NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. U.S. Citizens Travelers: Please enroll in  step.state.gov  to receive alerts & ensure you can be located in an emergency. U. S. Citizens in an Emergency: In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Malta (December 3, 2021)

Location: Malta Event: The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has amended its October 25, 2021 Order , titled, “Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States.” This amendment updates COVID-19 testing requirements for air passengers 2 years or older boarding a flight to the United States. All air passengers …

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United States and Malta Celebrate 25 Years of Fulbright Exchanges

November 23 – In a symbolic ceremony on November 23, Chargé d’Affaires Gwendolyn S. Green, Minister for Education Justyne Caruana and Pro-Rector Frank Bezzina celebrated the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Fulbright global exchange program and the upcoming silver jubilee of the Fulbright program in Malta, which has sustained bilateral exchange between the United States …

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Test Requirement for all Air Passengers traveling to the United States

November 5, 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has announced a new order for all air passengers traveling to the United States.  Effective November 8, 2021, before boarding a flight to the U.S. from a foreign country, all air passengers – age 2 years or older – are required to present a negative COVID-19 viral test result, within a time period …

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Grant Opportunity: AWE 2022 Statements of Interest

U.S. Embassy Malta’s Specific Notice for Statements of Interest on Academy for Women Entrepreneurs 2022:   What is the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)?  The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in 2019 ( https://eca.state.gov/awe ), a program and an educational opportunity that provides prospective …

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Remembering Daphne Caruana Galizia

On October 16, 2017, Daphne Caruana Galizia, an influential journalist and blogger, was murdered in a heinous attack because she took risks to promote greater transparency and speak uncomfortable truths to those in power. The United States strongly supports the rule of law and the vital role of a free and independent press around the …

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Cafeteria Operator Wanted

The U.S. Embassy in Malta is soliciting applications for a qualified professional or team to cook breakfast and lunch for embassy employees from Monday to Friday between 0830 and 1430 to support its cafeteria operations. All equipment needed, including energy and water, is furnished by the U.S. Embassy. The operator is responsible for providing and …

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Grant Opportunity 2021/2022: Statement of Interest

FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH LOCAL GRANTS PROGRAM  Public Notice for Statements of Interest   CFDA Number:  19.040 - Public Diplomacy Programs for Valletta Funding Opportunity:  4216-22-001 Federal Agency Contact:  U.S. Embassy, Valletta Email: usembmalta@state.gov A. Requested Objectives for Statements of Interest (SOI)  The U.S. Embassy in Malta of the U.S. Department of State announces that it will accept proposals for funding under the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants program from October 1, …

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Julia Taft Refugee Fund Awards Grant to the African Media Association Malta

In a symbolic signing ceremony on July 16, Chargé d’Affaires Gwendolyn S. Green awarded the U.S. Department of State’s 2021 Julia Taft Refugee Fund Grant to the African Media Association Malta (AMAM).  The $25,000 fund will support AMAM in its efforts to provide media training to budding African journalists.  The training will enhance the African …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy in Malta (July 17, 2021)

Location: Malta Event: Announcement of new restrictions from the Maltese government in response to rising numbers of COVID cases Travel Information: The Ministry of Health announced the Government of Malta will recognize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination card beginning July 19.  CDC cards will be valid for quarantine-free entry into Malta as of July 19, …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy in Malta (July 15, 2021)

Location: Malta Event: Announcement of new restrictions from the Maltese government in response to rising numbers of COVID cases Travel Information: Beginning July 14, Malta will require all travelers to present Maltese recognized proof of COVID-19 vaccination for quarantine-free travel to Malta.  The Government of Malta currently only recognizes the Maltese vaccine certificate, UK-issued NHS COVID …

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Alert: Announcement of new requirement for entry into Malta (July 9, 2021)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy in Malta (July 9, 2021) Location: Malta Event: Announcement of new restrictions from the Maltese government in response to rising numbers of COVID cases Travel Information: On July 9, the Minister for Health publicly announced Malta will require all travelers to present Maltese recognized proof of COVID-19 vaccination beginning July …

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2021 Trafficking in Persons Report

