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Visa-free countries with Malta passport

A Maltese passport gives visa-free access to 185 countries, including the Schengen states, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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

Visa free countries with Malta passport in 2022

List of visa-free countries for Malta passport holders

A Malta passport is one of the strongest in the world. The reason is that its holders may visit 185 countries and territories without obtaining a visa in advance. 

In 34 of these countries, a visa is issued on arrival. In another 11 countries, an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) is required. In the remaining 140 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 that you check the current entry conditions on the website of the consulate of the country you are going to visit before travelling.

The complete list of visa-free countries for Malta citizense citizens

Europe
CountryConditions of entryDuration of stay
1AlbaniaVisa-freeAlbania is a country located in the south of Europe. Malta citizens can stay there for 90 days.
2AndorraVisa-freeAndorra 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.
3AustriaVisa-freeMaltese citizens have freedom of movement in Austria with a valid ID card. 
4BelarusVisa-freeBelarus is an East European country that allows Malta citizens 30 days of visa-free entry.
5BelgiumVisa-freeMaltese citizens can stay in Belgium for an unlimited time. 
6Bosnia and HerzegovinaVisa-freeAn East European country that allows 90 days of visa-free entry. 
7BulgariaVisa-freeBulgaria allows unlimited visa-free entry. 
8CroatiaVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Croatia for an unlimited period of time. 
9CyprusVisa-freeCyprus is an island state that allows Malta passport holders freedom of movement for any period.
10Czech RepublicVisa-freeThe Czech Republic allows an unlimited period of stay for Malta citizens.  
11DenmarkVisa-freeDenmark is a country located in the north of Europe. Maltese citizens may stay there for an unlimited period. 
12EstoniaVisa-freeThis Baltic state allows Malta passport holders entry visa-free. There are no restrictions on the time of stay.  
13Faroe IslandsVisa-freeThe Faroe Islands are a part of Denmark, but they are not members of the Schengen Area. Malta citizens may visit them for 90 days without a visa. 
14FinlandVisa-freeFinland is located in the north of Europe. Malta citizens can travel to Finland and stay there for any period.  
15FranceVisa-freeFrance allows Malta citizens unlimited visa-free entry.
16GeorgiaVisa-freeGeorgia allows one-year visa-free entry for Malta citizens. 
17GermanyVisa-freeGermany allows unlimited visa-free entry.
18GibraltarVisa-freeGibraltar is a British overseas territory that mainly follows the UK visa policy. Malta citizens may stay there for 180 days a year.
19GreeceVisa-freeThis South European country allows Malta passport holders visa-free entry. There are no restrictions on the time of stay.
20GreenlandVisa-freeGreenland is an autonomous island state belonging to Denmark. Malta citizens may stay there for 90 days without a visa. 
21HungaryVisa-freeHungary allows Malta citizens unlimited visa-free entry.
22IcelandVisa-freeMalta citizens may travel to Iceland with unhindered freedom of movement with a valid ID card.
23IrelandVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Ireland for an unlimited period. 
24ItalyVisa-freeItaly allows Malta citizens unlimited visa-free entry.
25KosovoVisa-freeKosovo is a partially recognised country in Southeast Europe. Malta citizens can stay there for 90 days.
26LatviaVisa-freeLatvia is a Baltic country that allows unlimited visa-free entry for Malta citizens. 
27LiechtensteinVisa-freeLiechtenstein is a small country with a border with France, Belgium and Germany. Malta citizens can stay there for an unlimited period. 
28LithuaniaVisa-freeThis Baltic country allows unlimited visa-free entry for Malta citizens. 
29LuxembourgVisa-freeLiechtenstein is a small country that has a border with France, Belgium and Germany. Malta citizens can stay there for an unlimited period of time. 
30MoldovaVisa-freeThis East European country allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
31MonacoVisa-freeMonaco is a small country located near France. There are no restrictions on staying there for Malta citizens.  
32MontenegroVisa-freeMontenegro is a country in Southeast Europe that allows Malta passport holders to stay for 90 days visa-free. 
33NetherlandsVisa-freeMaltese citizens can travel to the Netherlands with unhindered freedom of movement with a valid ID card.
