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Gibraltar warns Britons not to attempt to visit Spanish holiday homes

The government of Gibraltar has warned Britons not to attempt to visit holiday homes in Spain via the land border.

It also said British travellers attempting to return on British Airways services should enter Gibraltar from Spain on the day of departure and will be required to present evidence of a confirmed flight booking.

A statement issued on Sunday welcomed BA’s decision to continue flying, but said: “British travellers, who are not resident in Spain, should not fly to Gibraltar with a view to entering Spain via the land frontier.

“Only Spanish citizens or those who can prove they are resident in Spain will be allowed to enter Spain through airports, ports or land borders. In order to enter Spain, travellers will be required to show proof of nationality or evidence that they are resident there, such as a residency certificate/card, together with valid travel documents.

“Please be aware that travel to visit a holiday home, which is not a person’s usual residence, will not be permitted.”

The statement added: “Travellers wishing to enter Gibraltar from Spain to fly on to the UK should arrive in Gibraltar on the day of flight departure and make their way straight to the airport terminal, which is adjacent to the land frontier.

“Please note that the Gibraltar airport terminal building does not stay open overnight and it is NOT permitted to spend the night there.”

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