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The languages that are typically spoken are Maltese and English
Malta uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are common in Malta. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Malta is on average 11.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Malta is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €11.29, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: GO, Melita or Vodafone. Malta uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Malta upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Malta, dial +, then 356 (the country code for Malta), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Malta, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .
In Malta you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 25-45 km/h (15-27 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways. Left turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.08%.
Road assistance is available at 214 33333 (MTC). For general news on Malta's traffic use Transport Malta. Most popular petrol stations in Malta are Petrol, Falzon Group and Enemed. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called petrol bla comb, Super or Petrol bla comb (95/98). Petrol costs about €1.31 per liter.Diesel option is called Dizil.
Import and export information
Narcotics and hallucinogens.
There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.
Protected species and their derivative products protected under CITES require a permit for export.
Tobacco:250g of smoking tobacco; or
Tobacco:A proportional combination of these goods.
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Alcohol:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Currency:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Other items:Medication for personal use during the trip.
Meat and dairy products from non-EU countries.
Military weapons and goods, unless antiques and part of a collection.
Narcotics and hallucinogens.
Pornographic and obscene materials.
Flick knives and offensive weapons.
Animals, including pets, are subject to certain import restrictions. For further evidence, please visitTravel with Your Pet to Malta.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
Meat, poultry, and other animal products, including leather and ivory.
Plant and plant products, including fruit, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and seeds.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
As hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A, travellers should consult with their doctor prior to travel to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is necessary.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.