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The day of Our Lady of Victories is recognised on 8 September and is a public holiday. Malta celebrates victory, and the ending of its two great...


One of the most sought after events to date in Malta’s maritime calendar is back for four days this September for the 7th edition of the BOV Boat...


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

St. George Basilica Gozo, Malta
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St. George Basilica Gozo, Malta


Malta Travel Guide

Key Facts

316 sq km (122 sq miles).


411,277 (2013).

Population density

1,301.5 per sq km.




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.


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: 31 August 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

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.