Malta

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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

Tourism in Malta is an important sector of the country's economy, contributing about 15 per cent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP).

Visas

Not required for EU citizens.

Visas for Malta are not required for citizens of US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand  for stays of up to 90 days.

For more information visit www.mfa.gov.mt

Major cities

Birkirkara, Qormi, Mosta, Żabbar, Valletta ect.

Top tourist attractions

  • Valletta
  • St. John Cathedral, Valletta
  • Sliema city
  • Ggantija Temples
  • The Blue Lagoon, Comino
  • St. Paul's Catacomb, Rabat
  • Mosta Dome, Mosta
  • Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Paola
  • Blue Grotto, Zurrieq
  • Hagar Qim Temple

Activities

Malta has it all! Stunning beaches, great weather, historical buildings, city walls, ancient ruins, beautiful natural scenery, fun attractions and friendly people.

Surface

The terrain is low and rocky with coastal cliffs.

Climate

Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. In the coldest month – January – the temperature ranges from 12 to 20 °C (54 to 68 °F) during the day and 7 to 12 °C (45 to 54 °F) at night. In the warmest month – August – the temperature ranges from 28 to 34 °C (82 to 93 °F) during the day and 19 to 24 °C (66 to 75 °F) at night.

Taxes

Standard Rate 18%. Reduced Rate 5%, 7%.

Public holidays

  • 1 January – New Year's Day
  •  February 10 - Feast of Saint Paul's Shipwreck in Malta
  •  March 19 - Feast of Saint Joseph
  • March 31 - Freedom Day
  • Friday before Easter - Good Friday
  • May 1 - Worker's Day
  • June 7 - Sette Giugno
  •  June 29 - Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul, patron saints
  • August 15 - Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady
  • September 8 - Victory Day
  • September 21 - Independence Day
  • December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 13 - Republic Day
  • December 25 - Christmas Day

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Source: www.wikipedia.org