The Island of Gozo is a fairly safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a smooth trip through Malta .  Like always, common sense is the most important tool to be used in staying safe.

            Although street crimes, burglaries, and petty thefts are not major concerns on the Island of Gozo , they occasionally happen.   However, most of these situations can be avoided using a few simple rules.   Avoid carrying around large amounts of money or looking flashy.   Drawing un-needed attention is never a good idea.   Lock all car doors and roll up windows when leaving valuables behind in a car.  

            Avoid walking alone at night (especially women).  This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed on the Island of Gozo as well. 

            There are many beach and water activities available on the Island of Gozo . With these activities however come certain inherent dangers, most of which can be easily avoided by following a few simple rules, such as never leaving valuables on the beach unattended, and always wearing a life jacket when on a boat.  For a list useful water safety tips, visit the American Red Cross website.

            In the case of an emergency while visiting the Island of Gozo (or any of Malta ), dial 112 from any phone.  For more helpful numbers for Malta (including those of hospitals), check out this List of Useful Phone Numbers.

            Although there are no foreign embassies located on the Island of Gozo , a few countries have a location somewhere in Malta .  For a complete list, including contact and location information, check out this Foreign Embassies List.