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Gozo, Malta Travel Information

According to topschoolsintheusa, Gozo (Maltese: Għawdex) is an island in Europe, located in the Mediterranean Sea. Gozo, together with Comino, Filfa, Malta and a number of smaller islands, forms the country of Malta. The capital of Gozo is Victoria. A number of major cities on Gozo are: Nadur, Kercem, Sannat and Għajnsielem.

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Gozo is a lot quieter than the main island of Malta, but it still has a lot to offer. The interior is hilly with low green vegetation. The coastline is rocky with many bays and sandy beaches. In the waters around Gozo you can practice water sports such as sailing, snorkeling and diving (including cave diving and wreck diving). There are also several fishing villages on the coast. Several churches and ruins can be found inland.

Where is Gozo located?

Travel information of Gozo

Official name: Gozo
Continent: Europe
Area: 67 km²
Capital: Victoria (Rabat)
Country code: MT, MLT
Population: 32,723 inhabitants (2017)
Government: Republic
Highest point: 190 m (Ta’ Dbiegi Hill)
Distance (Amsterdam – Victoria): 1,925 km
Flight time: approx. 3 hours (then boat or helicopter from Malta)

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Gozo may have (temporary) measures that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Gozo, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Gozo. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Gozo?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Gozo at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Gozo has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 15 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Gozo can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Gozo can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Gozo. This avoids the hot summer months and the chance of precipitation is small.

Maltese and English are both official languages ​​in Gozo.
Would you like to translate from or to Maltese/English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Malta (also for Gozo): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Malta in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
Consulates of Malta in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Gozo.

Money and Currency
In Gozo, payment is made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Gozo can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices on Gozo are slightly lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -13% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (19% cheaper), food (5% cheaper), imported beer in catering (28% cheaper), cigarettes (15% cheaper) and public transport (48% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Gozo it is customary to tip if no service costs have been included in the bill yet. Good service is about 10% tip.

Time difference
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Gozo is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Gozo can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Gozo you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Gozo.
Information on public transport in Gozo can be found at publictransport.com.mt.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Gozo.

On Gozo you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Gozo can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap because of the chlorine content. This can cause stomach and intestinal complaints.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Gozo can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Malta (Gozo) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Gozo end in.mt.
Gozo official websites: gozo.gov.mt and visitgozo.com.

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Gozo is 00356 or +356.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Gozo? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Gozo.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Gozo.

An overview of all public holidays in Gozo can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Gozo, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Gozo?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Gozo. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Gozo can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites on Gozo can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Gozo? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or with Gozo, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Gozo, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations, which you may encounter during your visit to Gozo.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 17.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…there is a scheduled helicopter service between Malta and Gozo?
…Gozo had autonomy between 1798 and 1800?
…In 1551 all inhabitants of Gozo in Libya were sold as slaves?
…Gozo won a QualityCoast Gold Award in 2012 for sustainability?