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Malta - Frequently Asked Questions

For all those things you haven't found out in our generic description and introduction to Malta (or in our different travel guide sections) and you might be confused on or simply wondering about; this list of most commonly asked questions on Malta aims to answer every concern or query.

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Table of contents

  1. When is the best time to go?
  2. Do you need a visa?
  3. How can I get there?
  4. What is the local currency and what currency should I take?
  5. What is there to see and do?
  6. What else is there to see and do?
  7. Is Malta a single island?
  8. Can I combine Malta with Sicily or Tunisia?

When is the best time to go?

Malta has a classic Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. If you're keen to soak up the sun's rays, the summer months from June to August normally see the temperature reach somewhere between 25 and 32 degrees C. Visit in the spring or autumn and the climate will still be pleasantly warm, but a little cooler, with the average temperature around the low 20s.


Do you need a visa?

Malta is in the EU, so British citizens will just need their passport to enter.


How can I get there?

Malta International is the nation's only airport and is well served with regular direct flights from across the UK. Due to the country's small size the airport is within easy reach of all major tourist destinations and has good public transport links. The flight to Malta takes between three and 3.5 hours.


What is the local currency and what currency should I take?

The Euro is the Maltese currency. There are numerous money exchange services and cash machines across the island, while major credit and debit cards are readily accepted.


What is there to see and do?

Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is an ideal choice for a relaxing beach holiday. However, there is much more to the country than sand and sea alone (see below for details). Among the best Maltese beaches are Golden Bay, the Blue Lagoon, Paradise Bay, St. Peter's Pool and Mellieha Bay.


What else is there to see and do?

If you don't want to spend all of your time in Malta relaxing on the beach, there are plenty of things to keep you amused. History buffs can take in the island's heritage, which has been shaped by all manner of cultures over the centuries, with Roman, Arab, Norman and British influences to name but a few. Valletta, the Maltese capital, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its stunning architecture that dates back to the Middle Ages. Malta is also home to a number of prehistoric temples, including the Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni, which is the only known underground prehistoric temple in the world. Another must-see is Mdina, a fortified medieval city that was formerly the capital. Numerous arts and culture festivals are held across Malta in the summer months, with the Malta Jazz Festival and Malta Arts Festival particular highlights. For active pursuits, Malta offers excellent opportunities for scenic hiking and water sports such as sailing, diving and surfing.


Is Malta a single island?

Malta is an archipelago made up of a series islands. Only the three largest - Malta, Gozo and Comino - are inhabited. While the majority of tourist attractions are on Malta, there is also plenty to see on the other islands, which can easily be reached by regular ferry services. Gozo is popular for its beach resorts, water sports and the Azure Window, a natural stone arch formed millions of years ago. Comino is much smaller, with a resident population of just four people. It attracts visitors to its sandy beaches and the Blue Lagoon, a magical bay with pristine waters and a sandy-white beach.


Can I combine Malta with Sicily or Tunisia?

Malta is around 60 miles south of Sicily and the Italian island can be reached by ferry or plane. The flight is roughly 40 minutes, while the ferry services, which run to Catania and Pozzallo, take approximately four hours and two hours respectively. Tunisia is roughly 200 miles to the east of the country and flights to Tunis take just over an hour.


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