VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Malta
On December 21, 2007, Malta joined the ranks of the Schengen countries. Since January 18, 2010 the Malta Visa Application Center has been operating at the address: 115054, Moscow, st. Dubininskaya, 35 (Paveletskaya metro station), phones +7 (495) 775 60 73 in Moscow or +7 812 272 69 09 in St. Petersburg. Calls are accepted from 09.00 to 16.00 (Monday – Friday).
To apply for a short-term tourist visa for up to 90 days, Russian citizens need the following documents:
– one application form filled out in English and signed personally by the applicant;
– a passport valid for at least 3 months from the end of the trip, containing at least two blank pages;
– a copy of the international passport without blank pages of the passport;
– two recent color photographs 3.5×4.5 cm on a light background;
– confirmation of booking a hotel (s) for the entire period of travel in the Schengen countries;
– original and copy of round-trip air tickets;
– medical insurance valid for the entire duration of the trip in the Schengen area. The amount of coverage must be at least 30,000 euros;
– confirmation of the availability of sufficient funds for the trip (certificate from the bank, credit card and statement from the personal account with the seal of the bank);
– detailed travel itinerary in the Schengen countries in case the applicant travels to more than one country;
The import of foreign currency is not limited, but a declaration is required. When exchanging checks, it is better to keep them.
It is allowed to import a computer, TV, VCR or camera with mandatory declaration, food – within the limits of personal needs, 200 cigarettes, or 25 cigars or tobacco 250 g, spirits – 0.75 liters.
The import of non-canned food, the import and export of drugs, weapons, ammunition, the export of items of cultural or historical value is prohibited.
Importation of cats and dogs is strictly prohibited.
Malta, Embassy website: http://www.malta.ru/
Embassy in Malta
Malta, Embassy in Moscow
Embassy of Malta in Moscow:
st. Koroviy Val, 7, building 1, of. 219
Phones: +7 (495) 237 1939, +7 (499) 230 2524, +7 (499) 230 1981
Consular Section of the Embassy of Malta:
Phone: +7 (495) 785 9920
Fax: +7 (495) 785 9921
Malta, website of the embassy: http://www.malta.ru/
Malta, Russian Embassy in the country:
Russian Embassy in Malta:
Antony Schembri Street San Gwann, Malta
Phone: (8-10-356) 37-1905, 37-1906, 37-1907
Fax: (8-10-356) 37- 2131
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1st – New Year ‘s Day
February 10th – St. Peter’s Shipwreck
March 19th – St. Joseph’s
Day March 31st – Peace Day (regatta is held in La Valette)
Good Friday – Easter week
May 1st – Labor Day
June 7th – “Sette Gougno
June 29 – Day of the Apostles Peter and Paul August
15 – Assumption of the Virgin
September 8 – Birth of the Virgin, anniversary of the defeat of the Turks in 1565, Victory Day in World War II
September 21 – Independence Day
December 8 – Immaculate Conception Day
December 25 – Christmas
It is forbidden to appear on public beaches without a swimsuit top or no swimwear at all.
The names of settlements in Malta are usually quite long and difficult to pronounce, so they are often abbreviated on maps and announcements (for example, M “Rock” instead of Marsaskala). Pedestrian crossings along the lanes on the asphalt are marked with orange lights.
for the added value of 15% of the purchase price) is possible if the total amount of purchases is at least 100 LM, and the purchase itself consists of goods not less than 25 LM. and with the attached checks, present not less than 2 hours before departure.
There is no central hot water supply in Malta – every man for himself. Hotels have boiler rooms, houses and apartments have a separate heater in each bathroom.
Televisions in Malta receive British, American, Italian and Maltese programming.
Newspapers are published daily (except on national holidays) in Maltese and English. Of the latter, The Times and The Malta Independent are especially popular, especially the thick Sunday editions with supplements. In some places in the tourist areas you can buy English, German and Italian newspapers. Sometimes even “Arguments and Facts” come across for sale – at the airport, for example. English-language magazines from Europe on any topic are sold everywhere.
According to medicinelearners, shops are open from 9 am to 7 pm with a break from 1 pm to 4 pm on weekdays, on Saturday – until 1 pm. Some shops are closed on Wednesday afternoons. On Sunday, almost everything is closed, only shops near parish churches are open until noon, where they sell drinks, bread, sweets and Sunday newspapers. Some non-food stores in tourist areas may also be open on Sundays. Supermarkets are usually open from 8:00 to 19:00, siesta from 12:30 to 15:30, on Saturdays and often on Wednesdays from 8:00 to lunch. Many bars and some small shops in Pachvil are open until late, the assortment of which is comparable to the set of goods of an average Russian round-the-clock stall. In busy tourist centers, most shops are open until 22.00.
All goods have price tags, but, as a rule, you can bargain with the seller in small stores. It is useful to know the prices in different places and use this as an argument when communicating with the merchant. But not in supermarkets.
Food in Malta is quite expensive. Prices for products in stores are regulated centrally and are almost the same everywhere. You may come across expired items.
Also on weekends and holidays, duty pharmacies are open until noon, a list of which is published in the newspapers the day before. There are no 24-hour pharmacies, and there are no convenience stores either.
It is customary to give a tip in the amount of 5-10% of the cost of services. In this case, the waiter, as a rule, warns whether service is included in the bill. Taxi drivers – 10% of the fare.
Many assure that there is hardly any other nation in the Mediterranean that welcomes guests with such openness and friendliness. The country is safe, and you can safely walk the streets even at night.
Exhibitions, festivals, sports competitions are held all year round in Malta.
A certificate of any kind of vaccination is not required to enter Malta.
Tap water in Malta is not drunk, despite the fact that it is suitable for this. The thing is, the water tastes bad. The water supply is used for washing dishes, body and vehicles (desalinated sea water flows from the tap), and for cooking and other use “inside”, each store sells drinking water in plastic bottles (usually 2 or 2.5 liters each).