Visa and entry requirements Malta:
Passport not required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Malta:

The Republic of Malta is a southern European island state in the Mediterranean. It consists of the three inhabited islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino and four uninhabited small islands. With around 450,000 inhabitants, Malta is considered the country with the fifth highest population density in the world. However, the majority of the population is concentrated in the capital region around Valletta.

Malta gained independence from the British colony in 1964 and has been the smallest member state in the European Union since 2004. From 2008, the island nation introduced the euro as a means of payment.

The dwarf state of Malta is geographically located between Sicily, Libya, Lampedusa and Tunisia. The main island measures 28 by 13 kilometers. Malta has a subtropical, dry Mediterranean climate. The two official languages of Malta are Maltese and English.

The island's two traditional industries are agriculture and fishing. The main crops grown are vegetables, grains and wine.

Malta is an important part of international tourism and one of the main destinations for European visitors to the Mediterranean in summer. Over a million tourists come to Malta every year, mainly from Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Russia. Foreign guests mainly visit the many beaches, the historic cities or the extensive rocky landscape. The most popular tourist attractions include the “Blue Grotto”, the “DIngli Cliffs”, the old town of Valletta and the fortress city of Mdina.

Only around 6,000 people live in the capital Valletta, making it the smallest capital of all EU countries. Due to its cultural wealth, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 and was the European Capital of Culture in 2018.

The most important sights in Valletta include the Grand Master's Palace, St. John's Co-Cathedral, Fort St. Elmo, several medieval hostels, various museums, churches, squares and many other palaces. Particularly interesting buildings are the city gate, Castellania, the Triton Fountain and the Siege Bell.

I've only been to Malta once so far. In August 2012 I spent a four-day long weekend on the island and after several excursions I was able to convince myself of the island's impressive beauty. I can only warmly recommend an inexpensive bus tour through the entire island landscape of Malta.

Particularly noteworthy is the fascinating old town of Valletta and for me it is certainly one of the most beautiful old towns I have ever been to. A visit is definitely worth it and is an absolute must for every holidaymaker in Malta. These impressive buildings, steep long stairs, cobbled streets or perfectly laid out sidewalks will always remain in your memory.

Otherwise, the island in the Mediterranean is more similar to being part of Great Britain due to its past. The many bars and restaurants are predominantly decorated in a British style.

The island of Malta is a fantastic holiday destination and, with its picturesque bays, is always a very good alternative for a short detour to the Mediterranean.