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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian 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 Australia 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 Australian 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 Australian diplomatic offices in Malta

Australian High Commission in Ta' Xbiex, Malta

Address: Ta' Xbiex Terrace, TA' XBIEX, XBX 1034, Malta

Phone: +356 2133 8201

Fax: +356 2134 4059



Office Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16:00

Details: Ms Jane Lambert - High Commissioner

List of Maltese diplomatic offices in Australia

Consulate General of Malta in Sydney, Australia

Address: Suite 4, Level 10, 31 Market Street, Sydney, NSW 2000Check on map

Phone: 0061 (2) 9262 9500

Fax: 0061 (2) 9264 4722


Details: With jurisdiction over the State of New South Wales

Consulate General of Malta in Melbourne, Australia

Address: Suite 613, 6th Floor, 343, Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000Check on map

Phone: 0061 (3) 9670 8427; (3) 9600 3953

Fax: 0061 (3) 9670 9451


Office Hours: 9am to 4pm

Details: National Day - 26 January (Australia Day)

Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • 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

Type G British 3-pin  G British 3-pin

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