The Maltese Archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean
- 93km south of Sicily
- 290km north of Africa
- 1,826km east of Gibraltar
- 1,940km west of Tel Aviv
2 to 3 hours is all you need to get to Malta by air from most European cities. Frequent and direct flights to Malta from major European cities are readily available. Other frequent flights are also operated from North African and Middle East destinations. As an EU country, Malta's requirements on visas fall in line with EU policy. The Islands also forms part of the Schengen travel area. Daily high speed catamaran services for passengers, cars and heavy vehicles connect Valletta, Malta and Sicily. Other ferry services connect Valletta with Italy and North Africa.