You can now read the U.S. Department of State’s 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report.  The Report highlights areas of progress with tangible results, promising practices to advance anti-trafficking efforts, and remaining gaps in government efforts.  Learn what 188 countries – including Malta and the United States – are doing to fight trafficking: https://www.state.gov/reports/2021-trafficking-in-persons-report/

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Ambassador’s Nominee for Women of Courage Award

Gwendolyn “Wendy” Green, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy, ​​paid tribute to Ms. Umayma Elamin Amer, President of the Migrant Women Association Malta, as the recipient of the “Ambassador’s Nominee for U.S. Secretary of State’s Women of Courage Award.”  The award to Ms. Amer combined the Embassy’s commemoration of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, …

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USCG Cutter Hamilton visits Malta

U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) will enter Malta’s historic Grand Harbor on Monday, May 17, 2021.  This is the ship’s first visit to Malta. During Hamilton’s visit, officers and crew will engage in training exercises with the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM).  The AFM’s Maritime Safety and Security Training Centre is modeled on …

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2020 Report on International Religious Freedom

You can now read the U.S. Department of State’s 2020 International Religious Freedom Report, describing the status of religious freedom in every country.  The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world.  The U.S. Department of State submits …

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New Travel Advisory: Malta – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Malta – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do not travel to Malta due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Malta due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in country. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Malta. …

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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

You can now read the U.S. Department of State’s 45th annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The 2020 Human Rights Report consists of 198 country reports, highlighting the progress made, the ground lost, and the work that remains in ensuring respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms everywhere. Read the report here: https://www.state.gov/reports/2020-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/

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U.S. Embassy Honors “Ambassador’s Nominee for International Anticorruption Champions” Award

Gwendolyn “Wendy” Green, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, recently paid tribute to Mr. Matthew Caruana Galizia, an award-winning investigative journalist, as the U.S. Embassy’s nominee for the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Anticorruption Champions award. This award honors individuals who have worked tirelessly, often in the face of adversity, to defend transparency, combat corruption, and ensure accountability …

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Grant Opportunity: Human Rights Engagement Fund

The U.S. Department of State’s Human Rights Engagement Fund is announcing a grant opportunity for Maltese-based individuals and organizations, including non-governmental organizations, government entities, and academic institutions. Find more information about this grant opportunity HERE . Deadline for proposals is March 30, 2021.

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U.S. Embassy Announces Julia Taft Refugee Fund Opportunity for Maltese NGOs

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 U.S. Department of State Julia Taft Refugee Fund opportunity. The U.S. Embassy invites local NGOs to submit proposals that feature sustainable, quick-impact projects that meet gaps in assistance for refugees or returnee communities in Malta, including but not limited to, projects aimed at providing tools to …

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New policies implemented for U.S. travel

The CDC urges U.S. citizens to carefully evaluate all factors when considering international travel. If you decide to travel internationally, check with your airline for testing availability and costs at your destination, and have a plan to remain abroad until cleared to travel should you or a member of your traveling group test positive. Please …

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COVID-19 and Vaccination

The U.S. Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. The Department continues to proactively communicate travel advice and warnings to U.S. citizens amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our efforts to give U.S. citizens timely information so that they can make informed choices about …

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Grant Opportunity 2020/2021: Statement of Interest

FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH LOCAL GRANTS PROGRAM  Public Notice for Statements of Interest   CFDA Number:  19.040 - Public Diplomacy Programs for Valletta Funding Opportunity:  4216-21-001 Federal Agency Contact:  U.S. Embassy, Valletta Email: usembmalta@state.gov A. Requested Objectives for Statements of Interest (SOI)  The U.S. Embassy in Malta of the U.S. Department of State announces that it will accept proposals for funding under the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants program from October 1, …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta (September 16, 2020)

Location: Malta   Event: Update on the Resumption of U.S. Citizen Services  The U.S. Embassy in Malta is currently offering emergency services as well as U.S. passport and consular report of birth abroad services.  We are pleased to confirm we will resume notary services beginning September 24th.    Please visit the U.S. Embassy in Malta U.S. Citizen Services website  here  for …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event: Update on the Resumption of U.S. Citizen Services The U.S. Embassy in Malta is currently offering emergency services as well as U.S. passport and consular report of birth abroad services.  We are pleased to confirm we will resume notary services beginning September 24th.  Please visit the U.S. Embassy in Malta U.S. Citizen …

