What Campers Should Know About Camping on Malta
Drive on the Left
Although Malta has been independent since 1964, the island nation continues to uphold the British tradition of driving on the left side of the road. If you’re accustomed to driving on the right, be extra alert.
Bring an Adapter
Since the country used to be a British colony, Malta uses type G plugs. Depending on your home country, your devices may require a different type of plug. Be sure to pack one or more adapters.
Higher Drink-Drive Limits
The drink-drive limit in Malta is 0.08% (80 mg), which is relatively lax by European standards. Even so, drink-driving is strictly forbidden.
How Fast Can I Drive?
If the speed limit isn’t clearly marked, then follow the limits set by the Malta traffic regulations: 50 km/h in built-up areas and 80 km/h outside of built-up areas. Note that there are no motorways on Malta. If you’re caught speeding, you could be fined between €24 and €60.
Malta and its islands have beautiful natural sights to behold. But if you’re travelling here in the hopes of taking long walks through thick forests, you’ll be disappointed: There are no woods on Malta.
Bring Plenty of Time and Patience
To get to Malta with your own motorhome or caravan, you’ll likely have to plan for two ferry rides. First, you’ll have to leave the Italian mainland and travel to Sicily, and then head to Malta from there. There are seven ferry companies that go to Sicily, and popular places to dock include Trapani, Palermo and Catania. A ferry from Catania to Valletta takes about 3 hours, and the trip only takes about 90 minutes from Pozzallo.
Be Careful Parking
Should you want to park your motorhome or car in Valletta, for example, be sure to keep an eye on the coloured lines. Yellow lines mean no parking. Green means the area is reserved for residents. Blue lines also indicate that the parking spots are reserved for residents, but unlike green areas, anyone can park there between 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. You can always park on streets with white lines.