Travel advice to Malta

Terrorism Threats

There is a very low risk of terrorist attacks occurring in Malta. However, there is a global threat of terrorist attacks occurring at any time. These attacks may be indiscriminate and occur in places that are public and include those that are frequented by foreign travellers and expatriates. Make sure that you are always alert when travelling throughout the country.

Crime in Malta

Crime against people visiting Malta is very rare. However, pick pocketing, robberies, and handbag snatching as well as robbing parked cars may occur. You should always safeguard your passport, credit cards, money, and any other valuables that you have with you. Utilise the safety deposit box in your hotel for these items to ensure they remain secure.

It is important to use common sense when travelling throughout Malta. Avoid walking alone at night or travelling after dark in any fashion. You will want to make sure that you have a copy of your passport in a safe place in case your original passport is stolen.

Scam Artists

Residents and foreign tourists alike may be targeted by a scam artist. These scams can pose a risk of financial loss that could be great. If you ever receive an email that states it is from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that offers a tax refund if you give them your bank details make sure this is not a scam.

Road Travel in Malta

You are allowed to drive in Malta using your driving licence from the United Kingdom. If you are planning to rent a holiday car in Malta, you should be aware that the road conditions in the country are extremely poor. The main roads in Malta are in reasonable condition. You should be careful to maintain the speed limits when driving in Malta. The local standard of driving in the country is extremely poor.

Weather Conditions in Malta

Malta offers a Mediterranean climate. The summers in the country are typically hot and dry. If travelling to the country during the autumn, expect sporadic rainstorms. The winters are typically rainy and cool. Most of the rain the country gets comes in the months of October through March. Visiting the country in the summer months of June, July, and August is recommended as the climate is quite comfortable during these times if a little bit hot. To learn more about the weather in Malta click here.

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