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February 1, 2024

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Visa-free countries with Malta passport

As of February 2024, a Maltese passport gives visa-free access to 169 countries, including the Schengen states, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Get to know what countries are visa-free for Malta citizens and the conditions of entry.

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List of visa-free countries for Malta passport holders

The Maltese passport is one of the strongest in the world. The reason is that its holders may visit 169 countries and territories without obtaining a visa in advance. 

In 30 of these countries, a visa is issued on arrival. In another 26 countries, an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) is required. In the remaining 113 countries and territories, a visa is not required.

The duration of stay depends on each country.

The list of visa-free countries for Malta passport holders and entry visa requirements for Maltese citizens are constantly changing due to the geopolitical situation in the world.

Therefore, we recommend you check the current entry conditions on the consulate website of the country you will visit before travelling.

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Сomplete list of visa-free countries for Malta citizens

Europe

Country

Entry conditions

Duration of stay

1

Albania

Visa-free

Albania is a country located in the south of Europe. Malta citizens can stay there for 90 days.

2

Andorra

Visa-free

Andorra is a small country situated between Spain and France. With a Malta passport, you can enter visa-free and stay there for an unlimited time.

3

Austria

Visa-free

Maltese citizens have freedom of movement in Austria with a valid ID card.

4

Belarus

Visa-free

Belarus is an East European country that allows Malta citizens 30 days of visa-free entry.

5

Belgium

Visa-free

Maltese citizens can stay in Belgium for an unlimited time.

6

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Visa-free

An East European country that allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

7

Bulgaria

Visa-free

Bulgaria allows unlimited visa-free entry.

8

Croatia

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Croatia for an unlimited period of time.

9

Cyprus

Visa-free

Cyprus is an island state that allows Malta passport holders freedom of movement for any period.

10

Czech Republic

Visa-free

The Czech Republic allows Malta citizens an unlimited period of stay.

11

Denmark

Visa-free

Denmark is a country located in the north of Europe. Maltese citizens may stay there for an unlimited period.

12

Estonia

Visa-free

This Baltic state allows Malta passport holders entry visa-free. There are no restrictions on the time of stay.

13

Finland

Visa-free

Finland is located in the north of Europe. Malta citizens can travel to Finland and stay there for any period.

14

France

Visa-free

France allows Malta citizens unlimited visa-free entry.

15

Georgia

Visa-free

Georgia allows one-year visa-free entry for Malta citizens.

16

Germany

Visa-free

Germany allows unlimited visa-free entry.

17

Greece

Visa-free

This South European country allows Malta passport holders visa-free entry. There are no restrictions on the time of stay.

18

Hungary

Visa-free

Hungary allows Malta citizens unlimited visa-free entry.

19

Iceland

Visa-free

Malta citizens may travel to Iceland with unhindered freedom of movement with a valid ID card.

20

Ireland

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Ireland for an unlimited period.

21

Italy

Visa-free

Italy allows Malta citizens unlimited visa-free entry.

22

Latvia

Visa-free

Latvia is a Baltic country that allows unlimited visa-free entry for Malta citizens.

23

Liechtenstein

Visa-free

Liechtenstein is a small country with a border with France, Belgium, and Germany. Malta citizens can stay there for an unlimited period.

24

Lithuania

Visa-free

This Baltic country allows unlimited visa-free entry for Malta citizens.

25

Luxembourg

Visa-free

Luxembourg is a small country in northwestern Europe. Malta citizens can stay there for 90 days. 

26

Moldova

Visa-free

This East European country allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

27

Monaco

Visa-free

Monaco is a small country located near France. There are no restrictions on staying there for Malta citizens.

28

Montenegro

Visa-free

Montenegro is a Southeast European country allowing Malta passport holders to stay visa-free for 90 days. 

29

Netherlands

Visa-free

Maltese citizens can travel to the Netherlands with unhindered freedom of movement with a valid ID card.

30

North Macedonia

Visa-free

It is a country in Southeast Europe where Malta passport holders can stay for 90 days visa-free.

31

Norway

Visa-free

Maltese citizens benefit from unhindered freedom of movement in Norway.

32

Poland

Visa-free

Poland allows Malta citizens unlimited visa-free entry.

33

Portugal

Visa-free

This southern country allows unlimited visa-free entry for Malta passport holders.

34

Romania

Visa-free

Romania is a country in Southeast Europe that allows unlimited visa-free entry.

35

Russia

eTA

Malta passport holders can stay in Russia for 16 days if they register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System.

36

San Marino

Visa-free

San Marino is a small country surrounded by Italy. Malta citizens can stay there for an unlimited period.

37

Serbia

Visa-free

This Balkan country allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

38

Slovakia

Visa-free

Slovakia is located in Central Europe. Malta citizens can stay there for an unlimited period.

