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Gibraltar’s safety has always been an important attraction for our visitors. Now more than ever it is important that you feel secure with us, when you decide to return to visit this magnificent destination.

Here are some of the measures that have been implemented and will be taken, to make you feel safe when you visit The Rock.

 

Shops and Public Areas:

  • Masks are compulsory for all members of the public entering an enclosed public area.
    • This means anywhere that any retail activity or public interaction takes places indoors. This includes, for example, shops, takeaways, banks, car dealerships, public counters and private medical clinics.
  • Group gatherings must not exceed 16 people
  • It is compulsory to wear masks in Main Street, Irish Town, John Mackintosh Square, Engineer Lane, Governor's Street, Town Range, Casemates and the lanes connecting to these.
  • Masks are essential in the Chatham Counterguard area and no loitering between 11pm and 1am will apply each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Over 70s and immunosuppressed are strongly advised not to travel but if you must then you are strongly advised to wear masks at all times. 

 

Travel measures now include:

  • Masks are required on all public transport; with buses operating at 75% capacity
  • Additional disinfection and cleaning in all areas
  • Social distancing in all areas
  • Must inform authorites if you have travelled outside of EU countried in last 14 days - See here

 

On arrival at Gibraltar International Airport, the following is in place:

  • All Public Health advice available on the Gibraltar Airport website, on signage in all areas throughout the Air Terminal, on handouts and on the Flight Information Display Screens.
  • Implementation of the various aviation security easements and dispensations as directed by the UK Dept. for Transport and ratified by the Civil Aviation Security Regulator here in Gibraltar.
  • Dispensers containing alcohol based gels available throughout the whole departure and arrival process in all the public areas and at staff workstations.
  • All Public Counters fitted with self-standing screens.
  • All toilets/washrooms cleaned daily periodically and available for hand washing.
  • Social Distancing mitigation via stanchions in front of every Public Counter, stickers on the floor in the queuing areas, PA announcements and enforcement using ad hoc foot patrols.
  • All trays and tables at Central Search disinfected daily.
  • All trolleys used in Arrivals and the Main Concourse disinfected daily.
  • All public seating relocated to observe social distancing with seats blanked off to achieve this. All of them disinfected daily.
  • All touch surfaces, (handrails, lift buttons, door handles, etc.) cleaned regularly various times a day.
  • Staff issued with Face Shields for use when it is not possible to maintain social distances with gloves available for searching both persons and bags.

 

Tourist Attractions:

The Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Upper Rock tourist attractions are now open.

  • Masks must be worn at all times by any person entering the Upper Rock attractions.
  • A minimum of 14 in a group at one time in World War II Tunnels.
  • Hand sanitisers will be provided at each of the entrances, these must be used before entering and leaving.
  • Opening hours are from 9.30am to 7.15pm, last entry at 6.45pm. The Skywalk opening hours are from 9.00am to 9.00pm (June to September)
  • For full Cable Car protocols and proceedures CLICK HERE

 

Hotels:

Hotels are currently following standard protocols on:

  • Social distancing and cleaning to ensure your safety
  • There are signs in all public places advising on social distancing and other measures.
  • Hand sanitisers are available in many public areas.

 

On arrival at the Gibraltar Coach Terminus:

  • Social distancing, additional cleaning and hand sanitising measures are in place.

 

At the Gibraltar Tourist Board Information offices:

  • Screens are in place between visitors and the information officers. Social distancing, additional cleaning and hand sanitising measures are in place.
  • Masks must be worn

 

Bars and Restaurants:

  • Social distancing measures have been put in place with tables a minimum of 2m apart.
  • All staff must wear face coverings.
  • Restaurants have restricted capacity.
  • Additional cleaning measures are also in place.
  • Reservations must be made in advance.
  • No live music or Djs
  • Bars without kitches will close at a latest of 10pm, last orders at 9pm.
  • Restaurants and Bars that serve food will stop serving alcoholic drinks at 11pm and close at 1am.
  • Maximum of 8 people per table

 

Beaches

  • The bathing season ended on the 13th September
  • Group gatherings must not exceed 16 people
  • Social distancing and good hygiene practices are advised

 

Public Health Gibraltar advice:

You can get updated information on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in Gibraltar - CLICK HERE

 

Self isolation and Testing Requirements for Travellers from ‘Relevant Areas’

Civil Contingencies Emergency (Corona virus Infection Risks Mitigation and Control Measures no.4) Regulations make it a requirement for any person entering Gibraltar, who has been in a ‘Relevant Area’ in the 14-day period preceding their entry, to report to Borders and Coastguard Agency or Gibraltar Port Agency if arriving by vessel.

Travellers who declare having been to a ‘Relevant Area’ will be required to adhere to the following conditions:

- Self-Isolate for five days. If you are staying in a hotel, you must remain in your room and not use any of the public areas.

