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Information about Car Rental and Driving in Malta

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions


Driving Overview


General Information

There are three islands that make up the nation of Malta: Malta, Gozo and Comino. These islands are located in the Mediterranean Sea and all have low-lying terrains with no mountains or rivers. The real treasures of Malta are the harbors, sandy beaches and rock coves.

Requirements

To rent a car in Malta, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for at least 2 years. Drivers renting a car under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. The maximum rental age for rentals is 70 years. Child seats are not mandatory on Malta.

Speed Limits

Speed limits in Malta are as follows: City 25mph/40kph Open Roads 40mph/64kph

Rules of the Road

Traffic travels on the left and passing is only allowed on the right.

Malta Driving InformationGas

Most gas stations are open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Tolls

There are no toll highways on Malta.

Parking

Parking meters line the major streets of Malta and are valid for 1 to 2 hours of parking.


Insurance Information


General Information

Car rental insurance varies widely, so please review the information below prior to making your reservation. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car rental rates include fire and third party liability insurance. In Malta, all our rates also provide collision coverage. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

The following guidelines apply to rentals commencing in Malta.

Malta Driving InformationRequired Coverage

In Malta Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is mandatory. CDW reduces the deductible (responsibility of the client) to US$500. Third party liability insurance is included in case of damage or injury to people or property outside of the rental car.

Optional Coverage

Theft protection, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$7 - US$9 per day. Theft protection reduces the deductible in case of theft to zero. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available at the rental counter for approximately US$8 per day. Super CDW may be offered locally to reduce the deductible as low as zero.


Rental Restrictions


General Information

Cars rented in Malta are not allowed outside of the country.

Restricted Countries

Cars are not permitted to be taken off the island of Malta.

Malta Driving InformationOne-Way Rentals

Domestic and international one way automobile rentals are NOT allowed in Malta.