34North MacedoniaVisa-freeIt is a country in Southeast Europe where Malta passport holders can stay for 90 days visa-free. 
35NorwayVisa-freeMaltese citizens benefit from unhindered freedom of movement in Norway. 
36PolandVisa-freePoland allows Malta citizens unlimited visa-free entry.
37PortugalVisa-freeThis southern country allows unlimited visa-free entry for Malta passport holders. 
38RomaniaVisa-freeRomania is a country in Southeast Europe that allows unlimited visa-free entry.
39San MarinoVisa-freeSan Marino is a small country surrounded by Italy. Malta citizens can stay there for an unlimited period.
40.SerbiaVisa-freeThis Balkan country allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
41SlovakiaVisa-freeSlovakia is located in Central Europe. Malta citizens can stay there for an unlimited period. 
42SloveniaVisa-freeThis Central European country allows Maltese passport holders unlimited visa-free entry. 
43SpainVisa-freeSpain allows unlimited visa-free entry.
44SwedenVisa-freeSweden is a North European country that allows an unlimited period of stay for Malta passport holders. 
45SwitzerlandVisa-freeSwitzerland allows unlimited visa-free entry.
46TurkeyVisa-freeTurkey allows Malta citizens to stay there for 90 days. 
47UkraineVisa-freeThis East European country allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
48United KingdomVisa-freeMalta citizens may visit the UK visa-free and stay there for up to six months. 
49Vatican CityVisa-freeThe Vatican City has no restrictions on staying for Malta citizens. 
Americas
CountryConditions of entryDuration of stay
1ArgentinaVisa-freeArgentina allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
2BelizeVisa-freeBelize is a small country on the northeastern coast of Central America. Malta citizens can stay there for 30 days visa-free. 
3BermudaVisa-freeBermuda is a British overseas territory. It allows 21 days visa-free stay for Malta passport holders. 
4BoliviaVisa on arrivalMalta citizens can stay in Bolivia for 90 days. They get a visa on arrival.
5BrazilVisa-freeBrazil allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
6CanadaeTAMaltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Canada. The allowed period of stay is 180 days.
7ChileVisa-freeChile allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
8ColombiaVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Colombia for 180 days visa-free.
9Costa RicaVisa-freeCosta Rica is a country in Central America. The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 90 days.
10EcuadorVisa-freeThe duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 90 days.
11El SalvadorVisa-freeEl Salvador is a small country in Central America. The duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 90 days.
12Falkland IslandsVisa-freeThe Falkland Islands are an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean. Malta citizens can stay there for 30 days visa-free. 
13French GuianaVisa-freeFrench Guiana is an overseas territory of France. There are no restrictions on staying in French Guiana for Malta citizens. 
14GuatemalaVisa-freeThe allowed visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days.  
15HondurasVisa-freeThe allowed visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days. 
16MexicoVisa-freeThe duration of visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 180 days.
17NicaraguaVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Nicaragua for 90 days visa-free.
18PanamaVisa-freeThe allowed visa-free period for Malta citizens is 180 days. 
19ParaguayVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Paraguay for 90 days visa-free.
20PeruVisa-freeThe allowed visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days. 
21United States eTAMaltese citizens must register in the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation to travel to the USA. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.
22UruguayVisa-freeUruguay allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
23VenezuelaVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Venezuela for 90 days visa-free.
Asia
CountryConditions of entryDuration of stay
1Bangladesh Visa on arrivalBangladesh is a country in South Asia. The visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 30 days. 
2BruneiVisa-freeBrunei is a small Southeast Asia country. Maltese passport holders can stay there for 90 days visa-free. 
3Cambodia Visa on arrivalCambodia is a Southeast Asia country. The visa-free period for Malta citizens is 30 days. 
4Hong Kong (SAR China)Visa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Hong Kong for 90 days visa-free.
5IndonesiaVisa-freeIndonesia allows 30 days of visa-free entry.
6JapanVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Japan for 90 days visa-free.
