Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, just 50 miles south of Italy, the Republic of Malta is a Southern European island country. Though it is such a small island, around 122 square miles in size, it is still one of the world’s most densely populated countries with a population of just under 450,000. The capital city, Valletta, is, in fact, the smallest national capital in the European Union, but is incredibly popular and draws in around one million tourists every single year who seek the warm climate, the old-fashioned style and rich architecture.
Due to its location within the European Union, it is relatively easy to send parcels abroad to Malta, in comparison to many other countries. However, before sending a parcel to Malta, it is important to check out what you are allowed to send, whether or not you need to deal with customs and how you should appropriately address the label. This way you can rest assured that your package will arrive safely, and as quickly as you need it to. You can find out all of that information below. If you have any other questions or need greater support, then please do get in contact with us.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from the UK to Malta?
As Malta is a part of the European Union, any parcels sent there are subject to the same regulations as all across Europe. This means you don’t need to fill out a customs declaration.
How much does it cost to send a parcel from the UK to Malta?
It all depends on how you wish to send your parcel. For example, a small parcel can cost as little as £15; however, it will cost more for additional services. These services include drop-off delivery, parcel cover and signature tracking. Rest assured that, no matter the contents and how precious it is, we can find a way to deliver your parcel safely to its destination.
How should I address my parcel for delivery to Malta?
The style of the Malta address system is somewhat different to that of the UK and can seem a bit confusing at first. It has six address lines and a 7 digit postcode - this useful guide by the Universal Postal Union makes it clear and easy to understand.
|Parcel Weight||Post and mail||ParcelBroker||Savings|
|5kg||£43.65 +VAT||£26.17 +VAT||£17.48 Save 40%|
|10kg||£62.15 +VAT||£26.17 +VAT|| £35.98 |
|20kg||£82.15 +VAT||£30.30 +VAT|| £51.85 |
What items can I send to Malta?
As with all countries, there are a number of items that you are unable to send to Malta and, if you attempt to send them, they will be seized by customs. In this case, those items include any meat and dairy, explosives, asbestos, corrosive materials and substances which could spontaneously combust.
If you have something to send and you are not sure whether it will be denied entry, then you can contact the customs office at Malta airport. For a more detailed list from the official Malta Airport website, check out this page.