Travel rules for Gibraltar as it’s added to green list for holidaymakers

Finally, travel is to once again allowed internationally, with the government recently announcing the "green" list for where Brits can head to this summer for a holiday.

Speaking earlier this month, transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed Gibraltar had made a limited list of countries where free travel would be permitted.

"Green" countries are deemed as safe to fly to without individuals needing to quarantine on their return.

Also making it onto the list was Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira). Singapore, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, and Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

However, not all of those places are allowing in UK travellers.

But luckily those who want to visit Gibraltar this summer can, as the country is happily welcoming UK visitors.

Check out our handy guide below on all the travel rules and restrictions for Gibraltar.

Do you need a Covid test to enter?

Gibraltar announced this month it will not require UK tourists to be tested for coronavirus when foreign holidays resume.

This comes after it revealed that all adults there vaccinated and there are currently only a few Covid cases.

Chief minister Fabian Picardo said: “Gibraltar has an open frontier with Spain and the rest of the European Union, and we don’t require PCR testing for those who come across our land frontier.

“We therefore don’t think it would be appropriate for us to require PCR testing of those who are coming from the United Kingdom, which has a higher vaccinated population and a lower incidence of Covid than the rest of the European Union.

“When you’re coming to Gibraltar you’re coming to a part of Britain, and therefore you’re going to be very welcome here without the need for a PCR test.

“It’s thanks to the United Kingdom Government that Gibraltar can proudly say that all of our adult population is now vaccinated.

“Gibraltar has zero cases of Covid today.”

What are Covid restrictions like in Gibraltar?

According to the official Visit Gibraltar visitor guide, rapid Covid tests are available on request at Gibraltar International Airport.

There are limited mask requirements – no masks are required when outdoors in Gibraltar. Masks in Gibraltar are only required inside shops, the airport and cruise terminal and public transport.

Is everything open?

All non-essential retail establishments are now opened in Gibraltar. Masks must be worn in retail shops and enclosed public transport.

There are currently restrictions still in place on essential retail shops though – with controls on numbers, hygiene and entry.

Restaurants, bars and other catering establishments have eased their restrictions. There is no restriction on the number of people who may sit together at a table and no masks are required inside restaurants. Contact tracing forms are given out at restaurants though.

Surrounded by the brilliant blue of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar is host to a range of beaches without restrictions.

These include Eastern Beach, Catalan Bay, Sandy Bay, Little Bay, Camp Bay, Rosia Bay and Western Beach.

Attractions with the Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Upper Rock, museum and activities are open to visitors with standard hygiene practices in place. No masks are required inside the caves and tunnels. Check out all the top attractions to visit in Gibraltar here.

Getting there

If you are travelling by air, then you can fly to Gibraltar in just over 2 hours from:

  • London City Airport with BA CityFlyer
  • London Heathrow Airport with British Airways
  • London Gatwick Airport with easyJet
  • London Luton Airport with Wizz Air
  • Manchester Airport with easyJet
  • Bristol Airport with easyJet
  • Birmingham Airport with Eastern Airways
  • Southampton Airport with Eastern Aiways
  • Edinburgh Airport with easyJet

For the latest travel restrictions visit here.

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