Gibraltar is situated at the western end of the Mediterranean, forming one of the ancient Pillars of Hercules. Gibraltar is known for its natural history and heritage and its unique and varied tourism product.
Visitors enjoy its magnificent nature reserve and attractions such at its tunnels and caves, birdwatching, dolphin watching and diving. Other attractions include the Skywalk glass observation platform and the Windsor Bridge, along with unique walking trails on the upper rock.
Shopping in Gibraltar is VAT-free and the currency is sterling.
Can you travel to Gibraltar?
Travellers who are fully vaccinated must fill out a Passenger Locator Form before arrival into Gibraltar and upload proof of vaccination. This needs to be filled out once they have checked in with their airline and been given a seat number. The form can be found here.
Visitors must also book a lateral flow test to be taken on the day of arrival and isolate until they receive their results. This applies to those aged 12 and over and arriving from a non-red list country.
Those who are not fully vaccinated must also complete the Passenger Locator Form and show proof of a negative Covid-19 test, taken no more than 48 hours before arriving into Gibraltar. They must also book a lateral flow test to be taken on the day of arrival.
Travellers who are over the age of 12 and under the age of 17, and have had one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, are exempt from the pre-departure Covid-19 test.
As of January 9, fully vaccinated travellers returning to the UK must take a Covid-19 test, which can be a lateral flow test, on or before day two, and fill out a passenger locator form.
Travellers returning to the UK who aren’t fully vaccinated must fill out a passenger locator form and take a Covid-19 test before arriving, as well as PCR tests on day two and day eight, and quarantine for 10 days.
Full entry requirements and criteria for travel into Gibraltar can be found here.
How can you reach Gibraltar?
Gibraltar is great to visit all year round, either for a short break or longer holiday.
The flight time from the UK is only two hours, 45 minutes.
There are frequent scheduled air services that currently operate from the following airports:
- London City – BA CityFlyer (new service)
- Gatwick – easyJet
- Heathrow – British Airways
- Luton – Wizz (new service)
- Birmingham – Eastern Airways (new service)
- Bristol – easyJet
- Edinburgh – easyJet
- Manchester – easyJet
- Southampton – Eastern Airways (new service)
What safety measures can travellers expect on arrival to Gibraltar?
Masks are not required in outdoor spaces in Gibraltar. However, they are required inside shops and nature reserve attractions, as well as in the airport, cruise terminal and on public transport.
There is a Rapid Covid-19 Testing Service at Gibraltar International Airport, for airline passengers and non-residents of Gibraltar. You can register and pay for your test in advance here (cost £50), and you will be informed of the result by text and email within an hour.
On arrival at the airport, the following measures are in place:
- All public health advice is available on the Gibraltar airport website, on signage in all areas throughout the terminal, on handouts and on the flight information display screens.
- Implementation of the various aviation security easements and dispensations as directed by the UK Department for Transport and ratified by the Civil Aviation Security Regulation here in Gibraltar.
- Dispensers containing alcohol-based gels are available throughout the whole departure and arrival process in all public areas and at staff workstations.
- All public counters are fitted with self-standing screens.
- All toilets and washrooms are cleaned periodically throughout the day and are available for hand-washing.
- Social distancing at every public counter, stickers on the floor in the queuing areas, PA announcements and enforcement through ad hoc foot patrols.
- All trays and tables at central search are disinfected daily, as are trolleys used in arrivals and the main concourse.
- All public seating has been relocated to observe social distancing with seats cordoned off to achieve this. All of them are disinfected daily.
- All touchable surfaces (handrails, lift buttons, door handles etc) are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
- Staff are issued with face shields for use when it is not possible to maintain social distances with gloves available for searching both persons and bags.
The Gibraltar Nature Reserve and Upper Rock tourist attractions are open.
There are signs in all public places advising on social distancing and other measures. Hand sanitisers are available in many public areas.
Social distancing, additional cleaning and hand sanitising measures are in place.
Tourist information offices
Screens are in place between visitors and the information officers. Social distancing, additional cleaning and hand sanitising measures are in place.
Bars and restaurants
There are no restrictions on the number of people who can sit together at a table and no masks are required inside restaurants.
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Last updated January 7, 2022