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Valletta Port Control

Valletta Port Control (Valletta Radio) transmits on VHF Channel 12 (24hrs) Tel: +356 22914491/2.

 

Quarantine Regulations

Yachts carrying cats or dogs on board and in possession of certificates and ear-chips are allowed to berth alongside after the animals have been inspected by the Health Department’s Vet. One may contact the Port Health Department on phone number +356 2122 4810 for further information.

 

Immigration

Visas are not required for nationals of the European Union and Commonwealth countries (except Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Nigeria and Sri Lanka), as well as nationals of Algeria, Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay and the United States.

Visas are required by all other nationalities, obtainable from Maltese or British diplomatic missions abroad. Nationals from countries needing a visa are usually granted one on arrival, especially if staying only a short time. Immigration officials do not stamp the passports of persons arriving by sea, but if any crew member/passenger is leaving by air, then it is necessary to notify the port police, who will stamp passports.

Yachts may remain an indefinite amount of time in Malta, but the length of time people may stay depends on immigration requirements.

 

Customs

Firearms will be taken into custody on arrival and returned prior to departure, or sealed on board if there is a suitable locker.

 

Restrictions

There are no limitations on cruising around the archipelago, but Valletta Port Control must be kept informed on VHF Channel 12 of the movement of the yacht while away from the marina.

Spear-fishing without a licence is strictly prohibited, and the penalty is a heavy fine. Diving is prohibited in some areas and any archaeological finds must be reported.

Weather Forecast

Transmitted daily on VHF by Valletta Radio – Channel 11 – at the following times: Summer (Local Time) 0903, 1303, 1903, 0003 - Winter (Local Time) 0803, 1203, 1803, 2303.  Malta Radio – Channel 4 – transmits the forecast one hour ahead of Valletta radio’s schedule.  Weather forecast may be obtained from the Met. Office – Tel: +356 50043848 or from the following websites:-

www.maltaweather.com
www.maltairport.com/weather
www.windfinder.com

 

Distance from Mediterranean Ports to Malta

City Miles City Miles
Alexandria  822 Monte Carlo  600
Barcelona  666 Piraeus  517
Corfu  370 Port Said  940
Genoa  580 Sardinia  230
Gibraltar  996 Syracuse  86
Marseilles  635 Tunisia  222

 

Other Services and Information

Valletta Port Control

Valletta Port Control (Valletta Radio) transmits on VHF Channel 12 (24hrs) Tel: +356 22914491/2.

 

Quarantine Regulations

Yachts carrying cats or dogs on board and in possession of certificates and ear-chips are allowed to berth alongside after the animals have been inspected by the Health Department’s Vet. One may contact the Port Health Department on phone number +356 2122 4810 for further information.

 

Immigration

Visas are not required for nationals of the European Union and Commonwealth countries (except Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Nigeria and Sri Lanka), as well as nationals of Algeria, Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay and the United States.

Visas are required by all other nationalities, obtainable from Maltese or British diplomatic missions abroad. Nationals from countries needing a visa are usually granted one on arrival, especially if staying only a short time. Immigration officials do not stamp the passports of persons arriving by sea, but if any crew member/passenger is leaving by air, then it is necessary to notify the port police, who will stamp passports.

Yachts may remain an indefinite amount of time in Malta, but the length of time people may stay depends on immigration requirements.

 

Customs

Firearms will be taken into custody on arrival and returned prior to departure, or sealed on board if there is a suitable locker.

 

Restrictions

There are no limitations on cruising around the archipelago, but Valletta Port Control must be kept informed on VHF Channel 12 of the movement of the yacht while away from the marina.

Spear-fishing without a licence is strictly prohibited, and the penalty is a heavy fine. Diving is prohibited in some areas and any archaeological finds must be reported.

Weather Forecast

Transmitted daily on VHF by Valletta Radio – Channel 11 – at the following times: Summer (Local Time) 0903, 1303, 1903, 0003 - Winter (Local Time) 0803, 1203, 1803, 2303.  Malta Radio – Channel 4 – transmits the forecast one hour ahead of Valletta radio’s schedule.  Weather forecast may be obtained from the Met. Office – Tel: +356 50043848 or from the following websites:-

www.maltaweather.com
www.maltairport.com/weather
www.windfinder.com

 

Distance from Mediterranean Ports to Malta

City Miles City Miles
Alexandria  822 Monte Carlo  600
Barcelona  666 Piraeus  517
Corfu  370 Port Said  940
Genoa  580 Sardinia  230
Gibraltar  996 Syracuse  86
Marseilles  635 Tunisia  222