7KazakhstanVisa-freeKazakhstan is a big country located in Central Asia. Malta passport holders can stay there for 30 days visa-free. 
8KyrgyzstanVisa-freeKyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia. It allows Malta citizens to stay for 60 days visa-free.
9Laos Visa on arrivalLaos is a country located in southeast Asia. The visa-free period for Malta citizens is 30 days. 
10Macao (SAR China)Visa-freeMacao allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
11MalaysiaVisa-freeThe visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days.
12Maldives Visa on arrivalThe Maldives allows 30 days of visa-free entry.
13MongoliaVisa on arrivalThis country allows Malta citizens to stay for 30 days visa-free. 
14Nepal Visa on arrivalMalta passport holders can stay in Nepal for 90 days visa-free. 
15Pakistan eTAMaltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Pakistan. The allowed period of stay is 30 days.
16PhilippinesVisa-freeThe visa-free period for Malta citizens is 30 days.
17SingaporeVisa-freeSingapore allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
18South KoreaVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in South Korea for 90 days visa-free.
19Sri Lanka eTAMaltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Sri Lanka. The allowed period of stay is 30 days.
20TaiwanVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Taiwan for 90 days visa-free. 
21Tajikistan Visa on arrivalTajikistan is a country in Central Asia that allows Malta citizens to stay for 45 days visa-free.
22ThailandVisa on arrivalMalta citizens can stay in Thailand for 15 days. They obtain a visa on arrival.
23Timor-LesteVisa-freeIt is a country located in Southeast Asia. The duration of the visa-free period for Malta citizens is 90 days.
24UzbekistanVisa-freeUzbekistan is a country in Central Asia that allows Malta citizens to stay for 30 days visa-free. 
Africa
CountryConditions of entryDuration of stay
1BotswanaVisa-freeBotswana is a country in the south of Africa. Malta citizens can stay there for 90 days visa-free. 
2Burkina Faso Visa on arrivalThis West African country allows Malta citizens to stay for one month visa-free. 
3Cape Verde IslandsVisa-freeCape Verde Islands are situated in the Atlantic Ocean. Maltese passport holders can stay there for 30 days visa-free. 
4Comoros Islands Visa on arrivalComoros Islands is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean. It offers 45 days of visa-free period for Malta citizens, 
5Egypt Visa on arrivalEgypt allows 30 days of entry. The visa is issued on arrival. 
6Eswatini (Swaziland)Visa-freeEswatini is a small country in the south of Africa. It allows Malta citizens to stay for 30 days visa-free. 
7Gabon Visa on arrivalGabon is a country in Central Africa. For Malta citizens, it issues visas on arrival for 90 days.
8GambiaVisa-freeThe Gambia offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.
9Guinea-Bissau Visa on arrivalGuinea-Bissau is a country in the west of Africa. For Malta citizens, it issues a visa on arrival for 90 days.
10LesothoVisa-freeLesotho is a country surrounded by South Africa. It allows Malta citizens to stay for 90 days in visa-free conditions. 
11Madagascar Visa on arrivalTo stay in Madagascar for 90 days, Malta citizens must obtain a visa on arrival.  
12Malawi Visa on arrivalMalawi is a country in the southeast of Africa. It issues a visa on arrival for 30 days.
13Mauritania Visa on arrivalMauritania is a country in the west of Africa. For Malta citizens, it issues a visa on arrival for 30 days.
14MauritiusVisa-freeMauritius offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.
15MayotteVisa-freeMayotte is an overseas region of France. Therefore, Malta citizens benefit from the unhindered freedom of movement there.
16MoroccoVisa-freeMorocco allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
17Mozambique Visa on arrivalMozambique allows 30 days of visa-free entry.
18ReunionVisa-freeReunion is an overseas part of France. There are no restrictions on staying for Malta citizens.
19Rwanda Visa on arrivalRwanda is an East African country. For Malta citizens, it issues visas on arrival for 30 days.
20Sao Tome and PrincipeVisa-freeIt is an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean. Malta citizens can stay there for 15 days visa-free. 
21SenegalVisa-freeSenegal offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.
22Seychelles Visa on arrivalTo stay in Seychelles for 90 days, Malta citizens must obtain a visa on arrival.  
23Sierra Leone Visa on arrivalThe duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 30 days.
24Somalia Visa on arrivalSomalia is an East African country that offers Maltese citizens a 30 days visa-free period. 
