Over a million people visit Malta each year to see the island nation’s ancient architecture, try Maltese cuisine, and attend musical and cultural events. The Mediterranean archipelago has just as much history, charm, and culture as any other European travel destination. This September is the best time to visit, as there will be several major happenings taking place, all open to international visitors.
The World-Famous BBC Concert Orchestra with It’s a Kind of Magic –
The Queen Story, on September 24th
Malta is pleased to welcome the BBC Concert Orchestra back for the second time on September 24th for a musical extravaganza, featuring the works of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and John Lennon.
The event’s highlight is It’s a Kind of Magic – The Queen Story, which will be performed on an exact replica of the iconic Live Aid set from Wembley Stadium. Tickets can be purchased here. Early booking is advised because the number of tickets available is limited. The evening’s host will be Tony Hadley, the lead singer of Spandau Ballet.
The BBC Concert Orchestra isn’t all that Malta has to offer, however. The very next day, The Malta International Airshow will be taking place, another of the September events in Malta that keeps the line-up full.
The Malta International Airshow, a Must See for Aviation Enthusiasts, September 25th – 26th
The Malta Int’l Airshow is returning for its 28th year, after a three-year absence. The event will be held along the coast of St. Paul’s Bay and in Park 4 of Malta Int’l Airport.
This impressive presentation will involve civil and military airplanes, from multiple countries. In the past, the air show has attracted incredible aircraft to the islands, including Italian F-104s, US Navy Tornados, Spitfires, Hurricanes, and Israeli F-15s and F-16s. You can book tickets by clicking here.
If all of that wasn’t enough, on September 28th, Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra will perform at the Floriana Granaries, conducted by Jules Buckley.
The Legendary Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics, on September 28th
On September 28th, British DJ Pete Tong will perform alongside The Heritage Orchestra. This concert is set to be one of the most popular events in Malta this year. The musical ensemble will play three albums, Classic House, Ibiza Classics, and Chilled Classics.
The performance will be held at the open-air Floriana Granaries, in the shadow of the neoclassical St. Publius Church. Tickets will sell out fast, so you will want to get them as quickly as possible. You can find out more information about tickets here.
Entering Malta During the Pandemic
Maltese authorities are doing their best to make travel into Malta safe and hassle-free. In order to enter Malta, you will need to present proof of vaccination. Your COVID-19 vaccine passport or vaccination certificate will suffice.
Approved vaccines are Moderna, Janssen, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca. Malta’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been praised by the World Health Organisation and the European Union. It’s one of the safest travel destinations in Europe, with over 80% of its population having received at least their first dose of vaccine.
What’s the Best Way to Travel to Malta?
While some people enjoy taking a ferry to the Mediterranean archipelago, visiting by airplane is the fastest and most convenient option during the pandemic. There are 18 airlines that fly into Malta, including Ryanair and Wizz Air. Cruise liners will also continue their journeys to and from the sunny island nation.
Malta is one of the world’s premier travel destinations, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re looking for a safe but exciting place to visit, then Malta should be at the top of your list.