More useful suggestions for your trip to Malta

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Malta is the holiday you don’t expect. A small place, a small island, but many initiatives, many beauties, a load of emotions to be experienced fully. Once you have decided when to go, how to get there and how to get around, a little more advice won’t hurt. Will it be hot? Will it be cold? Will passport be enough? We answer these and other questions with these suggestions. Keep them dear and, once you land at Malta International… go start your holiday!

Travel documents

Malta welcomes tourists from the Schengen Agreement area with the same rules they also use in their nations: that is, they can enter the island by only showing an identity document – no passport or visa needed. Tourists coming from “non-Schengen” nations shall also show their passport.

Visa are not required for a specific group of nations (see here) if the tourists remain in Malta less than 90 days. All the other countries must have visa for a tourist stay. Check at your own nation’s Foreing Affair web site and be informed about whether your country is included in the list of those that need to show a mandatory visa or if you can use only your identity papers. Bring with you the document that will be issued to you at the hotel or B&B after registration. Travel and/or health insurance is recommended but not mandatory.

What to pack for your trip to Malta

A warm island in the warm Mediterranean Sea, Malta offers a pleasant climate and warm waters even in autumn. So your holiday in the months of the first rains here could become the last opportunity to enjoy swimming.

Bring bathing-suits, sunscreen and summer clothes, as well as comfortable, open-toed shoes. But be wise enough to also predict a bit of bad weather, a sudden drop in temperatures, especially in the evening. So don’t forget some long-sleeved shirts, k-ways and jackets. Malta is the island of fun, but you can also experience some elegant events and therefore nice dresses, if they fit in your suitcase, are an excellent idea.

In Malta the electrical sockets are type G, so it is good to have an adapter in your bag. If you are a diving enthusiast, bring everything you need because the seabed of Malta sea in autumn is still a spectacle!

What to do and NOT to do in Malta

What to do in Malta is easy to say. Walking and photographing. Visit the cities of the Valletta urban area, take as many itineraries as possible because every stone here has an ancient story to tell. You will also do a lot of swimming, and some interesting excursions especially to the archaeological remains in the inner part of the island. An excursion to Gozo and the islet of Comino is absolutely not to be missed. If you like to have fun, autumn in Malta is for you. You can still enjoy the nightlife venues, but without the stress of the summer crowds.

If you want to have a peaceful holiday in Malta, avoid doing or saying some things that could otherwise get you into trouble. It is strictly forbidden to complain about delays, which are the “national sport” on the island; it is forbidden to curse the names of saints, because the very Catholic Malta does not tolerate certain lack of respect in public; don’t talk about politics with the Maltese, they could react badly, regardless of which party they vote for; absolutely avoid being topless on the beach; avoid strolling around too late at night, especially because night drivers on this island are dangerous and car accidents happen frequently after the sun has gone down.