Malta has an excellent health service. There is one major general hospital in Malta and a smaller hospital in Gozo. They are also supported by a regional network of health centres which are open day and night. Hospitals are equipped with very modern facilities. Private medical care is also available, both in private hospitals and in a number of small private clinics where minor surgery may also be carried out.

Travellers do not normally require certificates of vaccination or immunisation to enter the Maltese Islands.

EU member states citizens resident in Malta having a European Health Insurance Card are entitled to FREE Public Health care.

It is advisable that all visitors, irrespective of their nationality, take out a personal medical insurance policy.

Visitors receiving special medical treatment should bring a medical prescription or a letter of introduction from their family doctor, in case they need to purchase particular medicines. Pharmacies are found throughout the Islands and are open during normal shopping hours. On Sundays, chemists open on a roster from 09.00 until 12.30 in Malta and from 07.30 until 11.00 in Gozo.


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