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Travel Advisory: Malta – Level 3 Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Malta due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Malta  due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Malta. Read the  Country Information Page . If you decide to travel to Malta: See the  U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19 . Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19 . Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program  ( STEP ) to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta   Event: On July 31, the Ministry of Health confirmed 824 cases of COVID-19, 150 of which are active cases.   As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. Beginning June 18, routine passport and consular report of birth abroad appointments resumed. All other non-emergency U.S. citizen (including notary …

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Chargé d’Affaires Mark Schapiro in Live Q & A with Malta’s Future Leaders

On July 22 we hosted a LIVE Q & A with Chargé d’Affaires Mark Schapiro in collaboration with the National Youth Council (Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ), the University’s Students’ Council (Kunsill Studenti Universitarji), and Malta Model United Nations Society.  Representatives of these three youth organizations asked CDA Schapiro questions about his three years in Malta, U.S. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta  Event:On July 17, the Ministry of Health confirmed 674 cases of COVID-19, 3 of which are active cases. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta   Event: On July 10, the Ministry of Health confirmed 674 cases of COVID-19, 7 of which are active cases.   As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. Beginning June 18, routine passport and consular report of birth abroad appointments resumed.  All other non-emergency U.S. …

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2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

You can now read the U.S. Department of State’s 2020 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.  This year’s TIP Report celebrates 20 years of progress and paves the way for advancement in the fight to end trafficking.  Learn what 188 countries – including Malta and the United States – are doing to fight trafficking: https://www.state.gov/reports/2020-trafficking-in-persons-report/

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:On June 26, the Ministry of Health confirmed 670 cases of COVID-19, 29 of which are active cases. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta   Event: On June 19, the Ministry of Health confirmed 663 cases of COVID-19, 41 of which are active cases.   As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. Beginning June 18, routine passport and consular report of birth abroad …

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Voting Assistance – U.S. Embassy Malta (June 15, 2020)

Location: Malta All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically.  Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. Returning Your Completed, Signed Ballot:  Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not.  If your state requires you …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event: On June 12, the Ministry of Health confirmed 645 cases of COVID-19, 36 of which remain active cases. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Malta: Valletta Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place in Valletta beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8.  The group intends to protest the 2019 murder of Ivorian national Lassana Cisse. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:On June 5, the Ministry of Health confirmed 33 active cases of COVID-19. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. The Government of Malta …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event: On May 29, the Ministry of Health confirmed 616 cases of COVID-19 in Malta, 94 of which remain active cases. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event: On May 22, the Ministry of Health confirmed 600 cases of COVID-19 in Malta, 125 of which remain active cases. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event: On May 14, the Ministry of Health confirmed 522 cases of COVID-19 in Malta, 73 of which remain active cases. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  On May 4, the Ministry of Health confirmed 480 cases of COVID-19 in Malta, 77 of which remain active cases. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  On April 30, the Ministry of Health confirmed 465 cases of COVID-19 in Malta, 110 of which remain active cases. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  On April 22, the Ministry of Health confirmed 444 cases of COVID-19 in Malta, 276 of which remain active cases. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  On April 16, the Ministry of Health confirmed 412 cases of COVID-19 in Malta. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. On March …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  On April 14, the Ministry of Health confirmed 393 cases of COVID-19 in Malta. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. On March …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event: On April 7, the Ministry of Health confirmed 293 cases of COVID-19 in Malta. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. On March …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  On April 6, the Ministry of Health confirmed 241 cases of COVID-19 in Malta. As of March 27, U.S. Embassy Malta suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. On March …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event: On April 3, the Ministry of Health confirmed 202 active cases of COVID-19 in Malta. As of March 27, 2020, U.S. Embassy Malta has suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  On April 2, the Ministry of Health confirmed 194 active cases of COVID-19 in Malta. As of March 27, 2020, U.S. Embassy Malta has suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services. U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy using the contact information at the end of this Health Alert. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  The Malta Ministry of Health on April 1 confirmed 19 new cases of COVID-19 in Malta, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 188. As of March 27, 2020, U.S. Embassy Malta has suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services.  U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  The Malta Ministry of Health on March 30 confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 in Malta, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 156. As of March 27, 2020, U.S. Embassy Malta has suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services.  U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  The Malta Ministry of Health on March 27 confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 in Malta, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 139. As of March 27, 2020, U.S. Embassy Malta has suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services.  U.S. citizens in Malta who require assistance should contact the Embassy …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  The Malta Ministry of Health on March 26 confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 in Malta, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 134. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  The Malta Ministry of Health on March 22 confirmed 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Malta, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 90. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event: As of March 19, the Malta Ministry of Health has announced forty-eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Malta. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of …

