India visa requirements for Malteses

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Malteses

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • For a duration of 90 days, citizens of Malta can visit India by applying for an e-visa. This e-visa costs about US$80.
  • Citizens of Malta are expected to have applied for the e-visa, at least four days before departure. 
  • Visitors with the e-visa can gain entry to India through 28 airports and 5 seaports.
  • All tourists are to show a valid passport of a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • The import and export of foreign currencies are unlimited, however, amounts exceeding $ 5,000 or its equivalent would be declared.
  • Also, the importation and exportation of the local currency of India are set at a maximum of INR 25,000.
  • Tourists from Malta travelling to India with firearms require an Import Permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
  • Minors visiting alone are required to have a consent letter signed by both parents or guardian.
  • Maltese visiting India with pets (dogs and cats) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued in Malta.
  • Citizens of Malta are advised to get treated against common illnesses before travelling to India.
  • Intending visitors can get to India from any international airport in Malta. There is an international airport in Luqa.
  • Lufthansa, Air India, Air Malta, Air India and Virgin Atlantic are some of the airlines that fly from Malta to India.
  • The estimated flight time from Malta to New Delhi, India is 11 hours, 50 minutes.
  • Cows do wander freely in the streets of India even in major cities. They are harmless, so tourists are advised to give them room. Also, Indians value their cows and respecting these cows can prevent a bad relationship with the locals.
  • Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.
  • The Indian rupee is the official currency used in India. Visitors can various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • India is a country with hundreds of languages spoken in the country. It has no national language.  Hindi and English are however the official languages.
  • Visitors are advised to budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses while in India.
  • India has a temperate and tropical climate. It has four major seasons which are summer which is from March to May, winter from December to February, monsoon from June to September and post-monsoon also known as northeast monsoon which is from October to November. 
  • The Taj Mahal, The Holy City of Varanasi, Harmandir Sahib and The Golden City are some of the places tourists can visit while in India.
  • India uses India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). India is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Malta.
  • Indians use a head wobble to mean "yes" or agree to something and also as a form of greeting. Learning to do this could benefit a visitor's interaction with the locals
  • Transportation in India can be done with buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type  C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in India are butter chicken, alu gobi, rogan josh and samosas.
  • Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I dress while in India?

India is a conservative tourist destination, so tourists are advised to wear clothing that covers most parts of their body. Although the temperature in India may be warm, you don't want to draw too much attention while walking on the streets.

How much will I spend in India on low budget?

Tourists on a low budget can spend about $45 on daily expenses while in India. This covers meal, hotel and transportation.

Is India expensive to visit?

The country is generally known as one of the least expensive destinations for travelers, especially for low budget travelers. Tourists can explore and enjoy the beauty of India without spending much.

What are some of the historical sites in India?

India has a long and fascinating history of wars, conquest, discovery and so on, with lots of historical sites. These sites include Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutb Minar Complex, Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Fatehpur Sikri and many more.