Visa Free Travel

In 2014, Maltese citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 166 countries and territories, ranking the Maltese passport 8th in the world (the highest ranking of all the recent new member states of the EU) according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

Malta passport is recognized as official European Passport, recognized as valid travel document in over 166 countries in the countries and maltese citizens can visit these countries with the visa requirements below.
Maltese nationals do NOT require a visa to enter the following countries, see notes below for those countries marked with an asterisk *

 Albania
Guatemala
Republic of South Korea
Andorra
Hong Kong
Honduras
Romania
Antigua & Barbuda
Hungary
Samoa
Argentina
Iceland
San Marino
Austria
Armenia
Ireland
Serbia
St Kitts and Nevis
Bahamas
Israel
Seychelles
Barbados
Italy
Singapore
Belgium
Jamaica
Belize
Japan
Slovak Republic
Bosnia
Herzegovina
Kiribati
Slovenia
Botswana
Kosovo
Solomon Islands
Brazil
Kyrgyz Republic*
 Latvia
South Africa
Brunei Darussalam *
Bulgaria
Liechtenstein
Spain
Cayman Islands
Canada
Lithuania
St Lucia
Chile
Luxembourg
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Colombia*
Macau
Malawi
Swaziland
Costa Rica
Malaysia
Sweden
Croatia
Maldives
Switzerland
Cyprus
Mauritius
Taiwan *
The Gambia
Czech Republic
Mexico
Tonga
Denmark
Mongolia*
Moldova
Trinidad and Tobago
Dominica
Monaco
Tunisia
Ecuador
Montenegro
Tuvalu
El Salvador
Morocco
Uganda
Estonia
Nauru
Ukraine
Federal Republic of Germany
Netherlands
Nicaragua
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Fiji
Uruguay
Finland
Norway
Vatican City
France
New Zealand
Vanuatu
FYROM (Macedonia)
Oman *
Panama
Venezuela
Greece
Paraguay
United States *
Granada
Peru*
Zambia
Guyana
Philippines *
Poland
Zimbabwe
Georgia
Portugal*

Notes:
* USA

Traveling for tourism  purposes in the USA  does not require a visa for a maximum of 90 days on the following conditions:

  • One has to travel with a biometric passport.
  • One has to fill in an e-form called ESTA at least 72 hrs prior to departure , such information has to be submitted via the US Embassy website:  www.malta.usembassy.gov
  • Any Maltese national who is still in possession of a valid entry visa on a non biometric passport , can still enter the USA.
  • If any of the above mentioned criteria is not met than a Maltese national needs to apply for a US visa

Other Countries:

  • Only businessmen, students, and missionaries require visa for Colombia and Peru
  •  Maltese nationals traveling to the SULTANATE of OMAN  will be given a visa, valid for a 14 – day visit, upon arrival at Seeb International Airport. They do not require a sponsor from the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Visa for the Philippines is not required for a period not exceeding 30
    days as long as their passport is valid for more than 6 months and Maltese nationals hold a return flight ticket for
    the end of their stay in the Philippines.
  • Visa for Taiwan is not required for a period not exceeding 30 days.
  • Visa for Brunei Darussalam is not required for a period not exceeding 30 days.
  • Visa for Kuwait is issued upon arrival.
  • Visa for  Nepal is issued on arrival
  • Visa for the Dominican Republic is issued on arrival
  • Visa for  St Kitts and Nevis is applied for online on the following website http://www.gov.kn by clicking on visiting and visitor information respectively. Maltese nationals do not require a  visa to visit St Kitts and Nevis for a period of up to 90 days.
  • In the case of Turkey only electronic visas will be applied for and can be obtained online on the webpage: www.evisa.gov.tr
  • For  Mongolia Maltese citizens are exempt from requiring a visa for a period not exceeding  thirty (30) days.
  • For Kyrgyz Republic Maltese citizens are exempt from requiring a visa for a period not exceeding sixty (60) days.

For more information, please refer to https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/

Disclaimer: The visa requirements are subjected to change from one country to another. The information above may be outdated, please always check with the Foreign ministry or consulate in your country before travel.