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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

* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over nine months of age coming from an infected area.

Health Care

The principal hospital is Mater Dei at B'Kara, in Malta. There is also a general hospital in Victoria, Gozo. If suddenly taken ill or involved in an accident during a visit to Malta, free or reduced-cost necessary treatment is available for European travellers - in most cases on production of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Malta also has reciprocal health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom. Nationals of these countries visiting Malta in less than 30 days can get free medical and hospital care in Malta.

However, comprehensive travel insurance is advised for all visitors irrespective of their nationality.

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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