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Fly Johannesburg to Catania  •  15h 36m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Catania (CTA) JNB - CTA

€359 - €924

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Fly Capetown to Palermo  •  19h 18m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Palermo (PMO) CPT - PMO

€135 - €1222

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Fly Johannesburg to Palermo  •  15h 58m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Palermo (PMO) JNB - PMO

€398 - €875

Fly Johannesburg to Malta, car ferry  •  19h 28m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Malta (MLA) JNB - MLA
  2. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo

€392 - €1472

Fly Capetown to Catania  •  19h 1m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Catania (CTA) CPT - CTA

€136 - €1221

Fly Johannesburg to Comiso  •  16h 21m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Comiso (CIY) JNB - CIY

€494 - €1041

Fly Johannesburg to Trapani  •  18h 10m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Trapani (TPS) JNB - TPS

€768 - €1622

Johannesburg (JNB) to Catania (CTA) flights

The flight time between Johannesburg (JNB) and Catania (CTA) is around 18h 3m and covers a distance of around 7205 km. The fastest flight normally takes 14h 25m. Services are operated by Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France and others. Typically 41 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
18h 3m
Fastest flight journey time:
14h 25m
Flight distance:
7205 km
Flights per week:
41
Cheapest price:
€346
Carbon emissions:
1461 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
18:15
Last flight departs at:
23:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Johannesburg (JNB) to Catania (CTA) flight schedules

South Africa → Italy
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International entry into Italy from South Africa

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of South Africa
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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 South Africa

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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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
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from South Africa

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

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Italy from South Africa is currently restricted.

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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 South Africa from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Africa to Sicily is to fly and car ferry which costs R 6 500 - R 26 000 and takes 19h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from South Africa to Sicily is to fly which costs R 6 000 - R 16 000 and takes 15h 36m.

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It is approximately 7470 km to get from South Africa to Sicily.

It takes approximately 15h 36m to get from South Africa to Sicily, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Johannesburg Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 25m and has one stopover.

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Emirates, Flydubai, Virgin Atlantic and five other airlines offer flights from Johannesburg 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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The best way to get from South Africa to Johannesburg Airport is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs R 280 - R 340.

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Map of how to get from South Africa to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 7469.7 km
  • Duration: 15h 36m

What companies run services between South Africa and Sicily, Italy?

Lufthansa, British Airways and seven other airlines fly from Tembisa to Catania every 4 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Paris CDG, Bologna
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€490 - €1800
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Cairo, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€420 - €1100
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Amsterdam Schiphol, Pisa
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€460 - €1400
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Tel Aviv, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€500 - €1100
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Zurich, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€460 - €1000
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Frankfurt, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€500 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Paris CDG, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€490 - €1800
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Frankfurt, Bologna
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€800 - €1900
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Istanbul, Bologna
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€700 - €1800
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via London Heathrow, Malta
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€800 - €2600
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Istanbul, Malta
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€650 - €1700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Catania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€420 - €1000
Flights from Johannesburg to Palermo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€430 - €1000
Flights from Johannesburg to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€500 - €2400
Flights from Capetown to Catania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€400 - €950
Flights from Capetown to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€390 - €900
Flights from Capetown to Palermo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€410 - €950
Flights from Capetown to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€390 - €950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€440 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Palermo via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€410 - €1400
Flights from Johannesburg to Malta via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€500 - €1700
Flights from Capetown to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€390 - €1300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Zurich, Rome
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€460 - €1000
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Paris CDG, Rome
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€490 - €1800
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Addis Ababa, Rome
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€500 - €1700
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via London Heathrow, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€490 - €1600
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Frankfurt, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€500 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Paris CDG, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€490 - €1800
Flights from Johannesburg to Comiso via Amsterdam Schiphol, Rome
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€460 - €1400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€410 - €1500
Flights from Johannesburg to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€410 - €1500
Flights from Johannesburg to Malta via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €1400
Flights from Capetown to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€380 - €1400
Flights from Capetown to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€390 - €1400
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Addis Ababa, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€850 - €2900
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via London Heathrow, Brindisi
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€800 - €2600
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Addis Ababa, Rome
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€800 - €2600
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Doha, Rome
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€750 - €2100
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Zurich, Brindisi
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€750 - €1600
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Amsterdam Schiphol, Rome
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€700 - €2200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€410 - €1500
Flights from Johannesburg to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€390 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Malta via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €1500
Flights from Capetown to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€360 - €1100
Flights from Capetown to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€380 - €1400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
18h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€380 - €850
Flights from Capetown to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €1200
Flights from Capetown to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
17h 57m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €1200
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Amsterdam Schiphol, Genoa
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€700 - €2200
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Frankfurt, Genoa
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€800 - €1900
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Frankfurt, Trieste
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€800 - €1900
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via Amsterdam Schiphol, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€700 - €2200
Flights from Johannesburg to Trapani via London Heathrow, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€750 - €2500
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Catania via Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€440 - €1000
Flights from Capetown to Catania via Dubai
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€430 - €950
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €900
Flights from Johannesburg to Malta via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€390 - €1500
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Capetown to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €1200
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
€70
High season
€127

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