39

Slovenia

Visa-free

This Central European country allows Maltese passport holders unlimited visa-free entry.

40

Spain

Visa-free

Spain allows unlimited visa-free entry.

41

Sweden

Visa-free

Sweden is a North European country that allows an unlimited period of stay for Malta passport holders.

42

Switzerland

Visa-free

Switzerland allows unlimited visa-free entry.

43

Turkey

Visa-free

Turkey allows Malta citizens to stay there for 90 days.

44

Ukraine

Visa-free

This East European country allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

45

United Kingdom

Visa-free

Malta citizens may visit the UK visa-free and stay there for up to six months.

Americas

Country

Entry conditions

Duration of stay

1

Argentina

Visa-free

Argentina allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

2

Belize

Visa-free

Belize is a small country on the northeastern coast of Central America. Malta citizens can stay there for 30 days visa-free.

3

Bolivia

Visa on arrival

Malta citizens can stay in Bolivia for 90 days. They get a visa on arrival.

4

Brazil

Visa-free

Brazil allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

5

Canada

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Canada. The allowed period of stay is 180 days.

6

Chile

Visa-free

Chile allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

7

Colombia

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Colombia for 90 days visa-free.

8

Costa Rica

Visa-free

Costa Rica is a country in Central America. The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 90 days.

9

Ecuador

Visa-free

The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 90 days.

10

El Salvador

Visa-free

El Salvador is a small country in Central America. The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 90 days.

11

Guatemala

Visa-free

The allowed visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days.

12

Honduras

Visa-free

The allowed visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days.

13

Mexico

Visa-free

The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 180 days.

14

Nicaragua

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Nicaragua for 90 days visa-free.

15

Panama

Visa-free

The allowed visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days.

16

Paraguay

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Paraguay for 90 days visa-free.

17

Peru

Visa-free

The allowed visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days.

18

United States

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation to travel to the USA. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.

19

Uruguay

Visa-free

Uruguay allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

20

Venezuela

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Venezuela for 90 days visa-free.

Asia

Country

Entry conditions

Duration of stay

1

Azerbaijan

eTA

Malta citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Azerbaijan. The allowed period of stay is 30 days.

2

Bangladesh

Visa on arrival

Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. The visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 30 days.

3

Bhutan

eTA

Bhutan is a country in south-central Asia. Malta citizens are allowed to stay there for 90 days.

4

Brunei

Visa-free

Brunei is a small Southeast Asia country. Maltese passport holders can stay there for 90 days visa-free.

5

Cambodia

Visa on arrival

Cambodia is a Southeast Asia country. The visa-free period for Malta citizens is 30 days.

6

India

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to India. The allowed period of stay is 180 days.

7

Indonesia

Visa on arrival

Indonesia allows Malta passport holders to stay for 30 days. They obtain a visa on arrival.

8

Japan

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Japan for 90 days visa-free.

9

Kazakhstan

Visa-free

Kazakhstan is a big country located in Central Asia. Malta passport holders can stay there for 30 days visa-free.

10

Kyrgyzstan

Visa-free

Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia. It allows Malta citizens to stay for 60 days visa-free.

11

Laos

Visa on arrival

Laos is a country located in southeast Asia. The visa-free period for Malta citizens is 30 days.

12

Malaysia

Visa-free

The visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days.

13

Maldives

Visa on arrival

The Maldives allows 30 days of visa-free entry.

14

Mongolia

Visa-free

This country allows Malta citizens to stay for 30 days visa-free.

15

Myanmar (Burma)

eTA

The allowed period of stay is 28 days. Malta citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Myanmar. 

16

Nepal

Visa on arrival

Malta passport holders can stay in Nepal for 90 days visa-free.

17

Pakistan

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Pakistan. The allowed period of stay is 30 days.

18

Philippines

Visa-free

The visa-free period for Malta citizens is 30 days.

19

Singapore

Visa-free

Singapore allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

20

South Korea

eTA

Malta citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System. They can stay in South Korea for 90 days. 

21

Sri Lanka

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Sri Lanka. The allowed period of stay is 30 days.

22

Tajikistan

Visa on arrival

Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia that allows Malta citizens to stay for 45 days visa-free.

23

Thailand

Visa on arrival

Malta citizens can stay in Thailand for 15 days. They obtain a visa on arrival.

24

Timor-Leste

Visa-free

It is a country located in Southeast Asia. The duration of the visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days.

25

Uzbekistan

Visa-free

Uzbekistan is a country in Central Asia that allows Malta citizens to stay for 30 days visa-free.

26

Vietnam

eTA

The allowed period of stay is 90 days. Malta citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Vietnam.