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COVID-19 Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta (March 17, 2020) Location: Malta Event:  As of March 17, the Malta Ministry of Health has announced over thirty-eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Malta. The government of Malta has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Updated on December 3, 2021 *** Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible …

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Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States

For the most current information regarding COVID-19, the March 11 Presidential Proclamation, and its impact on travel to the United States, please visit www.dhs.gov and www.whitehouse.gov . The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens who have been in the Schengen zone in the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta, March 10, 2020

Location:  Malta Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. As of March 10, 2020, the Malta Ministry of Health confirmed five cases of COVID-19 in Malta. The government of Malta has …

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U.S. Embassy Announces Funding Opportunity for Maltese NGOs

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 U.S. Department of State Julia Taft Refugee Fund opportunity. The U.S. Embassy invites local NGOs to submit proposals that feature sustainable, quick-impact projects that meet gaps in assistance for refugees or returnee communities in Malta, including but not limited to, projects aimed at providing tools to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  There are currently no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Malta, but confirmed cases exist elsewhere in Europe. CDC has issued a Level 1 (Practice Usual Precautions) Travel Notice for Malta: ( https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/malta )  Actions to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta (January 8, 2020) 

Location: Malta Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take:  Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Grants: Statement of Interest

CFDA Number:  19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs for Valletta Funding Opportunity:  4216-20-001 Federal Agency Contact:  U.S. Embassy, Valletta Email: usembmalta@state.gov Requested Objectives for Statements of Interest (SOI) The U.S. Embassy in Malta of the U.S. Department of State announces that it will accept proposals for funding under the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Grants program from October 1, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta (January 3, 2020)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Malta: Valletta  Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place in Valletta beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5.  Actions to Take:  Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Monitor …

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U.S. Sports Envoys in Collaborative Program with Special Olympics Malta

U.S. Embassy Valletta, in partnership with Special Olympics Malta, welcomed U.S. Olympic Swimming Champion Donna de Varona, U.S. Special Olympics Swimming Coach Michele Carmichael, and U.S. Special Olympics World Games double-silver medalist Swimmer Alec Heuermann and his mother Candace Capron. While in Malta from October 22-25, the Sports Envoys led educational presentations and swimming clinics …

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Freshers’ Week at the University of Malta

U.S. Embassy personnel met with students during Freshers’ Week on campus at the University of Malta between Monday, September 30 and Friday, October 4. Throughout the week, Embassy staffers spoke to young, enthusiastic students in Malta about their experiences studying in the United States and advised them on the steps they need to take when …

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U.S. Embassy Malta and Malta Financial Services Authority Co-host the Second Financial Integrity Forum

The U.S. Embassy partnered with the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) to host the second iteration of the Financial Integrity Forum. The Forum brought together major financial institutions, private sector leaders, and key government financial regulators to discuss public-private information sharing. Sharing financial intelligence enables financial institutions, supervisory authorities, and law enforcement agencies to make …

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MaltMUN Discusses Ego Vs. Leadership: Restoring the Balance

In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, the Malta Model United Nations Society organized its fifth annual conference September 13-15, 2019.  The theme was “Ego Vs. Leadership:  Restoring the Balance,” focusing on how leadership styles influence foreign policy. Over fifty Maltese and international youths simulated debates in the United Nations Committees and drew up resolutions on …

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Microsoft Malta-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Award

The U.S. Embassy and Microsoft Malta are proud to announce the launch of the Microsoft-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Malta Award #NextGenMalta. The Microsoft-U.S. Embassy Next Generation Malta Award will identify and support Malta’s next generation of entrepreneurs as they turn a vision into a marketable, practical solution to real world challenges. The young innovators will …

