by Mark Albert
Top Travel Tips in Two Minutes
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Visitors to Malta usually fly into Malta International Airport (MLA) just outside of the capital city of Valetta.
Cruise ships dock at Valetta in the Grand Harbor.
Clean, reliable public buses connect to cities and towns throughout the island, including the airport. One way tickets run from €1.50 (day) – €3 (night) with an unlimited 7-day pass a good bargain at €21 for those hopping around the island.
The ferry is the quickest (and prettiest) way to get back and forth from Valetta to neighboring Silema. Purchase the roundtrip for 2.80 Euros.
Visitors from the U.S., Canada and Europe do not require a visa. U.S. and Canadian citizens are allowed to stay up to 90 days and must be valid up to three months after your planned departure.
Malta is part of the European Union and uses the Euro.
Sadly, the famous Azure Window, used in many film productions, such as Game of Thrones, recently collapsed.
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Roundtrip flights leave daily from most major cities in Europe and are the quickest, least expensive for getting to the islands.
The best deals are in the low seasons of March and November.
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What did you do on your visit to Malta? Share your favorite tips and tricks in the comment section below!
Lucas M. Peters is the author of Moon Morocco Travel Guide and “The Hidden Cities of Morocco,” a travel series appearing with Journey Beyond Travel.
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