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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Malta Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Malta

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Malta. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Malta

There are currently 673 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Malta. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 9 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Malta.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Malta

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Malta.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Malta from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Malta. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/malta-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Malta är ett relativt tryggt resmål. I synnerhet unga resenärer ska ändå vara allmänt försiktiga. Vänstertrafik.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MT

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/malta

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Travel to the EU and Schengen Area is restricted. Malta allows some visitors if you're travelling from approved area and have stayed there for 2 weeks before travelling. You may be granted an exemption if you're not from an approved area if you're travel is for essential purposes. You'll need to provide proof of a negative PCR rest taken ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/malta

Individual rating changes for Malta

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Malta. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Malta changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Malta with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Malta changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Malta to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Malta changed from 1.3 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Malta with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Malta to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Malta changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Malta with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Malta with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Malta with a rating of 2.0.

About Malta

Malta with its capital Valletta is a country in Europe (Southern Europe), slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC (316 km²). The country is located Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy). The climate can be described as Mediterranean; mild, rainy winters; hot, dry summers. The landscape is mostly low, rocky, flat to dissected plains; many coastal cliffs. With a population of about 0.4 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Valletta
Population less than one million
Size 316 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English, Maltese
Currency Lira (short: MTL)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +356
Internet Top Level Domain .mt
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MT
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MLT
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 470

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Malta is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • increasing reliance on desalination
  • limited natural freshwater resources

Natural hazzards

  • occasional droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Malta. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aviation services
  2. beverages
  3. clothing
  4. construction
  5. electronics
  6. financial services
  7. food
  8. footwear
  9. information technology services
  10. pharmaceuticals

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. cauliflower
  3. citrus
  4. cut flowers
  5. eggs
  6. grapes
  7. green peppers
  8. milk
  9. pork
  10. potatoes

Maltese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Malta.

Export products

  1. aircraft/spacecraft
  2. books
  3. games
  4. machinery
  5. mechanical appliances
  6. mineral fuels
  7. newspapers
  8. oils
  9. parts
  10. petroleum products

Import products

  1. aircraft/spacecraft
  2. electrical machinery
  3. machinery
  4. mechanical appliances
  5. mineral fuels
  6. oils
  7. other semi-manufactured goods
  8. parts
  9. parts thereof
  10. plastic

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Malta?

Malta is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Malta.

Is it safe to travel Malta in 2020?

Visiting the country Malta is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Malta?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Malta.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Malta?

There are currently 673 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Malta. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 9 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Malta.

What is the size of Malta?

Malta has a size of 316 km² or 122 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.