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Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Malta

In June we welcome Visiting Speaker Mohamed Geraldez to promote the entrepreneurial spirit in Malta.  During his two-day program, Mr. Geraldez delivered presentations at two events co-hosted by Malta Enterprise focused on the “Entrepreneur’s Life Hacks” and “Growing and Scaling Your Company.”  We organized our third key event with local organization, WomenOnIT, which aims to …

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‘A Better Future’ For Victims of Sexual or Gender Based Violence

On April 15, the U.S. Embassy and Migrant Women Association Malta (MWAM) presented the results of MWAM’s ‘A Better Future’ project serving migrant survivors of sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV).  The U.S. Department of State awarded $25,000 to MWAM for the project through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund. MWAM’s 18-month project created and implemented a …

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American Astronaut Inspires Maltese Students

The U.S. Embassy, together with the Ministry of Education’s Directorate for Quality & Standards in Education, Microsoft Malta, Integrated Marketing Services Ltd., and the Astronomical Society of Malta (ASM) hosted Space Week April 2-4, 2019. The goal of Space Week was to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies and careers among students, particularly …

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U.S. Embassy honors “Ambassador’s Nominee for Women of Courage” Award

During a reception to celebrate International Women’s Day, Mark A. Schapiro, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, paid tribute to Dr. Lara Dimitrijevic as the U.S. Embassy’s Nominee for the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.  The U.S. Embassy selected Dr. Dimitrijevic as the recipient of this award because of her exceptional and courageous …

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Malta-U.S. Alumni Association Celebrates Exchange Programs

On March 26, Mr. Mark Schapiro, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America, welcomed Maltese individuals who have participated in U.S. Government exchange programs throughout the past fifty years.  Among the alumni are government and political leaders, members of the judiciary, members of Parliament, members of the media, educators, scientists, medical …

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U.S. Embassy Announces Funding Opportunity for Maltese NGOs

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 U.S. Department of State Julia Taft Refugee Fund opportunity. The U.S. Embassy invites local NGOs to submit proposals that feature sustainable, quick-impact projects that meet gaps in assistance for refugees or returnee communities in Malta, including but not limited to projects aimed at providing tools to …

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Black History Month Celebrations

We concluded our celebrations of Black History Month with two public outreach events. Our Regional Security Officer met with University of Malta sociology and anthropology students and discussed how military and government service can improve race relations within communities.  We also partnered with Malta’s National Youth Council and the Malta Model United Nations Society to …

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Digital Video Conference on U.S. Political System and the Mid-Term Elections

We organized a digital video conference on February 20 with the University of Malta’s International Relations Department and former U.S. Democratic Congressman Martin Frost and former U.S. Republican Congressman Scott L. Klug.  Approximately 50 academics and political science students engaged with the two speakers in discussions on the U.S. electoral system, voting trends, the democratic …

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The Robby Marshall Quartet Brought Jazz to Malta

Californian jazz musician, Robby Marshall, delivered a masterclass and concert with his European-based quartet at a local live music venue in Malta on February 9.  We are proud to have supported these musicians with a grant.  Robby Marshall is regarded by peers as an innovative voice in the L.A. jazz scene, and his quartet is …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta (10 December 2018)

Location:  MALTA, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Malta. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented …

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Health Alert: Magħtab

Location: Magħtab, Malta Event:  On Thursday, August 30, 2018, a fire broke out at Wasteserv in Magħtab at approximately 5:50 a.m, prompting a health hazard alarm. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of the incident. Residents of Magħtab, Naxxar, San Ġwann and Sliema should keep their windows closed. Monitor local media for updates. U.S. citizens may …

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U.S. Funding Opportunity for Marine Debris

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) announces the opportunity for  funding for projects aimed at reducing marine debris through innovation and capacity building for the development of environmentally sustainable waste management systems and reducing the amount of abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing gear in the …

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The Passport Execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 on April 2, 2018.

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 …

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The U.S. is open for business!

