Doing Business In Malta

Visa Information

Visas are not needed for visits of up to three months by nationals of most Commonwealth countries (excluding South Africa, India and Pakistan), most European countries, the USA and Japan. Full details (and visa application forms) are on the website of Malta’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (

Business Etiquette

General Business Hours

Standard opening hours:


Banks 8.30am-12.30pm Mon-Fri and 8.30am-11.30am Sat.


Government museums 9am-5pm daily; closed major public holidays


Eating Noon-3pm and 7pm-11pm.


Shopping 9am-1pm and 4pm-7pm Mon-Sat; closed Sun and public holidays. Some shops stay open all day in summer, especially in tourist areas