Making EuroPride Valletta 2023 and all its events accessible to all people.
The Maltese Islands are fairly accessible throughout and are now more wheelchair-friendly than ever before! Starting with your arrival, The Malta International Airport has trained assistants to help those with reduced mobility, and you can even book Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRM) services through your airline carrier. There is also priority seating inside the terminal, as well as lifts and escalators to all floors, designated toilets, and parking.
When it comes to tourist attractions, many temples, museums, churches, and forts have been adapted with ramps, lifts, and mod-cons to make them more wheelchair-friendly.
If you want to visit a seaside location, many of the Blue Flag beaches are equipped with wooden walkways and parking for persons with disability. There are floating beach wheelchairs available too.
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St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta
Fort St Elmo – National War Museum, Valletta
National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta
Malta Maritime Museum, Birgu
Tarxien Temples, Tarxien
Domus Romana, Rabat & Mdina
Ġgantija Temples, Xagħra, Gozo
Malta National Aquarium, St Paul’s Bay
Many bays in Malta and Gozo are accessible to people with accessibility needs, with special wheelchairs for beaches, ramps, hoists and platforms with ramps leading to the sea.
Mellieħa Bay – also called Għadira Bay- is the most accessible beach in Malta and also the longest sandy beach stretching across 800m, making it one of the most popular beaches among holidaymakers.
Ġnejna Bay, Mġarr
Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq, Naxxar
Buġibba Perched Beach, Mellieħa
Fond Għadir, Sliema
Golden Bay, Mellieħa
Little Armier, Mellieħa
Dawret it-Tunnara, Mellieħa
St. George’s Bay, St Julians
Ta’ Fajtata, Marsaskala
Pretty Bay, Birżebbuġa
Qawra Point, St Paul’s Bay
Ramla Bay, Xagħra
As all accommodation providers are legally required to offer accessibility assistance, when it comes to finding a place to stay, there are a variety of hotels, farmhouses, villas, apartments, and boutique hotels to choose from. It is always wise, however, to contact these places ahead of time to ensure that the premises are suitable for you.
The flavour of Maltese cuisine is the result of a 7,000-year relationship with the many civilisations that have occupied the Maltese Islands. To ensure that your chosen restaurant is suitable for your disability, please call the establishment directly.
If special assistance is required at Malta International Airport, staff are trained to make your arrival or departure from Malta as seamless and comfortable as possible. You can book Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRM) services through your airline carrier.
In order to help the airport deliver a better and more efficient service, we strongly recommend that you book at least 48 hours before departure.
The Autism-Friendly Programme asks autistic travellers through Malta International Airport to complete a form to help identify ways in which the team can appropriately assist them. Travellers can also order a free wristband or cap; two accessories designed to ensure that the airport’s staff can immediately identify the person needing additional assistance. Please contact the airport to learn about the various other initiatives in place to support qualifying travellers.
The Gozo Ferry is also fully wheelchair accessible, though if you are travelling by car, it is essential to make yourself known to staff and let them know you would like to be parked near a lift, otherwise you risk being blocked in by other cars and having to remain in your vehicle for the duration of your journey, which is not permissible.
Contact Gozo Channel in advance of your journey to advise them of the date and time you expect to arrive at the ferry terminal so they can prepare to assist your boarding and crossing.
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Both Lascaris Wharf Terminal and the Mġarr Harbour Terminal offer full accessibility to persons with mobility impairments, including wheelchair users. Both ferries are also equipped with ramps to allow passengers with mobility impairments and wheelchair users to board and alight safely and to have a peaceful and safe trip.
All the buses operated by the Malta Public Transport, the ferries operated by Valletta Ferry Services and the Barrakka Lift are also fully accessible to passengers with mobility impairments and to wheelchair users
Buses on the Maltese Islands also cater to those requiring special access or facilities, with priority seating available and excellent audiovisual systems. All buses, including sightseeing buses, are equipped with ramps, however, when using any type of organised transportation, it is recommended to check accessibility.
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Wheelchair Friendly Car Hire (WFCH), provided a broad range of specially adapted car hire vehicles to cater for the needs of disabled drivers and passengers. Vehicles can be hired on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and provide a door-to-door delivery and collection service.
For more information, click here or phone on +356 99493963.
Whilst the Maltese Islands go out of their way to accommodate those with accessibility requirements, should you require any further assistance, thanks to CRPD Malta, helpful advice is never more than a click away at: [email protected]