All investors are invited to an information session on the SelectUSA Summit and opportunities for expansion into the U.S. market on March 13th between 8:30am and 11:30 a.m. This event will be hosted by Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill and special guest, Mr. Todd Avery. Established multinational firms, SMEs and high-growth start-ups interested in establishing or …

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2018-19 Julia Taft Refugee Grant Opportunity

The U.S. Embassy seeks proposals to fund projects for local Non-Government Organizations to participate in the 2018-2019 Julia Taft Refugee Fund program.  The purpose of the grant is to address issues related to refugee or returnee protection and assistance in Malta.  Organizations interested in participating in the program should design projects to address one-time needs …

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Lapse in U.S. Government Appropriations

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. This website will not be regularly updated until full operations resume, with the exception of emergency safety and security information

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U.S. Embassy continues its outreach to schools

U.S. Embassy volunteers and staffers met with approximately 200 students and educators in Malta at the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year.  We traveled to two schools in Malta, and four groups visited our Embassy’s facilities. Students learned about life and work in Malta as U.S. diplomats, human rights, and how the U.S. Embassy earned …

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U.S. Ambassador gives opening remarks at IIJ workshop

U.S. Ambassador to Malta G. Kathleen Hill gave opening remarks on December 5, 2017, at a workshop sponsored by the US and co-hosted by the US and Tanzania focused on strengthening international cooperation among countries investigating terrorism and transnational crimes. This Horn of Africa workshop is the third in a series of regional workshops, and …

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Digital Video Conference on Domestic Violence

On November 24, the U.S. Embassy partnered with the Commission on Domestic Violence to host a 1-hour digital video conference during their annual national conference to mark the official launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This year’s conference, “Listen to Me, Giving Children a Voice,” featured Virtual Speaker Scott Miller, a contract …

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Soul Street Dance Spreads Love through Hip-hop

A Houston-based group, Soul Street Dance, inspired young audiences and spread its message of love and unity through hip-hop in Malta and Gozo in October 2017. The dance company entertained audiences at a local outdoor festival, BirguFest, performed at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology with local groups MOVE, Breaking Limits and Street …

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Freshers’ Week at the University of Malta

The U.S. Embassy rented a booth to promote study in the U.S. and explain F1 visas at this year’s University of Malta Freshers’ Week, which took place between Monday, October 2 and Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Freshers’ Week is orientation for new students and attracts returning students too. Throughout the week, Embassy personnel and family …

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2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

On August 15, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State. This annual report to Congress provides a detailed and factual overview of the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories, and documents reports of violations and abuses committed …

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The Harvard Krokodiloes in Malta

The U.S. Embassy supported a visit to Malta by The Harvard Krokodiloes – Harvard University’s oldest a cappella group.  Their repertoire, built up over seven decades, includes hundreds of songs from the Great American Songbook and beyond: everything from upbeat jazz standards to classic pop hits to ballads. The Harvard Krokodiloes charmed audiences at Palazzo …

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Farewell to our English Teaching Assistants

U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill hosted a reception in honor of departing Fulbright English Teaching Assistants, Monique and Bethany.  Monique and Bethany were assigned to four secondary schools in Malta, to contribute to the English teaching programs.  Ambassador Hill presented them with certificates of appreciation in recognition of their valuable contribution to enhancing bilateral relations …

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U.S. Embassy Visits Six Schools in Malta and Gozo

U.S. Embassy staffers delivered presentations to primary and secondary school students attending six in Malta and Gozo during April and May 2017. Public Affairs Officer, Susan, presented on the life and works of American playwright, Arthur Miller, at St Benedict Secondary School in Kirkop. They discussed Miller’s classic, “A View from a Bridge.”  At Naxxar …

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School Outreach Program in March 2017

In March 2017, U.S. Embassy staffers delivered presentations to primary and secondary school students in three localities in Malta. A group of young students at St Francis School in Msida learned about Washington State’s geography and animals with Embassy staffer, Erin.  Public Affairs Officer, Susan, presented on J.C. Squire’s poem “The Discovery” and Native American …

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U.S. Embassy supports LGBT groups

The U.S. Embassy supported the screening of two movies, “Milk” and “The Danish Girl”, together with youth organizations and agencies, LGBTI+ Gozo, We Are, G-Sam, Agenzija Zghazagh.  The films were hosted at Malta’s technical college, MCAST, and the University of Malta on Wednesday, February 22.  Public Affairs Officer, Susan Ross, and Political Officer, Adam VanDervort, …

