You have probably heard about Malta or you probably haven’t. Many people ignore the existence of this small and beautiful charming island.
Malta is a small country located in the Mediterranean Sea, in the south and very close to Sicily (Italy). This country consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is the largest of the three islands. Throughout history, the Maltese archipelago was strategically important for the domination of the Mediterranean because of its location.
Many people think that Malta is part of Italy, or even Spain! (nooope). In fact, Malta has been an independent country since 1964 and a Republic since 13 December 1974. Before these dates Malta was part of the British Empire.
If you want to study in Europe and you can’t decide on your destination or you have many doubts about the countries you could go to, we help you to decide!
Malta is one of the best choices for you. It’s a small country where the official language is English along with Maltese, it has beautiful landscapes and amazing weather and it’s the meeting point for many people around the world. That means you will find an international environment which will help you in learning English and will enrich your mind and soul with different cultures from all over the world. Not to forget to mention that Malta is a quite affordable country compared to other countries in Europe.
So, what are you waiting for? Malta is a great opportunity to study in Europe and here I’ll explain a few facts about the country, so you can fully decide and know more about the island.
1. MALTA’S CURRENCY
Euro is the only currency used in Malta. They have been using this currency since 2008 after the country joined the European Union in May 2004. Before the Euro was introduced on the island, the currency they used was the Maltese Lira (Lm).
Currency exchange in Malta
If you come to Malta with a foreign currency, you can easily exchange money in many locations across Malta, mostly through the banks and financial services providers.
These are some locations where you can exchange your money in Malta and Gozo:
- Malta International Airport: Arrivals, in HSBC bank (automated), located to your left when you exit baggage collection.
- Valletta: Fexserv (Republic Street) and W&J Coppini & Co (58, Merchants Street)
- Buġibba: (53c, Islet Promenade)
- St. Julian’s: Fexserv (66A, St. George’s Road) and W&J Coppini & Co (6, Triq Ross)