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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)

St Julians

When to go

As one of the most popular tourist resort towns in Malta, St Julian's benefits from the island's hot climate and inviting landscapes. The destination welcomes plenty of holidaymakers throughout the year, yet the scorching temperatures of summer - often touching 35°C in the midst of July and August - are likely to attract the biggest crowds. Rainfall is its heaviest around November, but even then the balmy climate has a habit of keeping those visitors coming, with cheap Malta holidays tempting tourists all year round.

Health and safety

As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and family on your trip.

It's also a good idea to apply for a free European Health Insurance Card - EHIC before leaving the UK, as this entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Maltese nationals. It won't, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment.

If you're looking at Malta holiday deals specifically with the aim of taking part in sports or watersports, including hiking, you should make sure your insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page for more information, and for the latest health and safety information visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malta/health.

Passports and visas

British citizens don't need a visa to enter Malta, but must have a valid passport. By law, you must carry your passport with you and may need to show it when paying by credit card. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/Malta/entry-requirements.

Getting around

Malta's roads efficiently connect all the major towns and cities. St Julian's fits right into that, while swift bus journeys will see you enjoying lively Sliema or the capital, Valletta, in short order. Similarly, the city itself is structured in such a way that it's easy to navigate.

Malta is a small country and is home to just one airport - yet that's not going to give you any issues. Most tour operators include transfers as part of a holiday package so getting to your resort is easy. Alternatively, you can catch the X2 bus from the airport and be stepping out into the sunshine of St Julian's in under 45 minutes.

Advice for travellers with children

St Julian's is hugely kid-friendly, although the lively party antics of the district of Paceville might be a little too rowdy for little ones. Altogether, the combination of sun and sea will give the whole family plenty to do, especially when there are waterparks and a Playmobil theme park close at hand. If you're planning an All Inclusive holiday in Malta to take some of the stress out of travellin with kids, rest assured there are plenty of great choices here.

St Julian's seafront is rocky and the water is deep, so those looking for a paddle ought to head out to the sandy beaches close to the town instead. Luckily, the playgrounds and parks by the promenade are going to give the little ones plenty of ways to enjoy the sunshine, while still staying close to the sea.

Electricity

Connector type: Three pin plug, same as the UK.

Voltage Info: 230V

Emergency information

In Malta, you can contact the emergency services on 112 or call 196 directly for an ambulance. Lines are operated in English.

British Consulate

If you're a victim of crime or affected by a crisis overseas, or if something happens to a relative or partner, contact the British Consulate in Ta' Xbiex. This is midway between Sliema and Valletta, and therefore not too far from St Julian's.

Address: Whitehall Mansions, Ta' Xbiex Seafront, Ta' Xbiex, XBX 1026, Malta

Email: malta.consulate@fco.gov.uk

Phone (from within Malta): 2323 0000

Phone (from the UK): +356 2323 0000

Hospital

St James Hospital in Sliema is just a short drive from St Julian's, and has a solid reputation in handling cases for foreign visitors.

Address: George Borg Olivier St, Sliema SLM 1807, Malta

Phone: +356 2329 1000