The Maltese archipelago in the central Mediterranean Sea consists of the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino and other uninhabited islets. Malta is the highest island and together with the other inhabited islands has natural harbours and rocky coves. Soil conditions are poor but vegetable crops are grown in some areas. There is no woodland growth. Tourism and ship repair provide income.

The climate is Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Rainfall occurs mainly October to March. Temperatures vary between 12°C in January and 27°C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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