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Malta

Malta Passport Ranking

The Maltese passport currently ranks on the 10th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 187 countries. This makes it one of the most desirable passports in the world with a very high mobility score. Maltese passport holders have visa-free and visas on arrival access to countries such as Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, United States and the entire European Union allowing almost instant travel worldwide. Maltese passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 42 destinations in the world. Some destinations where a visa is required are China, India and Oman.
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Capital
Valletta
Local Time
UTC+01:00
Phone Code
+356
Population
425384
Language
Maltese
EUR
Euro

Malta Passport Ranking

The Malta passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Malta passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Malta passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 143 Malta passport visa-free countries, 32 Malta visa-on-arrival countries, and 12 eTA destinations.

Altogether, Malta passport holders can enter a total of 187 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Malta passport ranks 10 in the world.

Separate from these Malta visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 42 additional destinations which Malta passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

About Malta

The island Republic of Malta consists of 5 regions and is part the European Union. It is located in Southern Europe, in the Mediterranean Sea with the closest country being Italy to the north. The most important regions are Central, North and South. Malta has a surface area of 316 square kilometers and is therefore one of the smallest countries in the European Union. Its climate is Mediterranean with mild rainy winters and hot dry summers. Its geography is defined by mostly low terrain with coastal cliffs.

The overall population is around 514,564 people. The capital of the country is Valletta. The most populous city however is Birkirkara with over 22,000 inhabitants. Other important cities are Zabbar and Zebbug. The largest airport is Malta International Airport (MLA) with 7.3 million yearly passengers. MLA airport provides connections to most destinations in Europe. This contributes to the great touristic success of the country.

Maltese culture is influenced by a mix of historic and colonial events that formed the country and people of today. A large majority follows the Roman Catholic religion. The official languages of the country are Maltese and English. The legal system is a mix between the English common law and the civil law. The government type is a parliamentary republic. President George Vella is chief of state and Prime Minister Robert Abela is head of government.

The official currency of the country is the Euro (EUR) with the current exchange rate being EUR 0.84 to the USD. The country has a small but prosperous economy, generating a GDP of approximately $22.8 billion, making it the 44th largest economy in Europe. Its citizens have a per capita income of $48,246. The GDP is mostly made up of the services sector. Tourism plays a major role for the country’s income both for arrivals by air and from cruise ships. The GDP has seen steady growth of approximately 4% over the past years, making it a leader in the EU.

Malta is filled with a variety of urban and historic tourism destinations and attractions. It is known for its cultural and natural history with 3 UNESCO world heritage sites. Popular tourist activities are sightseeing, hiking, beachgoing and watersports. Some of the major destinations include the capital Valetta, the Island of Gozo, Rabat, the Tarxien Temples, and the Blue Lagoon. The nation has a total of over 2.7 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from European countries.

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143 Destinations
Albania
Albania
Andorra
Andorra
Anguilla
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Armenia
Armenia
Aruba
Aruba
Austria
Austria
Bahamas
Bahamas
Barbados
Barbados
Belarus
Belarus
Belgium
Belgium
Belize
Belize
Bermuda
Bermuda
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Botswana
Brazil
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Brunei
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Cook Islands
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Croatia
Croatia
Curacao
Curacao
Cyprus
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Denmark
Denmark
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Estonia
Estonia
Eswatini
Eswatini
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Fiji
Finland
Finland
France
France
French Guiana
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Polynesia
French West Indies
French West Indies
Gambia
Gambia
Georgia
Georgia
Germany
Germany
Gibraltar
Gibraltar
Greece
Greece
Greenland
Greenland
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hungary
Hungary
Iceland
Iceland
Indonesia
Indonesia
Ireland
Ireland
Israel
Israel
Italy
Italy
Jamaica
Jamaica
Japan
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Macao
Macao
Malaysia
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mayotte
Mexico
Mexico
Micronesia
Micronesia
Moldova
Moldova
Monaco
Monaco
Montenegro
Montenegro
Montserrat
Montserrat
Morocco
Morocco
Netherlands
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Niue
Niue
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Norway
Norway
Palau
Palau
Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Territories
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Philippines
Philippines
Poland
Poland
Portugal
Portugal
Qatar
Qatar
Reunion
Reunion
Romania
Romania
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Samoa
San Marino
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Senegal
Serbia
Serbia
Singapore
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Africa
South Korea
South Korea
Spain
Spain
St. Helena
St. Helena
St. Maarten
St. Maarten
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sweden
Sweden
Switzerland
Switzerland
Taiwan
Taiwan
Tanzania
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uganda
Ukraine
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Vatican City
Venezuela
Venezuela
Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna
Zambia
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe

Valletta

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