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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Gibraltar – updated 15 June 2021

Who can travel to Gibraltar?

From 13 June, the rules for people arriving in Gibraltar have changed. Entry requirements to Gibraltar depend on whether you are fully vaccinated or not, the countries you have visited in the 10 days prior to your arrival, and whether they are on the green, amber or red lists.

See the Government of Gibraltar Technical Notice which sets out entry requirements in full.

Additionally, the official Gibraltar Tourist Board website lists the countries included in the green, amber and red lists, and provides comprehensive information about the requirements in respect of COVID-19 for travelling to Gibraltar, including information on how to book your COVID-19 tests before you arrive. The website also gives information for travellers entering by sea, and crossing the land border into Gibraltar.

If you have only been in countries or territories on the green list in the 10 days preceding your arrival in Gibraltar by air and are fully vaccinated, then you must upload your vaccination certificate on the Passenger Locator Form. You must book a COVID-19 lateral flow test before arriving in Gibraltar. This test must take place within 24 hours of arrival. If you are remaining for more than 7 days, you must also take a second test on day 5.

If you have only been in green list countries in the 10 days before arrival and are unvaccinated, you must have a pre-flight COVID-19 lateral flow test taken no more than 48 hours before your flight to Gibraltar. Before you travel to Gibraltar you must also book a COVID-19 lateral flow test, to be taken in Gibraltar within 24 hours of your arrival. If you are remaining in Gibraltar for more than 7 days, you must also take a third test on day 5.

If you have been in a country on the amber list in the 10 days preceding your arrival by air to Gibraltar and are fully vaccinated, then you must upload your vaccination certificate on the Passenger Locator Form, and you must take a COVID-19 lateral flow test immediately on arrival in Gibraltar. You must also take a second test on day 5 after arrival.

If you have been in an amber list country in the 10 days before arrival and are unvaccinated, you must have a pre-flight COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before your flight to Gibraltar. Once in Gibraltar, you will be required to self-isolate for 5 days and take a COVID-19 PCR test on the day of your arrival and on Day 5. You must remain self-isolating until the day 5 test is conducted.

If you have been to a country on the red list in the previous 10 days, you are not permitted to enter Gibraltar, unless you meet one of the specified exemption categories. The exemption categories are listed in this Government of Gibraltar Technical Notice.

If you meet the red list exemption categories to enter Gibraltar by air and you are fully vaccinated, you must upload your vaccination certificate on the Passenger Locator Form. You must have a pre-flight COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before your flight to Gibraltar. You must also have a COVID-19 PCR test immediately on arrival. If you are remaining in Gibraltar for more than 7 days, you must also take another COVID-19 PCR test on day 5.

If you meet the red list exemption categories to enter Gibraltar by air and you are unvaccinated, you must have a pre-flight COVID-19 test, taken no more than 48 hours before your flight to Gibraltar. Once in Gibraltar, you will be required to self-isolate for 10 days and take a COVID-19 PCR test on the day of your arrival and on Day 10. You must remain self-isolating until the day 10 test is conducted.

All travelers must complete a Passenger Locator Form.

Note for travelers from the UK: Passengers who transit into Spain and return to Gilbraltar for their flight back to the UK are reminded that when arriving in the UK, they must follow the rules for the hightest-risk country or territory they have been in or passed through in the previous 10 days. Spain is currently on the UK Government’s Amber list.

COVID-19 restrictions for day trippers and organized tours

No testing will be required.

Visitors must keep within their bubble.

Masks must be worn at all times.

Hand sanitizing regime to be followed at all times, especially when getting on and off the vehicle.

If coming as a party organized by a tour operator, the operator will require to submit to the Borders and Coastguard Agency a list of the visitors to include;

  • Full Name
  • Nationality
  • Amber country visited in the last 10 days

Crime in Gibraltar

Violence and street crime are rare. However, there have been reports of people walking between La Linea (Spain) and Gibraltar at night being attacked and robbed.

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