- Do not use public transportation with the exception of a Gibraltar Taxi booked via the Gibraltar Taxi Association – Tel: +350 200 70027 / email: taxiassociation@gibtelecom.net You are required to inform them that you have arrived from a ‘Relevant Area’.Call 111 (or +350 200 72266 and asked to be transferred to 111) as soon as you reach the address where you will be isolating.

- If you develop symptoms or feel unwell call 111 immediately even if you have been swabbed.

- You must be swabbed on day 1 and again on day 5. - If you are not registered with the Gibraltar Health Authority(GHA) you can email any of the clinics below to arrange a private swab. You must consent to the clinic advising 111 of your result.

  • Maritime Medical Services Ltd – Tel: +350 54075070 – email: info@mms.gi
  • College Clinic – Tel: 2007777 – Email: Shipping@collegeclinic.gi
  • Specialist Medical Clinic – Tel: +350 200 49999 – Email: info@smg.gi
  • We Care - +350 200 41448 - Email: info@wecare.gi

Countries exempt from the Self Isolation and Testing requirements are: All EU countries, United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of man, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China.

Stays under 5 days (for those that have visited or originate from 'relevant area' countries)

Those who are travelling to Gibraltar for less than 5 days will also be subject to a test on day 1. There will also be a requirement to conduct a second test between day 3 to 5. You must stay at your accommodation until the second test is carried. If the second result is negative, the self-isolation conditions will be lifted. If you are staying in a hotel, you must remain in your room and not use any of the public areas.”

 

Online Passenger Locator and Relevant Area Form

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar has today introduced an online passenger locator and ‘Relevant area form’, this will replace the existing manual forms.

The government will use the information provided in the forms:

1. Contact the individual, if they or someone they have travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.

2. Identify travellers arriving from ‘relevant areas’ and act where someone has been to a ‘relevant area’ and is unwilling to get tested for Covid-19 or is refusing to self-isolate.

A ‘relevant area’ means a country, area or territory outside the European Union but does not include the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man. Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican. It also excludes the list of countries included in the Schedule (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China).

Passengers will only be able to complete this form once they have checked in and been allocated their seat number.

This is a free service. You do not need to pay another website or business to provide your contact details for you.

The legal requirement to complete the COVID-19 locator form and to report if you have been in a ‘relevant area’ in the 14 days period preceding entry into Gibraltar is covered under Civil Contingencies Emergency (Coronavirus)(Passenger Locator Form) Regulations 2020 and Civil Contingencies Emergency (Coronavirus Infection Risks Mitigation and Control Measures) Regulations 2020 respectively.

The form and further information can be found at: www.passengers.egov.gi

 

Locally Registered Pleasure Craft / Small Boats  - Leaving from and Returning to British Gibraltar Territorial Waters

Any locally registered small boat returning to Gibraltar after having touched a foreign port will need to submit a written report to the Captain of the Port or submit an electronic declaration into the ASYCUDA portal (HM Customs Gibraltar)  before being allowed to return to their berth at any of the local Government marinas, as well as the Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club or private marinas. 

The declaration or written report must be submitted at least six hours before arriving back into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.  Access to the ASYCUDA portal can be found on the following link:-  

https://www.hmcustoms.gov.gi/portal/services/electronicPreDeclarations.jsf.     

The written report (Yacht Masters Report) can be downloaded from the port website at https://www.gibraltarport.com/pre-arrival-forms and once completed must be sent to ops@port.gov.gi. 

The protocol reminds everyone that it is a requirement under the Port Rules for the master of every vessel arriving at the Port from outside the territorial waters of Gibraltar to submit a written report to the Captain of the Port. 

In addition, marinas are advised that a COVID-19 protocol is to be followed. This includes: 

  • Yachts calling into the marina must be reported to the BCA and Customs upon berthing;
  • No-one is to be allowed to come ashore until the authorities have cleared the vessel;
  • A symptom check-list, to include temperature checks, is to be kept on a daily basis;
  • Any signs of illness are to be reported to the GHA by calling 111.

 

 

 

FAQs

 

Is Gibraltar open to tourists?

Yes Gibraltar is open to tourists, attractions are open with distancing measures in place. Please see above for further details.

Can I cross the frontier?

Gibraltar is open to all nationalities however, due to Spain’s current restrictions land border crossings are only possible for EU residents. Please have all valid travel documents with you.

Are hotels open?

Hotels in Gibraltar are all open.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive?

Only if you have travelled from one of the 'relevant areas' in the 14 days prior to travelling to Gibratlar. Please see notes above.

Will I be tested when I arrive?

Only if you have travelled from one of the 'relevant areas' in the 14 days prior to travelling to Gibratlar. Please see notes above.

Can I cross into Gibraltar by car during the pandemic?

Yes you can still travel into Gibraltar by car, provided you have all valid travel documents with you.