PLS CHECK WHETHER YOU NEED A VISA.
Click the Travelling to Malta link under Services. You can also send an Email
If you require a Visa for Malta, you must apply for a Schengen area Visa. This will permit you to travel to Sicily if you would like to participate in the Pre-conference Sicily Trip.
*PLEASE THINK EARLY. IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN A VISA AT SHORT NOTICE. AT LEAST A MONTH IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A VISA.
Personal and Other Insurance
Participants are reminded to take out personal insurance for themselves and accompanying persons, including insurance of personal effects.
Climate and Clothing
The weather in Malta in September is hot. Umbrellas are recommended.
Airport transfers may be booked online. The cost is 7 Euros each way.
New state-of-the-art equipment links Malta to the rest of the World. Broadband Internet Access and fax facilities are readily available while Vodafone, Go and Melita provide the latest generation mobile telephony services (WAP, GPRS). Relatively cheap international calling cards may be bought from various outlets.
The unit of currency in Malta is the Euro.
There are banks in all the towns and villages with additional "Bureaux de Change" in Sliema, St. Julians and Valletta.
Bank of Valletta and HSBC banking hours are as follows:
Bank of Valletta
Monday - Thursday 0830hrs - 1400hrs
Friday 0830hrs - 1530hrs
Saturday 0830hrs - 1230hrs
Monday - Thursday 0830hrs - 1330hrs
Friday 0830hrs - 1630hrs
Saturday 0830hrs - 1230hrs
The bank at the airport is open twenty-four hours.
Electricity supply is 220/240 volts, single phase, 50 cycle. The square fitting standard three-pin plugs and sockets are used.
Coffee Breaks will be available on conference days. Dietary Requirements
Please specify on the registration form if you have any special dietary requirements.
Restaurants in Malta offer a wide choice of cuisine ranging from the local to Continental, Indian, Mexican, Chinese. Maltese food is heavily influenced by the Italian and Italian restaurants abound on the islands.
Dinner can cost from 14 Euros to 45 Euros per head depending on the category of restaurant. Snack bars and cafes are cheaper. Nightclubs and discotheques charge entrance fees of around 7 Euros and cinema tickets cost 6.5 Euros.
Malta offers facilities for practically all kinds of sports and the Marsa Sports Club has an 18-hole golf-course, 18 tennis courts, a racetrack and several badminton and squash courts. Many of the leading hotels in Malta have modern health and fitness facilities.
Delegates should ensure that they are covered by adequate medical insurance. Health care in Malta is of a high level conforming to European standards. The new Mater Dei Hospital is the state hospital. There are also two private hospitals, St. James Capua and St. Philips.
The national language is Maltese which is a complex derivative of Semitic and Romance languages using a primarily Latin alphabet but also including a number of additional letters which originate in the Arab language. English is also an official language and is widely spoken in Malta and will be the language of the conference.
Stamps may be bought from most Newsagents/Stationers. For full postal services the main Post Office is located in Castille Place, Valletta whilst branches may be found in most areas. Postal rates for an ordinary letter/postcard are as follows:
Local: Euros 0.20
Europe and UK Euros 0.37
USA and Canada Euros 0.51
Australia Euros 0.63
Shops are usually open from 0900hrs to 1300hrs and 1600hrs to 1900hrs. However, many are closed on Saturday afternoon. Malta is renowned for its Lace, Mdina Glass and reasonably priced gold and silver items. Local honey and wine have been famous since antiquity.Markets:
Il-Monti, Valletta, Mondays to Saturdays, 0730hrs to 1200hrs; St. James Ditch, Valletta, Sundays, 0730hrs to 1200hrs. Marsaxlokk, Sunday mornings.
Useful Telephone Numbers
Communications Office, University of Malta 2340-2828
Emergency (Police, Ambulance, Fire) 112
Overseas Operator 1152
Directory Enquiries 1182
Vodafone Operator 1189
Go Operator 1187
Melita 27 27 5000
Flight Enquiries 5004 3333 (Malta International Airport)
Gozo Ferries 21 556114
Barracuda, 194, Main Street, St. Julians Tel: 21 331817, 21 337370
San Giuliano, Spinola Beach, St. Julians Tel: 21 332000, 21 319615
Dolce Vita, 159, St. Georges Road, St. Julians Tel: 21 337806
Da Peppino, St. Georges Road, St. Julians Tel: 21 373200
Portopalo, Tigne Sea Front, Sliema Tel: 21 331915
Bacchus, Triq Inguanez, Mdina Tel: 21 454981, 21 459437
Medina, 7, Holy Cross Street, Mdina Tel: 21 454004
The Arches, 113, Main Street, Mellieha Tel: 21 573436, 21 520533
The Carriage, South Street, Valletta Tel: 21 247828
Trattoria Palazz, Old Theatre Street, Valletta Tel: 21 226611
Grabiel, Marsascala Seafront, Marsascala, Tel: 21 684194
Porto del Sol, Xemxija Hill, St. Paul's Bay, Tel: 21 573970
For further information about Malta:
www.maltatourismauthority.com which has links to
general info about Malta; hotels and events and other MTA sites