General information

Personal and Other Insurance 

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

Airport Transfers 

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.

Climate and Clothing 

The weather in Malta may be hot at this time of year, however, light jackets are recommended.


Epic, 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.  

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.

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.  One can find a variety of restaurants according to his/her own budget.



Adult cinema tickets cost EUR 9.00.


Malta offers facilities for practically all kinds of sports. Many of the leading hotels in Malta have modern health and fitness facilities.


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 for an ordinary letter/postcard are as follows: 

Local:   EUR 0.26 

Europe & UK   EUR 0.59 

USA, Canada & Republic of South Africa   EUR 0.51 

Australia   EUR 0.63

Japan & New Zealand   EUR 0.86


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

Epic Operator: 99999247

Go Operator  1187 



For further information about Malta.