Malta is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented this treaty - the European Union except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Likewise, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty. But be careful: not all EU members have signed the Schengen treaty, and not all Schengen members are part of the European Union. This means that there may be spot customs checks but no immigration checks travelling within Schengen but to/from a non-EU country or you may have to clear immigration but not customs travelling within the EU but to/from a non-Schengen country.

Please see the article Travel in the Schengen Zone for more information about how the scheme works and what entry requirements are.Visitors from outside the EU, including Americans, must fill out a landing card, available on board some arriving flights sometimes or in the entrance hall of the airport from the small box between the customs agents.

By plane
By plane

Malta's own national carrier, Air Malta, has regular connections to many European, North African and Middle Eastern centres.

Ryanair flies from Liverpool JLA , London Luton, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Dublin, Madrid, Marseille, Trapani, Bristol, Pisa, Kaunas, Krakow, Stockholm Skavsta, Malmö, Gothenburg, Seville, Valencia, Venice Treviso, Milano Bergamo, Wroclaw, Girona, Birmingham, Bari and Billund Denmark.

Easyjet flies from Liverpool JLA , Belfast, Newcastle, Rome, Milan Malpensa and London Gatwick. However several of these routes do not fly during late fall / winter.

Wizzair flies from Bucharest, Budapest, Gdansk and Sofia

Malta's international Airport is located between Luqa and Gudja.

By ship
By ship

There are ferries to the Sicilian port of Pozzallo, Italy 90 minutes. At present, only Virtu Ferries make the crossing. There are no sailings on some days, so do check their website for the schedule. The ferries also take vehicles. However, discount airlines like Ryanair can be more convenient and the prices of their flights are often comparable or cheaper to the cost of a boat trip. In the high season, ferry ticket prices can skyrocket to above €100 per person, without a vehicle summer 2015.