25South AfricaVisa-freeSouth Africa offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.
26St Helena Visa on arrivalSt Helena is an island in the Atlantic Ocean and a part of British overseas territories. Malta passport holders can stay there for 183 days visa-free. 
27Tanzania Visa on arrivalTo stay in Tanzania for 90 days, Malta citizens must obtain a visa on arrival. 
28Togo Visa on arrivalMalta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for seven days.
29TunisiaVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Tunisia for 90 days visa-free. 
30Uganda Visa on arrivalMalta citizens can stay in Uganda for 90 days visa-free. 
31Zambia Visa on arrivalTo stay in Zambia for 90 days, Malta citizens must obtain a visa on arrival. 
32Zimbabwe Visa on arrivalMalta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for 90 days.
Caribbean
CountryConditions of entryDuration of stay
1AnguillaVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Anguilla for 90 days visa-free. 
2Antigua and BarbudaVisa-freeAntigua and Barbuda offer a three month visa-free period for Malta citizens.
3ArubaVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Aruba for 90 days visa-free. 
4BahamasVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in the Bahamas for three months visa-free. 
5BarbadosVisa-freeThe duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is three months.
6Bonaire, St Eustatius and SabaVisa-freeThe allowed period of visa-free stay for Malta citizens is three months.
7British Virgin IslandsVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in the British Virgin Islands for one month visa-free. 
8Cayman IslandsVisa-freeThe Cayman Islands offer a six months visa-free period for Malta citizens.
9CuracaoVisa-freeThe allowed period of visa-free stay for Malta citizens is three months.
10DominicaVisa-freeMalta citizens can stay in Dominica for 90 days visa-free. 
11Dominican RepublicVisa-freeThe duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is 90 days.
12French West IndiesVisa-freeThe French West Indies is an overseas part of France. There are no restrictions on staying for Malta citizens.
13GrenadaVisa-freeThe duration of the visa-free period for Malta passport holders is three months.
14HaitiVisa-freeHaiti offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.
15JamaicaVisa-freeMalta passport holders can stay in Jamaica for 90 days visa-free. 
16MontserratVisa-freeThe allowed period of visa-free stay for Malta citizens is six months.
17Puerto Rico eTAMaltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Puerto Rico. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.
18St Kitts and NevisVisa-freeSt Kitts and Nevis is an island country that offers a 90-day visa-free period.  
19St LuciaVisa-freeSt. Lucia is an island country in the Caribbean. It offers 90 days of visa-free stay for Maltese citizens. 
20St MaartenVisa-freeSt. Maarten is a part of the Netherlands. The allowed visa-free period of stay for Malta passport holders is three months.
21St Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa-freeSt. Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Caribbean. It offers 90 days of visa-free stay for Maltese citizens. 
22Trinidad and TobagoVisa-freeTrinidad and Tobago offers a 90-day visa-free period for Malta citizens.
23Turks and Caicos IslandsVisa-freeThe allowed period of visa-free stay for Malta citizens is 90 days.
24US Virgin Islands eTATo travel to the US Virgin Islands, Malta citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.
Middle East
CountryConditions of entryDuration of stay
1ArmeniaVisa-freeArmenia is a country located in the Caucasus region. Maltese citizens can stay there for 180 days visa-free.
2Bahrain Visa on arrivalMaltese citizens can stay in Bahrain for 14 days visa-free. 
3Iran Visa on arrivalMalta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for 30 days.
4IraqVisa-freeMalta passport holders can stay in Iraq for 15 days visa-free. 
5IsraelVisa-freeThe duration of the visa-free period for Maltese citizens is three months.
6Jordan Visa on arrivalMalta passport holders can stay in Jordan for 90 days visa-free. 
7Kuwait Visa on arrivalMalta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for three months.
8Lebanon Visa on arrivalMalta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for three months.
9OmanVisa-freeMaltese citizens can stay in Oman for 30 days visa-free.
10Palestinian TerritoryVisa-freeThe duration of the visa-free period for Maltese citizens is three months.
11QatarVisa-freeQatar offers a 90 days visa-free period for Malta passport holders. 
12Saudi Arabia Visa on arrivalMalta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for 90 days.
