Malta has an excellent health service. Hospitals are modern and supported by a regional network of health centres. Private hospitals are also widely available. Travelers do not normally require certificates of vaccination or insulation to enter the Maltese Islands. It is advisable to take out a personal medical insurance policy. Malta has reciprocal health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom. Nationals of these countries, visiting the Islands for no longer than one month, are entitled to free medical and hospital care in both Malta and Gozo.

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. Tap water is safe to drink.

Public Hospitals

Mater Dei Hospital,
Msida MSD 2090

Tel: 2545 0000. 

Fax: 2545 4154.


Craig Hospital,
Victoria. Gozo

Tel: 21561600

Fax: 21560881