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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Malta starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter Malta. All tourists entering Maltese territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Maltese authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
Maltese custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Maltese territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g)
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% alcohol volume (1L), Spirits less than 22% alcohol volume (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L)

If arriving from an EU Country:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), tobacco (1Kg)
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% alcohol volume (10L), Spirits less than 22% alcohol volume (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L)

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Malta with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Minors up to 17 years of age shall be included in parent's passport.

List of American diplomatic offices in Malta

U.S. Embassy in Valletta, Malta

Address: Ta'Qali National Park, Attard ATD 4000

Phone: (356) 2561 4000

Fax: (356) 21 243229



List of Maltese diplomatic offices in United States of America

Consulate of Malta in Seattle, United States

Address: PO Box 1104, Duvall, WA 98019Check on map

Phone: 001 (425) 788-3120

Fax: 001 (425) 696-9374



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00

Honorary Consulate of Malta in Los Angeles, United States

Address: 5449 Endeavour Court, Moorpark, CA 93021

Phone: 001 (805) 531 9683

Fax: 001 (805) 744 4118


Honorary Consulate of Malta in Austin, United States

Address: 1713 Bayhill Drive, Austin 78759, TexasCheck on map

Phone: 512-637-1544

Fax: 512-637-1542


Honorary Consulate of Malta in Boston, United States

Address: 56, Lantern Road, Belmont, MA 02478, United StatesCheck on map

Phone: 001 617 484. 1731


Honorary Consulate of Malta in Louisiana, United States

Address: 3500 N. Causeway Blvd (Suite 1500), Metairie, Louisiana 70002-3526, United StatesCheck on map

Phone: 001 (504) 837 7700

Fax: 001 (504) 837 8482


Consulate of Malta in Houston, Texas

Address: 2602 Commonwealth, Houston, Texas 77006Check on map

Phone: 001 1 713 654 7900

Fax: 001 1 713 650 6815


Consulate of Malta in Delray Beach, United States

Address: 13829 Via Da Vinci, Delray Beach, FL 33446

Phone: 001 (561) 496 6942

Fax: 001 (561) 496 6942


Consulate of Malta in Dearborn Heights, United States

Address: 26953, Sheahan Drive, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Phone: 001 (313) 563 1779

Fax: 001 (313) 565 0103


Embassy of Malta in Washington DC, United States

Address: 2017 Connecticut Avenue NW, 20008Check on map

Phone: (202) 462-3611

Fax: (202) 387-5470


Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

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  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever

About Malta

Capital: Valletta
  • Maltese 90.1%;
  • English 6%;
  • Multilingual 3%;
  • Other 0.9%;

Area: 316 KM2
Population: 403,000
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +356

Power Sockets

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