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U.S. Embassy celebrates Black History Month, 2017

Every year in February we celebrate Black History Month. On February 1, U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill hosted a concert performed by an international team of talented musicians, including American guitarist Satik Andriassian.  Prof. John Kennedy, Professor of Music at California State University, Los Angeles, and currently the Fulbright Scholar at the University of Malta, …

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U.S. Embassy meets four schools in January 2017

Volunteers from the U.S. Embassy met with students from four schools in January 2017, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing school outreach program Students from Stella Maris and St. Thomas More Secondary Schools visited the U.S. Embassy and enjoyed tours around the grounds.  An Embassy Staffer also visited Qormi San Ġorġ Primary School.   All …

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U.S. Elections Speaker, Dr. Paul Sracic, Visits Malta

Dr. Paul Sracic visited Malta on October 17 to October 19 as part of the Department of State’s Speaker Program to address the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections at a variety of venues in Malta. Dr. Sracic delivered presentations on the U.S. electoral system and democratic process, the presidential candidates, party platforms, and campaigns.  He talked …

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U.S. Embassy participates at Freshers’ Week at the University of Malta

U.S. Embassy personnel met with students during Freshers’ Week between Monday, October 3 and Thursday, October 6, 2016, held on campus at the University of Malta. Throughout the week, Embassy staffers spoke with students about their experiences studying in U.S. universities and advised them on U.S. educational opportunities. On Wednesday, October 5, the University Students’ …

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School Outreach Program in Summer 2016

This summer, volunteers from the U.S. Embassy delivered presentations to students attending ten public summer schools in Malta and Gozo. U.S. Embassy staff visited centers in three localities in Malta – Fgura, Lija, and Luqa in Malta, and spoke with students who attended four schools in Gozo – Gharb, Kercem, Sannat, and Ghajnsielem.  Three other …

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Ambassador hosts DVCs on U.S. Elections

Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill hosted two digital video conferences at the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 26 during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to discuss the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. Speakers Ms. Ann Stone and Professor David Lublin introduced the national conventions and engaged in Q & A sessions with …

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Ambassador Hill tours the USS Harry S. Truman

On June 20, U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill and Minister of Home Affairs Carmelo Abela toured the USS Harry S. Truman with Commanding Officer, Captain Ryan B. Scholl. The USS Harry S. Truman forms part of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet. Ambassador Hill talked about the importance of the Fleet’s mission. She said, …

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More school visits in May, 2016

U.S. Embassy staffers presented at three schools in May, 2016, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing school outreach program. Our Public Affairs Officer met with St. Julian’s Primary School students to present on Native Americans.  Later in the same week, the U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché spoke to students about the United States and the …

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U.S. Embassy visits seven schools in March and April, 2016

In March and April 2016, volunteers from the U.S. Embassy delivered presentations to students from seven schools. The U.S. Embassy’s ongoing school outreach program is one of Embassy Valletta’s most successful ongoing PD outreach programs. U.S. Embassy staff visited Maria Regina Primary School in Naxxar, St Theresa Middle School in Birkirkara, and San Gorg Preca …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Black History Month

Every year in February we commemorate Black History Month. This year we hosted two movie screenings at the U.S. Embassy – “Selma” and “Driving Miss Daisy”. U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill and PAO Susan Ross introduced these movies. They touched on themes address in the movies: the U.S. civil rights movement, race relations, equality and …

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U.S. Embassy meets five schools in Jan-Feb

Volunteers from the U.S. Embassy delivered presentations to students from five schools in January and February. U.S. Embassy staff visited Gharb and Xewkija Primary Schools in Gozo and Qormi San Ġorġ Primary School in Malta.  Two other schools – Stella Maris College Secondary School and MCAST Building and Construction – visited the U.S. Embassy and …

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American Football in Malta

On Sunday, May 8, U.S. Embassy staffers joined members of the Malta American Football Association and the Aloysians Tigers in an event to promote American football in Malta and launch Malta’s first American Football association.  Teams played each other in friendly matches of American flag football held at the Melita Football Ground in Pembroke. The …

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