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VISAS

PLS CHECK WHETHER YOU NEED A VISA.

Click the Travelling to Malta link under Services. You can also send an Email

*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 November may be cold and wintry. Umbrellas and jackets are recommended.
Airport Transfers

Airport transfers may be booked online. The cost is EUR 7 each way.

Alternatively, anyone wishing to book transport from the airport/return should send an email to transport@percius.com (citing EUCEN Conference). The price per trip is EUR 16 to Valletta and EUR 20 to Sliema. 


Telecommunications

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.

Currency
The unit of currency in Malta is the Euro.

Banks
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

HSBC 
Monday - Thursday  0830hrs - 1330hrs 
Friday 0830hrs - 1630hrs 
Saturday  0830hrs - 1230hrs

The bank at the airport is open twenty-four hours.

Electricity
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.
 
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 EUR 14 to EUR 45 per head depending on the category of restaurant. Snack bars and cafes are cheaper.  Nightclubs and discotheques charge entrance fees of around EUR 7 and cinema tickets cost EUR 6.5.

Leisure
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.

Health
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.

Language
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.

Postal Services
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:   EUR 0.20
Europe and UK   EUR 0.37
USA and Canada   EUR 0.51
Australia   EUR 0.63

Shopping
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.

For further information about Malta:

www.searchmalta.com
www.maltatourismauthority.com which has links to
general info about Malta; hotels and events and other MTA sites
www.visitmalta.com

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Last Updated: 12 September 2013

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