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Health and Visum Information
Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by nationals British, Australian, Canadian and USA, except:
EU nationals holding a valid national ID card.
Malta joined the Schengen Agreement on 21 December 2007 for overland entry points and seaports, and on 29 March 2008 for airports.
Not required by all nationals for stays of up to three months.
Note: Other nationals are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements
If suddenly taken ill or involved in an accident during a visit to Malta, free or reduced-cost necessary treatment is available for European travellers - in most cases on production of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Comprehensive insurance is advised for all other nationals.
The principal hospital is St Luke's, Guardamangia in Malta. Ambulance travel is free in an emergency, as long as you can prove that you are entitled to treatment.
Food and Drink
Mains water is normally chlorinated and, whilst safe, may cause mild abdominal upsets. Bottled water is available and is advised for the first few weeks of the stay. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.
On the 25th of May when the World was celebrating Africa Day, the Africa-Europe Challenge, the project that probably will become one of the biggest event-series of the two continents has also started. The basics of the program are created by the first ever international fleet that will sail around Africa stopping in 13 African and 2 European countries where cultural, economical, scientific and educational missions will be realized in the host countries.
Founders of the project, József Gál, two times circumnavigator of the Globe and Dr. Péter Kondricz international IT lawyer after 3 years of preparation in the Malta Maritime Museum gave the official invitation to the representative of Malta, Mr. Angelito Sciberras, Head of the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport, addressing the government of Malta to join the AEC. Nothing shows more the diplomatic significance of the Hungarian-organized project that on the event H.E. János Balla the Hungarian ambassador in Rome was also present. Representative of the Ministry of Human Resources László Molnár, Head of Cabinet highlighted in his speech the cultural and economical role of sport and also the relationship-developing power of the AEC.
The Africa-Europe Challenge starts with the so-called “Promotional Year” during which the flagship of the project, the historical Dutch ASTRID tall ship will sail around Africa and officially invite the host African nations to join the AEC. The reception that the AEC received in Malta shows that the organizers built upon the opportunities in the project really well since the Malta Tourism Authority, the institute managing the Maltese heritage, the state leadership responsible for sport and youth all started with pleasure the cooperation with the AEC which offers long term opportunities.
The message of Zoltán Somogyi, Executive Director for Member Relations and Services, UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that the host nations are seeing the AEC as a great tool for tourism development. László Tőkés former Vice President of the European Parliament also sent a message to the event.