Top events in Malta

September
28

Two days of aircraft exhibitions, displays and fly-past attractions draw big crowds to Malta's International airport in September. A wide range of...

October
05

Notte Bianca is held in Valletta each year and is a spectacular, night-long celebration of culture and the arts in Malta’s capital. The streets...

October
08

The annual classic car event brings together the twin thrills of seeing beautiful classic cars (dating from pre-1930s to mid-70s) up close and...

St. George Basilica Gozo, Malta
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Malta Travel Guide

Key Facts
Area

316 sq km (122 sq miles).

Population

411,277 (2013).

Population density

1,301.5 per sq km.

Capital

Valletta.

Government

Republic. Gained independence from the UK in 1964.

Head of state

President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca since 2014.

Head of government

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat since 2013.

Electricity

240 volts AC, 50Hz. UK-style three-pin plugs are in use.

From the MTV music festival in Valletta to abseiling and climbing in Gozo, Malta rocks. Small in size but big in character, Malta offers cool cafes, buzzing night clubs, exhilarating activities, exciting festivals and amazing archaeological wonders, whatever the time of year.

Situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, the Maltese archipelago, which includes Gozo, Comino, Cominotto and Filfla, exudes character at every turn, from its vibrant blue waters and secluded bays, to medieval walled citadels and splendid baroque churches. Every year, visitors flock to Malta's striking coastline to sample its mouth-watering seafood and immerse themselves in fascinating history, traditional villages and colourful fiestas.
From retracing the footsteps of St Paul to discovering where the Knights of St John defended Christendom, this open-air museum will reveal new surprises to you at every turn.

Travel Advice

Last updated: 18 September 2014

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Around 450,000 British tourists visit Malta every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112. If you need urgent consular assistance out of office hours telephone (+356) 2323 0000.

There is a low threat from terrorism.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. 

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