Malta facts and travel tips

Why is Malta an ideal holiday destination? Some might say it is the world-famous generosity of the Maltese. Others might point to local hospitality or the overall friendliness of the nation. People here are ready and willing to give you a helping hand. The truth is that all of these are true. Because Malta is also a relatively small nation, you’ll also be able to experience everything offered to you without losing time due to extensive travel between sites.

Encounter History

Malta packs many historical sites onto their small archipelago. You’ll find numerous temples that date back to prehistoric times that are waiting to be explored. The cliffs are dotted with numerous fossils that will inspire the adventurer in you. Hidden coves and bays offer outdoor delights. If you love scuba diving, then you will find the sites here are some of the best the world has to offer.

The Sunday Markets

You won’t find a more invigorating experience in Malta than the activity that surrounds you during the Sunday Markets. You can find fresh seafood that was literally just taken off of the fisherman’s boat. Local wares show off the quality of the craftsmanship each community has to offer.

Battlements and Forts

Religion is very much part of the daily life of this nation, but there has also been a desire to protect the Maltese way of life over the centuries. Touring the various forts and battlements which have been constructed over the years to protect the archipelago is like taking a journey back through time. The architecture on display is just as impressive as the many natural arches you’ll find along the cliffs that guard the shoreline.

Malta is a beautiful nation which offers incredible vistas as far as the eye can see. From its lagoons and sheltered beaches to its world-famous hospitality, you will not find a better place to relax and rejuvenate from the stress which the world provides.

National Holidays

When are national holidays and no work days ?

See the list with the national holidays in the country.

DateEnglish
1 JanuaryNew Years Day
10 FebruaryFeast of Saint Paul's Shipwreck
19 MarchFeast of Saint Joseph
31 MarchFreedom Day
VariableGood Friday
1 MayLabour Day
7 JuneSette Giugno
29 JuneFeast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
15 AugustAssumption of Our Lady
8 SeptemberVictory Day
21 September Independence Day
8 December Immaculate Conception
13 December Republic Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day

Biggest cities

See the list of the biggest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not.

RankCityPop.
1Birkirkara21.676
2Mosta18.676
3Qormi
16.779
4Żabbar
15.404
5San Pawl il-Baħar13.619
6Sliema12.993
7San Ġwann12.630
8Naxxar11.947
9Rabat (Mdina)
11.462
10Żejtun
11.425
11Żebbuġ11.290
12Fgura11.276
13Attard10.186
14Żurrieq9.816

Covid-19 / Coronavirus statistics

Travel restrictions / Travel advice

Any country may restrict travel without notice. For actual updates on travel restrictions see official website at gov.uk

Foreign travel advice

See actual travel advice on official website at gov.uk

Medical travel advice

Official and updated medical travel advice during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak, see WHO official website

Medical recommendations

The actual medical recommendations during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak can be found at WHO official website

Local Covid-19 information

Below you can see the actual Covid-19 situation with statistics.

For actual updates about local restrictions see government website from the link below.

Malta
114,777
Total confirmed cases
Updated on October 5, 2022 3:52 pm
Malta
113,298
Total recovered
Updated on October 5, 2022 3:52 pm
Malta
673
Total active cases
Updated on October 5, 2022 3:52 pm
Malta
806
Total deaths
Updated on October 5, 2022 3:52 pm

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