As from next Friday, travel between Malta and Gozo is restricted and only permitted for medical reasons, for work, family visits to hospitalized patients, visits to relatives, carriage of goods or to return to one’s ordinary residence.
This was announced by Minister for Gozo, Clint Camilleri at a press conference during which he stated that no further travel for the purpose of vacation, leisure or any island trip would be allowed. He mentioned that at present every passenger crossing on the Gozo Channel ferry from both the Mgarr terminal in Gozo and the Cirkewwa terminal in Malta is being screened for Coronavirus-related symptoms before being allowed to board.
Minister Camilleri said that in addition to this, as from next Friday earlier recommendations will become mandatory, as another type of screening will be effected in order to identify the purpose for which individuals will be travelling between the two islands.
“These are unprecedented measures for the benefit of all,” reiterated Minister Camilleri. While thanking people for their cooperation as well as medical staff, soldiers, police and member of the Civil Protection, he reiterated the call for discipline in these crucial weeks to overcome the unique challenge that the country is facing at present.