Africa

Country

Entry conditions

Duration of stay

1

Angola

Visa-free

Angola is a country in southwestern Africa. Malta citizens can stay there for 30 days visa-free.

2

Benin

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Benin. The allowed period of stay is 30 days.

3

Botswana

Visa-free

Botswana is a country in the south of Africa. Malta citizens can stay there for 90 days visa-free.

4

Burkina Faso

Visa on arrival

This West African country allows Malta citizens to stay for one month visa-free.

5

Burundi

Visa on arrival

Burundi is located in East Africa. To stay there for 30 days, Malta citizens must obtain a visa on arrival.

6

Cameroon

eTA

Malta citizens can stay in Cameroon for 90 days if they register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System.

7

Cape Verde Islands

Visa-free

Cape Verde Islands are situated in the Atlantic Ocean. Maltese passport holders can stay there for 30 days visa-free.

8

Comoros Islands

Visa on arrival

Comoros Islands is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean. It allows 45 days of entry for Malta citizens. The visa is issued on arrival. 

9

Congo — Kinshasa

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Congo. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.

10

Côte d’Ivoire

eTA

Malta citizens can stay in Côte d’Ivoire for 90 days if they register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System.

11

Djibouti

eTA

Djibouti allows Malta citizens to stay in the country for 90 days. They must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System.

12

Egypt

Visa on arrival

Egypt allows 30 days of entry. The visa is issued on arrival.

13

Equatorial Guinea

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Equatorial Guinea. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.

14

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Visa-free

Eswatini is a small country in the south of Africa. It allows Malta citizens to stay for 30 days visa-free.

15

Ethiopia

eTA

Ethiopia allows Malta citizens to stay in the country for 90 days. They must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System.

16

Gabon

Visa-free

Gabon is a country in Central Africa. For Malta citizens, a visa-free period is 30 days.

17

Gambia

Visa-free

The Gambia offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.

19

Guinea-Bissau

Visa on arrival

Guinea-Bissau is a country in the west of Africa. For Malta citizens, it issues a visa on arrival for 90 days.

20

Kenya

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Kenya. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.

21

Madagascar

Visa on arrival

To stay in Madagascar for 90 days, Malta citizens must obtain a visa on arrival.

22

Malawi

Visa on arrival

Malawi is a country in the southeast of Africa. It issues a visa on arrival for 30 days.

23

Mauritania

Visa on arrival

Mauritania is a country in the west of Africa. For Malta citizens, it issues a visa on arrival for 30 days.

24

Mauritius

Visa-free

Mauritius offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.

25

Morocco

Visa-free

Morocco allows 90 days of visa-free entry.

26

Mozambique

Visa on arrival

Mozambique allows 30 days of visa-free entry.

27

Nigeria

eTA

Nigeria allows Malta citizens to stay in the country for 90 days. They must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System.

28

Rwanda

Visa on arrival

Rwanda is an East African country. For Malta citizens, it issues visas on arrival for 30 days.

29

São Tomé and Príncipe

Visa-free

It is an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean. Malta citizens can stay there for 15 days visa-free.

30

Senegal

Visa-free

Senegal offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.

31

Seychelles

Visa-free

Seychelles offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.

32

Sierra Leone

Visa on arrival

The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 30 days.

33

Somalia

Visa on arrival

Somalia is an East African country that offers Maltese citizens a 30 days visa-free period.

34

South Africa

Visa-free

South Africa offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.

35

South Sudan

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to South Sudan. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.

36

Tanzania

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Tanzania for 90 days visa-free.

37

Togo

Visa on arrival

Malta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for 7 days.

38

Tunisia

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Tunisia for 90 days visa-free.

39

Uganda

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Uganda for 90 days visa-free.

40

Zambia

Visa-free

The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is three months.

41

Zimbabwe

Visa-free

Zimbabwe offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.

Caribbean

Country

Entry conditions

Duration of stay

1

Antigua and Barbuda

Visa-free

Antigua and Barbuda offer a 180-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.

2

Bahamas

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in the Bahamas for three months visa-free.

3

Barbados

Visa-free

The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is three months.

4

Dominica

Visa-free

Malta citizens can stay in Dominica for 180 days visa-free.

5

Dominican Republic

Visa-free

The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 90 days.

6

Grenada

Visa-free

The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is three months.

7

Haiti

Visa-free

Haiti offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.

8

Jamaica

Visa-free

Malta passport holders can stay in Jamaica for 90 days visa-free.

9

St Kitts and Nevis

Visa-free

St Kitts and Nevis is an island country that offers a 90-day visa-free period.

10

St Lucia

Visa-free

St. Lucia is an island country in the Caribbean. It offers 90 days of visa-free stay for Maltese citizens.

