In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Malta
Malta is a hugely popular travel destination and it is also part of the European Union. All of this has resulted in a rather safe environment where you do not need to worry too much.
For example, the country is never high on the list of countries that are targeted by terrorist groups and there is no anti-western sentiment in the country. However, due to the increasing concerns all over Europe, you should still take basic measures of precaution.
When it comes to crime, Malta is a rather safe country, with no particular crimes being any more likely than in the rest of Europe. In fact, when compared to some European countries and especially big tourist cities, Malta is even safer.
That being said, you should always be careful with your things and valuables, just as you would be in any other tourist destination. Pickpocketing is not a huge problem, although there have been some instances in areas that are crowded during night time and in some buses, those going from Valletta to St. Julian’s in particular.
Paceville, the Malta’s nightlife premier spot is also sometimes a stage for fights and the usual shenanigans that happens in areas where a lot of young, drunk people are crammed too closely together.
For those of you who like an active vacation, you will be glad to hear that the healthcare services in Malta are superb, especially since the new Mater Dei General Hospital opened its doors in 2007, after years of construction and equipping which cost more than half a billion euros.