Malta is popular for its beaches which are both lively and quiet. The beaches are popular dive sites among tourists. There are also lagoons which allow tourists to perform activities like snorkeling. Nightclubs in the country come alive during the evening time and this is also one of the activities tourists who enjoy the nightlife relish. The climate, architectural and historical monuments as well as the three UNESCO World Heritage sites are major pulls for tourists in the country.
Tourism in the country has been on the rise over the years. There has been an increase in the number of hotels over time which also has led to an increase in the number of foreigners who visit the country. On average, 1.6 million tourists visit Malta each year. The tourism industry is very important to the Maltese economy as it contributes to 15% of the country’s GDP.
Foreigners are neither allowed entry into the country nor allowed to leave the country with more than €10,000 or its equivalent in any currency.