Currency in Malta
If you decide to visit the island of Malta, for sureyou have a lot of questions related to finance and local currency. In this article we will try to give detailed answers to them, as well as dismantle and prevent the most common travel problems that may arise with banks, currency exchange and payments during their stay in Malta.
What is the currency in Malta
Malta joined the European Union in 2004, the year. In this regard, the official currency of the euro was o.Malty. This simplifies life for most travelers and foreign tourists. If you for some reason kept the Maltese lira (in bills), you can even for a few years to exchange them at the Central Bank.
Also do not forget that according to the rules of the European Union without any special declarations and documents import of currency in Malta, as in other European Union countries, is limited to ten thousand euros.
What currency to take when traveling to Malta and where to find the currency exchange rate for the better
As has been previously stated, it is most convenient to you will be in possession of euros. If you still come with dollars or as a world currency, exchange currency in Malta is not difficult.
For a start it is worth noting that here, aseverywhere you can find non-stop exchange office at the airport. But, as with any tourist destination, you will be charged a very high fee. In the cities, ATMs, banks and currency exchange points look easy.
On the banks of Malta needs to know two things:
- Major banks of the island:
-BANK OF VALLETTA
- Schedule Malta banks
The structure of the work of its institutions Maltesereminiscent of the Spaniards - one-third of the working day takes "sisesta" (lunchtime). Banks are open on weekdays from 9:00 to 13:00, then the Maltese go to lunch and back to their workplace only at 16:00 and closes at 19:00 banks. On Saturday, the situation is even more deplorable - or offices are closed or are working on their own personal, anyone but locals unknown schedule. So, at night and on weekends it is recommended to use the machines - they are in Malta sufficient number, particularly in tourist areas. Watch for the issuance of checks (as in vending machines and in banks). It should also be noted that in Malta you will change not any currency - the list of all items to fifteen (ruble in the number of fifteen is not included).
Money in Malta
And finally, take a few wordsbank notes directly Maltese euro. Denominations are no different from those that are used worldwide. But coins from the island's inhabitants their - on them you will find pictures of temples, and the coat of arms of the Maltese cross.