Malta with a Baby or Toddler

In an Emergency.

First Aid

A good first aid kit is essential for any trip abroad. Click here for advice on first aid and how to treat minor injuries, burns and bites yourself.

Travel Insurance

If travelling from the UK and Ireland you should ensure that you and each family member travelling has either the European Health Insurance Card or private health insurance. Irish residents can apply for the card at and UK residents can apply at . This card allows you to get health care covered by the public health system in France. If you have previously applied for a card make sure that it is in date before you travel. Travel insurance should be taken out if you are covered by private healthcare however check your policy as it may offer you some cover while overseas.

The European Emergency number is 112 where you will get English speaking operators who can direct your call to the appropriate emergency response services. For a list of other important emergency numbers see


Most pharmacists speak English well and if your child is unwell they may be able to direct you to a doctor or hospital.

Consular Services

Contact your consular service or embassy if you have been a victim of crime, arrested on suspicion of committing a crime or  if you or anyone in your family has a serious illness. Consular offices also provide help in the case of a lost or stolen passport.