The currency was changed to the Euro (EUR) on 1 January 2008 (Maltese lira are no longer accepted). Banks, ATMs and exchange bureaux can be found all over the islands, as well as foreign exchange machines in the tourist areas. Banks generally open mornings Monday to Saturday, but exchange bureaux at the international airport are open 24 hours a day. Many hotels, shops and restaurants accept foreign currency, but currency can be changed into lira at banks and tourist offices. Most hotels and restaurants, as well as many shops, accept Access, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club International, MasterCard and Visa.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Malta||€ 1||€ 5||€ 10||€ 100||€ 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 1.44||A$ 7.20||A$ 14.41||A$ 144.07||A$ 1,440.68|
|Canada||C$ 1.46||C$ 7.30||C$ 14.60||C$ 146.02||C$ 1,460.23|
|Ireland||€ 1.00||€ 5.00||€ 10.00||€ 100.00||€ 1,000.00|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 1.58||NZ$ 7.88||NZ$ 15.77||NZ$ 157.69||NZ$ 1,576.86|
|South Africa||R 14.33||R 71.63||R 143.25||R 1,432.51||R 14,325.12|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.79||£ 3.96||£ 7.93||£ 79.26||£ 792.58|
|United States of America||US$ 1.34||US$ 6.70||US$ 13.39||US$ 133.90||US$ 1,339.05|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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