The Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be the first point of reference for overseas travelers seeking information on visa requirements. EU citizens do not need a visa to visit Malta, while American, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand tourists can visit Malta for up to 90 days without a visa. Travelers will need a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. Travelers should note that the 90 days includes all European Union destinations.

Health and Safety

Malta is generally a very safe destination for foreign tourists. Travelers should be aware of the possibility of alcohol related violence late at night, particularly in the Paceville area and places where young people on a cheap weekend holiday or sailors on shore leave may be likely to party.

Many people head to Malta for fun in the sun, so travelers should take the usual precautions against heat stroke and sunburn. Always use sunscreen and seek shelter during the hottest part of the day.