provides easy access to main European hubs such as London, Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan, and Amsterdam.
What are the current Covid-19 entry requirements to Malta?
Malta has a high vaccination rate and as of June 2022, passengers over the age of 12 years travelling to Malta from any country must be in possession of one of the following documents: • A Valid vaccination certificate (not older than 270 days) OR • A negative PCR test (taken up to 72 hours prior to arrival) OR • A negative RAPID test (taken up to 24 hours prior to arrival) OR • A recognised Covid recovery certificate (not older than 180 days) Passengers under 12 years of age will be exempt from all requirements listed above. If any of this information is not clear, since travel restrictions and the document verification process upon arrival are handled by the Malta Health Authorities, kindly refer to their website
National Airline
Air Malta code shares with Air France, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Turkish Airlines and many others.
It is among the safest countries in the EU to travel to, but use your common sense and keep your valuables closely by your side.
Medical Facilities
Malta has a state-of-the-art hospital with English speaking personnel. All Maltese, British and EU citizens have free access to Malta’s state health centres and clinics. It’s important to take your E111 card and passport with you.
In Malta, a former British colony driving is on the left. As locals drive somewhat carefree, we suggest using chauffeur driven cars. There are a range of companies from luxury to the more economical like Bolt, eCabs and Uber. These facts will prepare you for your visit, but if you need more specific information, feel free to contact us on [email protected]