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Malta Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Yellow Fever No*
Typhoid No
Tetanus Yes
Rabies No
Malaria No
Hepatitis A No
Diphtheria Yes

Health Care

Travel insurance is advised for all visitors. In some medical cases, if you are European, you might be able to receive free treatment if you can show proof of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) obtained in your country of origin.

The overall standards of healthcare in Malta are excellent. Hospitals and surgeries are well equipped and staff are proficient. In pharmacies, over-the-counter advice is given and standard medicines are sold.

Food and Drink

Tap water is chlorinated and safe to drink. Bottled water is also available. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

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