As from June 1, 2016, the Government of Malta is introducing an Environmental Contribution. 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, and starting your stay on 1st June 2016 or after, 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.
The Managers/Owners of the accommodation property where you are staying are obliged to collect the contribution and pass it on to Government. They are also expected to keep a record of the number of guests, their ages and length of stay. This information will enable them to calculate the charge and keep an audit trail. For this reason, you may 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 22915038 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Malta Tourism Authority on 22915000 or email@example.com www.tourism.gov.mt