Accessible Travel

Maltese government policy is to improve access for people with disabilities, but many of Malta's historic places – notably the steep, stepped streets of Valletta – remain difficult, if not impossible, to negotiate for those with restricted mobility. Several sights are accessible, however, including Fort St Elmo & National War Museum, the Grand Master's Palace, the Malta Experience and the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta.

A good number of the more expensive hotels have wheelchair access and some have rooms specially designed for guests with disabilities. Sliema, with its long promenade, is a good place to be based. The Malta and Gozo bus services have wheelchair-accessible buses.

The Nautic Team on Gozo is equipped for divers with disabilities, offering courses and equipment hire.

The Malta Tourism Authority ( can provide information on hotels and sights that are equipped for wheelchair users.

The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities can provide information on facilities and access for travellers with a disability in Malta.

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