Gozo Channel: Gozitans working in Malta need to apply for a permit

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

People who reside on Gozo and need to cross over to Malta for work are required to apply for a temporary permit which is being issued by the Ministry for Gozo. The same is applicable for people who reside on Malta and need to cross to Gozo.

Those holding the temporary permit would not be required to state their reason for travel between the two islands as long as the permit was in hand. However, all passengers will be thermally screened for symptoms associated with coronavirus.

So far 195 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Malta.

On Tuesday, Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri announced that all non-essential travel between the two islands will be banned until further notice in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. The Minister for Gozo said that the temporary permit system was being implemented to make the system more efficient.

Speaking to Newsbook.com.mt, Minister Camilleri ensured that the guidelines which were published in the Government Gazette apply to Maltese and Gozitans.

Gozo Channel chairman Joe Cordina announced the permit system in a comment on Facebook after some frequent users received the temporary permit via email.

Cordina explained that those who are entitled to government subsidies will receive the permit via email. Those who require a temporary permit and are not entitled to travel subsidies are requested to send an email on subsidies.mgoz@gov.mt.

Kif se jkun jidher il-premess temporanju.

Business people are not required to apply for a special permit, Minister Camilleri told the Gozo Business Chamber. In case of travel between the two islands, business people are to state their reason for travelling between the two islands to the authorities.

Imejl mill-Gozo Business Chamber lill-membri tagħha.

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