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Scotland Vs Malta travel advice

Travel advice for Scotland supporters making the trip to Malta for the Malta v Scotland World Cup qualifier on 4 September 2016

Date: Sunday 4 September 2016

Venue: Ta’ Qali National Stadium

Kick off time: 8:45pm (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Malta.

Passport and visas

Please check your passport and visa details:

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Malta but you must have a valid passport
  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • make sure you take out good travel insurance – it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • bring a copy of your passport biodata page, in case you lose your passport or have it stolen
  • if you lose your passport, or have it stolen, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) from the British High Commission

Getting to Ta Qali stadium

  • there are limited transportation links to the Ta Qali Stadium. You can catch a bus to reach the venue. Routes from Valletta/Sliema and Qawra will roughly take an hour
  • NO public transport is available after the match. The last bus leaves at 22:30 and the match will still be underway at that time
  • you should make make alternative travel arrangements, like a pre booked taxi, before leaving for the stadium:

Ecabs - +356 21383838 (taxi)

Yellow Cabs - +356 22982298 (taxi)

Williams Garage - +356 21575146 (taxi)

Johns Garage - +356 22982998 (mini vans)

Wembleys - +356 21374141

Percius - +356 21442530

Zarb Coaches - +356 21489991 (coaches and mini vans)

Paramount – +356 21432001

Kopta-Co - +356 21338667

  • the white taxi service can be pre-booked and picks up passengers from anywhere, except bus stops.Taxi services from the Malta International airport to all places in Malta are based on a fixed tariff; for more information visit the Malta international airport website.

At the match

  • access to the stadium might be slow; there will be ticket checks and you should have your passport with you. ‘Pat down’ body searches may take place at the entrance to the turnstiles
  • you should aim to arrive at the stadium early; gates will open 2 hours before kick-off
  • flags and banners are welcome, but not if they’re on sticks; flags of an overtly political, sectarian or religious nature won’t be allowed and may be confiscated
  • toilet and catering facilities will be available inside the stadium
  • fans without tickets won’t be allowed into the stadium and will be removed from the stadium area
  • fans who misbehave will be arrested and prosecuted the following day

Helpful tips for the local area

As in any other city, beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town historical centre and when using public transport.

Only carry what you need. Leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits and never leave valuables or anything on show in cars.

British High Commission address

Whitehall Mansions, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex, Malta, XBX 1026

Public opening hours: Monday, Tuesday Thursday, Friday, 9am to 1pm (closed all day Wednesday)

Telephone: +356 2323 0000

Emergency services numbers: Fire/Police/Ambulance: 112