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The very basics of planning your trip to Malta

If you’re planning on visiting Malta soon – we cannot congratulate you enough. It’s a marvellous location with numerous popular attractions and tons of hidden gems, all waiting for you to explore. However, if you want your travel experience to be as smooth and as relaxing as possible, you need to know the very basics. And here to introduce them – a short article about the essential things worth knowing when planning a journey to Malta!

COVID requirements

It’s no secret. The pandemic of coronavirus has drastically impacted our habits and rituals of travelling. Malta has taken precautionary actions, just like pretty much every other European country. The regulation process is very similar to what you’d find in Italy.

When travelling to Malta, you need to know which zone your country belongs to. There are three zones – red, yellow and green. There’s also the dark red with travels from dark red countries granted with exceptional circumstances only.

In general, the restrictions differ only if you’re not fully vaccinated. In that case, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days. If you’re vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine, prepare a digital or paper certificate so that airport authorities and border control can check them.

That’s pretty much it, in terms of COVID measures.

How will you get around the island?

Malta isn’t very big. However, it’s too big for just walking or biking around, meaning that you will have to use some kind of transport, at least every once in a while.

Buses are very convenient and affordable. However, during the high season they can get pretty crammed with tourists, as those buses take you to the most popular tourist destinations.

Renting a scooter or a car are convenient options, but they are costlier than other alternatives. Renting a car is great for when you have a lot of baggage and/or want to reach places that are very remote.

An option of travelling that’s getting more and more popular is ride-sharing (carpooling). Services like Cool.mt pick you up from desired locations and take you almost anywhere you want to go. It’s quite affordable and very convenient.

Make a list of dining places

If you want to grab delicious snacks or enjoy mouth-watering desserts, make a list first. You should know the hours, during which these establishments are open as in locations like Malta, temporary mid-day closures can be expected, especially during the summer season.

Besides, by making a list, you can plan your trip to try out the best and most exciting food that the Maltese islands have to offer.

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