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Health and transport

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The health system

Malta enjoys a high standard of medical care. Modern medical facilities are available through the regional health centres and three general hospitals. There are also a number of private clinics and private hospitals available.

People receiving medical treatment who may need to bring medicines into Malta or purchase their medication from Malta are advised to carry a letter of introduction from their family doctor. Medical insurance is advisable if seeking care in private clinics and private hospitals.

In Malta, the Government provides a free comprehensive health service to all residents. All residents have access to preventive, investigative, curative and rehabilitative services in Government health centres and hospitals. Expats with a valid work permit are entitled to free health care treatment too. This is possible thanks to the social- security contributions that are paid when working in Malta.

All Deloitte Malta employees, and their dependants are covered by a Healthcare policy. Deloitte sponsors this benefit by covering the costs for the Private Clinic Plan and covers the cost of the Budget Hospital Plan for the requirements of a work permit.

Deloitte Malta works with the Richmond Foundation locally to provide mental health support to its people by offering complimentary sessions.

Transport

Flights

The Maltese national airline is  Air Malta, however several major and low-cost airlines operate scheduled services to and from main European points, North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East.

Roads

Driving in Malta is on the left-hand side. Travelling by car is the easiest way to get around in Malta. Before driving, ensure that your driver’s licence is valid in Malta. Non-EU citizens may use a valid driver’s licence issued in their country for 12 months from the date of arrival. Once this period lapses, a new licence must be issued through the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Unit. EU nationals may use the driver’s licence issued in their country until its expiration. Check out the road map of Malta on Google.

Public transport

Holders of Tallinja Card can travel for free on Day Routes, Night Routes and Special Services. Bus services on the Maltese islands generally operate from around 17:30 to 23:30pm.

There are number of routes that link the different localities in Malta to either major hubs such as Valletta, Mater Dei Hospital and the Airport or to other destinations.

There is also an app (Tallinja App) that can be downloaded where real time information about the bus service can be accessed. This may be downloaded from: iPhone users: https://itunes.apple.com/mt/app/tallinja Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/ details?id=com.mpt.tallinjaapp

Ferry services

Crossings between the two major islands (Malta and Gozo) are run by the Gozo Channel Company’s ferry services and Gozo Fast Ferry. Ferries are also available to travel between Valletta and Sliema, and a shuttle service from Valletta to Vittoriosa and Senglea which operates using traditional Maltese boats. There is also a ferry terminal at the Grand Harbour that connects Malta to Pozzallo and Catania in Sicily.

Taxis

There are various taxi services in Malta such as eCabs, Bolt and Uber. These operate in both Malta and Gozo. All these options are available to and from any location in Malta, and at extremely good rates. You can easily book and pay your cab through the app, or pay in person once you arrive at your destination.

Car rentals

The most efficient way of getting around the island would be by renting a car from different car rental companies found on the island.

Eco-friendly options

If you would like a more sustainable option, Tallinja have various stations across the island where you can rent a bike and pay as you go. E-scooters are also available in major towns and cities around Malta through Similarly, pay as you go apps such as Bolt and Whizzascoot among others. These are very affordable ands more sustainable ways of getting around the island.

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