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Malta Currency
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Maltese Lira (Lm) = 100 cents = 1000 mils.

Notes are in denominations of Lm20, 10, 5 and 2. Coins are in denominations of Lm1, and 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

A number of gold and silver coins are also minted.

Currency exchange

Money can be changed at the banks, bureaux de change, some hotels, and in larger shops and restaurants. Automated foreign exchange machines and ATMs are available at various locations on the islands.

Credit & debit cards

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available before travelling.

Travellers cheques

Exchanged in the normal authorised institutions on the island.

Currency restrictions

The import of local currency is limited to Lm1000. The export of local currency is limited to Lm1000. The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited, subject to declaration if contemplating re-export up to the amount imported.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures are included as a guide to the movements of the Maltese Lira against Sterling and the US Dollar:
 
Date Nov '07
£1.00=
0.61716
$1.00=
0.29607
 
Banking hours

Monday-Friday 0830-1230 hrs and 1430-1600 hrs, Saturday 0830-1130 hrs.
Useful travel links
AMEX Travellers Cheques information on Amex travellers cheques
Oanda International currency and foreign exchange services
Travellers Cheques Visa information on Visa travellers cheques
Universal Currency Converter online foreign exchange and currency
VISA ATM Locator location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards