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Personal and Other Insurance 

Participants are reminded to take out personal insurance for themselves and accompanying persons, including insurance of personal effects.

Airport Transfers and Public Transport

There is a Taxi Stand at the airport. Taxi service from the Airport is available 24 hours a day to any destination in Malta, including Valletta. Fixed rates are applicable and pre-paid tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth at Arrivals. For rates and more details click here.

It is very easy to reach practically all areas in Malta by using the public transport buses. Public transport is available from Malta International Airport via X routes starting at c. 05:30hrs with last trip at c. 22:30hrs. Updated information regarding timings and routes can be accessed here

A ferry service connects Malta and Gozo. The journey lasts c. 20 minutes. Ferries leave from Cirkewwa in Malta and Mgarr Harbour in Gozo. More info on schedules and fares can be obtained here

A ferry service also operates from Valletta to Sliema and to the Three Cities. Apart from being a pleasant way to travel from one side to the other of the harbour in good weather, it is also often quicker than land transport, especially during rush hours. Timetables and ticket prices may be found here. Always check whether service is operating in case of adverse weather. 


Climate and Clothing 

Weather in Malta in November is usually slightly cold with possibility of rain and strong winds. Jackets and umbrellas are recommended. 



Vodafone, Go and Melita provide the latest generation mobile telephony services. 


The unit of currency in Malta is the Euro. 

There are Banks / ATMs in all towns and villages with additional "Bureaux de Change" in Sliema, St Julians and Valletta.  

More information on opening hours and services may be accessed below: 

Bank of Valletta 



Electricity supply is 220/240 volts, single phase, 50 cycle.  The square fitting standard three-pin plugs and sockets are used.

Food / Catering 

Coffee Breaks will be available on conference days. 

Access & Dietary Requirements 

Please specify on the registration form if you have any special access or 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 EUR 14 to EUR 45 per head depending on the category of restaurant. Snack bars and cafes are cheaper. 

Delegates should ensure that they are covered by adequate Medical Insurance.  Healthcare in Malta is of a high level conforming to European standards.  Mater Dei Hospital is the state hospital.  There are also private hospitals.


Malta has two Official Languages: Maltese and English. English is widely spoken in Malta and will be the language of the Conference.

Postal Services 

Stamps may be bought from most Newsagents/Stationers.  

Postal rates and further info may be obtained through MaltaPost website here.  


Shops are usually open from 0900hrs to 1300hrs and 1600hrs to 1900hrs.  However, many are closed on Saturday afternoon whilst one can shop in the Shopping Malls all day and on Sundays.

Malta is renowned for its Lace, Mdina Glass and reasonably priced gold and silver items.  Local honey and wine have been famous since antiquity.

Useful Telephone Numbers 

Emergency 112  

Ambulance 196

University of Malta Valletta Campus: Conference & Events Unit: +356 2340 7513/6/7

Marketing, Communications & Aumni Office, University of Malta +356 2340 3080 

Malta International Airport: General Enquiries / Flight Information: +356 21 249600 

Gozo Ferries +356 21 556114 

Overseas Operator  1152 

Directory Enquiries  1182

Vodafone Operator  1189 

Go Operator  1187 

For further information about Malta:


Last Updated: 3 February 2020

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