11

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Visa-free

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Caribbean. It offers 90 days of visa-free stay for Maltese citizens.

12

Trinidad and Tobago

Visa-free

Trinidad and Tobago offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.

Middle East

Country

Entry conditions

Duration of stay

1

Armenia

Visa-free

Armenia is a country located in the Caucasus region. Maltese citizens can stay there for 180 days visa-free.

2

Bahrain

Visa on arrival

Maltese citizens can stay in Bahrain for 14 days visa-free.

3

Iran

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Iran. The allowed period of stay is 30 days.

4

Iraq

Visa on arrival

Malta passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival for 30 days.

5

Israel

Visa-free

The duration of the visa-free period for Maltese citizens is three months.

6

Jordan

Visa on arrival

Malta passport holders can stay in Jordan for 90 days visa-free.

7

Kuwait

Visa on arrival

Malta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for three months.

8

Lebanon

Visa on arrival

Malta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for three months.

9

Oman

Visa on arrival

To stay in Oman for 30 days, Maltese citizens obtain a visa on arrival.

10

Qatar

Visa on arrival

Malta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for 60 days.

11

Saudi Arabia

Visa on arrival

Malta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for 90 days.

12

United Arab Emirates

Visa-free

Malta passport holders can stay for 90 days visa-free.

Oceania

Country

Entry conditions

Duration of stay

1

Australia

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Australia. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.

2

Fiji

Visa-free

Fiji is an island country located south of the Pacific Ocean. The duration of the visa-free period for Maltese citizens is four months.

3

Kiribati

Visa-free

It is a country in the Central part of the Pacific Ocean. Malta passport holders can stay there for 120 days visa-free.

4

Marshall Islands

Visa-free

The Marshall Islands is an island country located near the equator. It offers a 90-day visa-free stay for Malta citizens.

5

Micronesia

Visa-free

The allowed period of visa-free stay for Malta passport holders is 90 days.

6

New Zealand

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to New Zealand. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.

7

Palau Islands

Visa-free

Malta passport holders can stay for 90 days visa-free.

8

Papua New Guinea

eTA

Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Papua New Guinea. The allowed period of stay is 60 days.

9

Samoa

Visa-free

The duration of the visa-free period for Maltese citizens is 90 days.

10

Solomon Islands

Visa-free

The Solomon Islands allow 90 days of visa-free entry.

11

Tonga

Visa-free

Tonga is located in the south of the Pacific Ocean. The allowed period of visa-free stay for Malta passport holders is 90 days.

12

Tuvalu

Visa-free

Tuvalu offers a 90-day visa-free stay for Malta citizens.

13

Vanuatu

Visa-free

Vanuatu is an island country in the south of the Pacific Ocean. Malta passport holders can stay there for 90 days visa-free.

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Visit Schengen countries visa-free with a Malta passport

The Schengen states are included in the list of visa-free countries for Malta passport holders. Moreover, Maltese citizens can stay there without any time limit and are entitled to study and work there without any additional permits.

Maltese citizens only need to register at their place of residence in another Schengen member state to stay there for more than 90 days.

Malta citizenship helps the holder in the following ways:

  • move to a safe country with a high standard of living;

  • access modern medicine;

  • work and set up a business in Europe;

  • change tax jurisdiction;

  • educate their children in European universities.

Relocation and establishing a business or education in Europe are the main reasons for obtaining Malta citizenship.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many countries can a Malta passport holder enter without a visa?

    Malta passport holders can travel to 169 countries visa-free.

    To enter such countries as Australia, the USA, New Zealand, etc., you will need to register in the Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

    Some countries issue visas for Malta citizens on their arrival. That includes such countries as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the Maldives.

    To enter the Schengen states, one needs to have only an ID card, while entering other visa-free countries is possible with a passport.

  • Do Malta passport holders need a visa to enter the USA?

    No. To enter the USA, Maltese citizens are obliged to register in the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. You will need to fill in the application form, provide personal and travel information, answer eligibility questions, and pay a fee of $21.

    If your application is approved, you can stay in the US for 90 days within a 180-day period.

  • Do Maltese citizens need a visa for Israel?

    No. Israel is visa-free for travel with a Malta passport.

  • Do Maltese citizens need a visa for Dubai?

    No. To enter Dubai, located in the UAE, citizens of Malta don’t need a visa.

  • Is the Malta passport strong?

    Yes. With a Malta passport, you may enter 169 countries without a visa. That includes the EU countries, the US, Australia, and Canada.

  • Can I buy a Malta passport?

    No. You can get a Malta passport only by naturalisation. If you’re an investor, you may apply for Malta citizenship by naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment.