Environmental Contribution

Posted on: June 15, 2016

To Enhance the Maltese Islands' Tourism Product

As from June 1, 2016, the Government of Malta has introduced an Environmental Contribution on stays at all types of accommodation.

All revenue generated from this initiative will be used to upgrade and embellish the local infrastructure in touristic areas around the Maltese Islands.

If you are 18 years or older on the day of arrival, you will be required to pay an Environmental Contribution amounting to €0.50c per night up to a maximum of €5 for each continuous stay in the Maltese Islands, including twin-centre holidays in Malta and Gozo.

This applies to local and foreign guests staying at any type of accommodation including hotels, guesthouses, farmhouses, villas, hostels, self-catering apartments, b&b, host families etc.

The contribution is not included in your room rate and so you will be charged for it separately. This contribution is not subject to VAT, commissions or other charges.

Our hotel is obliged to collect the contribution and pass it on to the Government of Malta. We are also expected to keep a record of the number of guests, their ages and length of stay. This information will enable us to calculate the charge and keep an audit trail.

For this reason, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your date of birth and to support this with a document, such as a passport or driver’s licence.

All data is collected and processed in accordance with the Data Protection laws of Malta.

If you have questions about this Environmental Contribution, you may get in touch with the Ministry for Tourism on T: 2291 5038 or E: environmentalcontribution@gov.mt or the Malta Tourism Authority on T: 2291 5000 or E: info@visitmalta.com

For further information visit www.tourism.gov.mt

Environmental Contribution at a Glance

• Applies to: Persons 18yrs or older on day of arrival and staying at ANY type of accommodation.

• Starting Date: 1st June 2016 (Note: Stays that begin before this date and finish after, are NOT included)

• Calculation: €0.50c x Person x Number of Nights

• Maximum Charge: €5.00 per person per continuous stay.