Travel from Malta to Italy is: Partially open. See details.

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There are 3 ways to get from Gozo to Sicily by car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, train or plane

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Recommended option

Car ferry, bus and ferry, bus  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gozo to Cirkewwa
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  3. Take the bus from Catania to Palermo

€102 - €106

Cheapest option

Car ferry, fly  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gozo to Cirkewwa
  2. Fly from Malta (MLA) to Catania (CTA) MLA - CTA

€23 - €139

1 alternative option

Car ferry, bus and ferry, train  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the car ferry from Gozo to Cirkewwa
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re

€106 - €126

Malta → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Malta

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Malta
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Malta

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Malta
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Malta

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Malta.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sicily is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sicily is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sicily is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Malta from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gozo to Sicily is to car ferry and fly which costs €23 - €140 and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Gozo to Sicily is to car ferry and fly which costs €23 - €140 and takes 4h 42m.

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The distance between Gozo and Sicily is 171 km.

The best way to get from Gozo to Sicily without a car is to car ferry and bus and ferry and bus which takes 11h 34m and costs €102 - €106.

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It takes approximately 11h 34m to get from Gozo to Sicily, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Malta Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Ryanair and Air Malta offer flights from Malta Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Gozo to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 171.3 km
  • Duration: 11h 34m

What companies run services between Gozo, Malta and Sicily, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Gozo to Sicily. However, you can take the taxi to Gozo, take the car ferry to Cirkewwa, take the walk to Ċirkewwa, take the bus to Marsa, take the walk to Valletta, take the bus and ferry to Catania, take the walk to Catania, take the bus to Palermo, take the walk to Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna, then take the line 102 bus to Piazza Boiardo. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Victoria to Palermo via Gozo, Cirkewwa, Ċirkewwa, Marsa, Valletta, Catania, Catania Centrale, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 12h 3m.

Airlines
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malta to Catania
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €150
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €32
Bus operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Bus and ferry from Valletta to Catania
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€82
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Catania to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Gozo Channel
Phone
(356) 2210 9000
Email
admin@gozochannel.com
Website
gozochannel.com
Car ferry from Gozo to Cirkewwa
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5
Website
Gozo Channel

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