The elderly will now also be able to benefit from free admittance to historic sites run by Heritage Malta, following an agreement with the Local Councils’ Association.
After the creation of a passport for students, the elderly will now also be able to benefit from a similar passport, which will allow them unlimited entry at no charge to historic sites. If the elderly are accompanied by a maximum of two youths during these visits, the youths will also be admitted at no charge.
All citizens aged 60 and over can obtain this Passport for the Elderly by presenting their Identity Card at their Local Council. Local Council staff will register them in the Passport for the Elderly scheme, and applicants will receive the passport by post within ten days, together with an information booklet.
Holders of this Heritage Malta passport can benefit from unlimited free visits to 27 sites run by the Agency, ranging from temples to prehistoric caves, historic homes and prisons, fortresses and palaces, nd a selection of museums relating to nature, archaeology, maritime, war memorabilia and art.
During every visit to a Heritage Malta site, the elderly should ensure their passports are stamped. With every eight stamps collected, the owners of the passport will recieve a gift from Heritage Malta, up to a maximum of three gifts.