MOVE TO MALTA
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Are you considering investing in real estate within the EU or taking up RESIDENCE or CITIZENSHIP within an EU/Schengen country? Time to pack your suitcases and pick up your dream property hunting plans in Malta and Gozo!
With immediate effect, South Africa has officially been taken off the Maltese Islands dark red list which means you can now enter Malta without the need to quarantine, provided you are fully vaccinated and in possession of a Malta recognised vaccine certificate.
Also from March 7, 2022, vaccine certificates that are not approved by the European Medicines Agency but that are recognised by the World Health Organisation, will be deemed valid in Malta. People carrying one of these vaccines, including Sinopharm and Covishield, will still need a negative PCR test to travel to Malta.
If you have been putting off your travel plans to Malta, now is the time to visit, and perhaps combine your stay with a property show around. Frank Salt Real Estate are here to assist as a one stop shop, not only when it comes to property needs, but also making necessary arrangements, such as helping with your travel itinerary, sourcing accommodation and pre-arranging property viewings.
Malta is an EU country with a sunny, Mediterranean climate and a low cost of living. It offers a very attractive standard of living, a stable economy, low crime rate, and excellent healthcare service. Its diverse and active social life caters to all ages, with many cultural events held throughout the year, most of them in English. Good food and wine are important to the Maltese people and the island has a vast array of restaurants for all tastes and pockets. It has 7,000 years of history for you to immerse yourself in.
The island is very well connected with flights to South Africa leaving weekly via Istanbul, Dubai, Frankfurt, Rome, Heathrow and Paris, amongst others. Rome is a 1.5hr flight away, whilst London is a 3hr flight.
Malta offers very attractive Residence, Visa and Relocation programmes, ideal for South African nationals keen to invest in an offshore holiday or retirement place with residency and ease of movement across Europe as part of the package.
English remains one of the two official languages and almost everyone speaks English fluently. Driving is on the same side of the road as South Africa. There are daily and weekly flights to South Africa via a number of European hubs. The Maltese islands offer a good choice of property, from apartments in vibrant towns to villas and rural retreats. The property market is very stable, offering steady capital growth.
The advantages of moving to Malta are numerous , so our best advice is to attend one of the seminars that Frank Salt Real Estate (a Malta based real estate group operating on the Maltese Islands since 1969) organises on a regular basis in South Africa. You can also drop us an email and one of our Residence and Relocation experts will be in touch.
For an indication of the types of properties available to rent or buy visit the Frank Salt Real Estate property portal franksalt.com.mt