Virtu Ferries – Coronavirus Update – 30.03.2020

The 2019/20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

While Virtu Ferries Head Office, Front Office and Reservations are behind closed doors they are fully operational. The cargo voyages schedule remains unchanged, particularly for food stuff, perishables and medicines. Virtu is doing the very best to keep supply chain going .

During the current restrictions on travelling, please note that until further notice, the catamaran between Malta and Pozzallo in Sicily, shall be operating as normal, carrying commercially registered vehicles (commercial vans, trucks and trailers) loaded with freight/cargo. This only valid and applicable to drivers booked with return ticket on the same vessel (catamaran), not necessarily same day. The authorities are not allowing ONE WAY tickets into Malta. Even if you would then eventually return to Sicily with another different one way ticket on another vessel, we are not authorized to load drivers without return ticket.

Below is the communication from the EU Commission, allowing drivers transporting goods across the EU, under guidance, to ensure a continuous flow of goods –

Contact Virtu Ferries on Tel: + 356 22069022 – Email [email protected] –

Thank you to our doctors, nurses, other health professionals and all those who are risking their own lives to save ours. Everyone at Virtu Ferries is eternally grateful to you all for putting the public interest before yours.

Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –

Published – Monday 30th March, 2020