13United Arab EmiratesVisa-freeMalta passport holders can stay for 90 days visa-free. 
Oceania
CountryConditions of entryDuration of stay
1American Samoa eTAAmerican Samoa is the territory of the US. To stay there for 30 days, Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System. 
2Australia eTAMaltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System to travel to Australia. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.
3Cook IslandsVisa-freeThe Cook Islands is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. Malta passport holders can stay for 31 days visa-free.
4FijiVisa-freeFiji is an island country located in the south of the Pacific Ocean. The duration of the visa-free period for Maltese citizens is four months.
5French PolynesiaVisa-freeFrench Polynesia is an overseas part of France. There are no restrictions on staying for Malta citizens.
6Guam eTAGuam is the territory of the US. To stay there for 90 days, Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System. 
7KiribatiVisa-freeIt is a country in the Central part of the Pacific Ocean. Malta passport holders can stay there for 90 days visa-free. 
8Marshall IslandsVisa-freeThe Marshall Islands is an island country located near the equator. It offers a 90-day visa-free stay for Malta citizens.  
9MicronesiaVisa-freeThe allowed period of visa-free stay for Malta passport holders is 90 days.
10New CaledoniaVisa-freeNew Caledonia is an overseas territory of France. It allows 90 days of visa-free entry.
11New Zealand eTATo travel to New Zealand, Maltese citizens must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System. The allowed period of stay is 90 days.
12NiueVisa-freeNiue is a part of the Kingdom of New Zealand. Malta passport holders can stay there for 30 days visa-free. 
13Northern Mariana Islands eTATo travel to the Northern Mariana Islands, Malta passport holders must register in the Electronic Travel Authorisation System. The allowed period of stay is 45 days.
14Palau IslandsVisa-freeMalta passport holders can stay for 90 days visa-free. 
15Papua New Guinea Visa on arrivalMalta citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for 60 days.
16SamoaVisa-freeThe duration of the visa-free period for Maltese citizens is 60 days.
17Solomon IslandsVisa-freeThe Solomon Islands allow 90 days of visa-free entry.
18TongaVisa-freeTonga is located in the south of the Pacific Ocean. The allowed period of visa-free stay for Malta passport holders is 90 days.
19TuvaluVisa-freeTuvalu offers a 90-day visa-free stay for Malta citizens. 
20VanuatuVisa-freeVanuatu is an island country in the south of the Pacific Ocean. Malta passport holders can stay there for 90 days visa-free. 

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 they are entitled to study and work there without any additional permits.

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 Maltese citizenship.

Other popular travel destinations with a Malta passport

With a Maltese passport, you can travel visa-free to the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore and many other countries. 

The UK. Maltese citizens can visit the UK easily and freely. However, after Brexit, citizens of Malta and other EU countries need to carry their passports with them rather than just an ID card.

The United States. The US is one of the visa-free countries for Malta passport holders. Maltese citizens can visit the United States and stay there for up to 90 days. To do this, they need to obtain an entry permit through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

The permit is valid for tourism, visits to friends and relatives, meetings with business partners and other short-term visits. However, for permanent work or long-term studies, you have to apply for a visa.

Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Among other Malta passport-free-entry countries are Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Maltese citizens can stay there for up to 90 days. This is particularly useful for investors with business interests in Asia.

Maltese citizenship can be obtained through naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment. The minimum investment amount is €690,000, depending on the composition of the family: passports can be obtained by the investor’s spouse, children and parents.

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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 185 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 and 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 185 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

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