This is a list of abortion clinics and organisations that provide abortions and offer their services to women from Malta. These clinics are, where possible, located close to airports and train or bus stations.
Many of these clinics charge discounted prices to women travelling from countries where abortion is illegal and some of the English clinics provide a taxi service to and from the nearest airport or train station.
If you need help paying for an abortion abroad, or would like help with booking flights and accommodation, please contact Abortion Support Network on 27780991 or 20341685.
In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy it may be possible to terminate the pregnancy using abortion pills at home, avoiding the need to travel to an abortion clinic.
(Important: You need a valid passport to enter the UK. You may also need a visa if you are a non-Maltese/EU citizen.)
British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)
Tel: +44 1789 416 569
London (West, East and South) Liverpool, Leamington Spa, Birmingham and other UK locations
South Manchester Private Clinic (NUPAS)
Tel: +44 1614 872 660
Marie Stopes International
Tel: +44 3453 003 737
Click on “Termination of Pregnancy for surgical abortions up to 12 weeks 5 days”. They also have a Foetal Medicine Unit for those with a diagnosis of Fatal Foetal Anomaly.
(Schengen country: Maltese ID Card or Maltese Residence Permit are sufficient for travel).
Vrelinghuis Utrecht (Closest airport: Amsterdam)
Tel: +31 302333542
Treatment up to 22nd week of pregnancy
Stichting Abortuskliniek Amsterdam (Closest airport: Amsterdam)
Treatment up to 18 weeks of pregnancy
Bloemenhove in Heemstede (Closest airport: Amsterdam)
Phone: +31 235289890
Treatments up to 23 weeks of pregnancy
(Schengen country: Maltese ID Card or Maltese Residence Permit are sufficient for travel)
Ginesur, Clínica Algeciras/Campo De Gibraltar
C/ Juan González, 3, 11204 Algeciras
Tel: +34 956 61 24 65
Ginesur, Clínica Málaga Centro Medico
C/ Andalucía nº 18 29009, Malaga
Tel: +34 952 39 22 22
Calle Alemania, 15, 29001, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 30 47 16
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Frequently Asked Questions
I'd rather have an abortion in a clinic than at home. What are my options?
There are no legitimate abortion clinics in Malta so you would have to travel abroad. The usual destinations for women in Malta are England (UK) and the Netherlands. Italy has been popular in the past but keep in mind that the limit for abortions in Italy is only 90 days. You can find a list of abortion clinics here.
How is a surgical abortion in a clinic performed?
For pregnancies of up to 14 weeks, it is performed with a local anaesthetic and involves inserting a small tube into the uterus and aspirating the pregnancy. For this procedure you can expect to be at the clinic for a few hours.
Beyond 14 weeks you will need to attend the day before to have cervical preparation, and on the day of the procedure the cervix is dilated and the pregnancy is removed with forceps and suction under a general anaesthetic. For this procedure you can expect to be at the clinic for a whole day.
How much does a surgical abortion in clinic cost?
An aspiration (up to 14 weeks pregnancy) usually costs around 800 Euro. A dilation and evacuation (beyond 14 weeks pregnancy) usually costs between 1,500 and 2,000 Euro. Keep in mind that you will also have to pay for travel and accommodation expenses.
Remember, if you need help paying for your abortion abroad, Abortion Support Network may be able to help you.
How quick is the recovery from a surgical abortion?
Recovery is usually very quick and most women return to work after a day or two. Bleeding after a surgical abortion can continue for 1-2 weeks and usually resembles a normal period. Bleeding is usually less heavy than after a medical abortion (abortion with pills), and some women experience only some spotting until their next period.
When can I travel after a surgical abortion?
You should avoid travel for at least 24 hours after having a surgical abortion.