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Visit Gibraltar - Covid-19 related FAQs

 

Yes, Gibraltar is open to visitors but subject to restrictions as stated on our Covid-19 page

As from Sunday 13th June 2021 unvaccinated visitors will require a test before flying to Gibraltar. Vaccinated visitors will need to upload proof of vaccines onto their Passenger Locator Form. For full details please visit: https://www.visitgibraltar.gi/covid-19

 

The type of test you will need to buy

The test you buy must meet standards of ≥97% specificity and ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml.

Suitable tests include:

  • - a nucleic acid test, including a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or derivative technologies, including loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) tests
  • - an antigen test, such as a test from a lateral flow device, though many lateral flow devices may not meet the standards needed – you must check the test you buy meets standards of ≥97% specificity and ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml

You may not be able to travel if the test you buy does not meet these standards.

A list of private providers of COVID-19 testing in the UK can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing/list-of-private-providers-of-coronavirus-testing. If you are travelling from outside the United Kingdom, the foreign travel advice pages on gov.uk will have the latest updates about where you can buy COVID-19 tests in the country you are travelling from.

 

No, the free NHS test is not sufficient as you require the following information as stated below. 

What your test result must include

Your test result must be in either English, French or Spanish.

You must provide your original test result certificate. This can be a paper test result, or an original result you have had in an email or text message.

The test result must include:

  • - your name, which should match the name on your travel documents
  • - your date of birth or age
  • - the negative result of the test the date the test sample was collected or received by the company or business who did the test
  • - the name of the company or business who did the test and their contact details
  • - the name of your test device

If your test result does not include all these things, you may not be able to travel to Gibraltar.

Day Trippers

Director of Public Health has allowed special measures to apply to day visitors and organised tours.

These are as follows:

  • No testing will be required.
  • Keep within their bubble.
  • Masks will have to be worn at all times.
  • Hand sanitising regime to be followed at all times, especially when getting on and off the vehicle.
  • If coming as a party organised by a tour operator, the operator will require to submit to the Borders and Coastguard Agency a list of the visitors to include;
    1. Full Name
    2. Nationality
    3. Amber country visited in the last 10 days
  • The tour operator will hand in a proposed itinerary to the BCA. 
  • Any person suffering any COVID-19 symptoms are to report to the tour operators
  • In the case that a person is symptomatic a lateral flow test will be conducted before leaving Gibraltar jurisdiction

An Amber country is any country not listed in the Red or Green list.

If you test positive whilst in Gibraltar you will be required to quarantine at your hotel / self-catered accommodation for up to 10 days and be tested after the quarantine period. The Contact Tracing Bureau will be in contact with more instructions at this time. Please call +350 22258707

Yes, please fill out the passenger locator form online before flying to Gibraltar as this will avoid any delays to your journey. https://passengers.egov.gi/

You cannot edit an already submitted form, you will need to redo the form and resubmit it . https://passengers.egov.gi/

 

For those vaccinated in the UK - Please check the current information on www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for ways on how to obtain your vaccination proof.

Please check with your local health care providers, EU vaccination certificates are accepted and  yellow WHO vaccination booklets along with completed vaccination appointment cards are accepted for Northern Ireland.

 

If you are originally from a Gibraltar amber listed country you can now visit Gibraltar for the day as a "day tripper" without the need to have a test done when entering Gibraltar. However you must inform the Borders and Coastguards agent when you enter Gibraltar as you must adhere to certain protocols such as wearing your mask throughout your visit. Please see the Day Trippers section over on www.visitgibraltar.gi/covid-19

Children aged 12 and over ( for green and amber list countries) and children aged 8 and over (for red list countries) need to have a test before flying to Gibraltar and in Gibraltar as per the information provided on www.visitgibraltar.gi/covid-19

The land border is open. You can cross to Spain but please note that British passports will be stamped when crossing (ensure that it is stamped on your return to Gibraltar). As Spain is currently on the UK amber list this would mean that you would need to adhere to UK rules when returning and follow the FCO travel advise for amber counties. www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

No, you will need to book a separate predeparture test before flying back to the UK as the arrival test does not provide you with the certificate required to fly. This can be booked at www.covidrapidtest.gi

If you have said you are staying for 7 days or longer then a Day 5 test is automatically generated for you. An email is sent to you on day 4 explaining that a test has been registered for you, you do not need to do anything.

Yes, everyone arriving in Gibraltar by air regardless whether they are staying in Gibraltar or not is required to have a test on arrival.

Yes you do, You are only counted as fully vaccinated once you have had both doses of a two dose vaccine or two weeks after a single dose vaccine.

As stated on paragraph 3. of the Covid Travel Restrictions - https://www.visitgibraltar.gi/covid-19

Definition of Fully Vaccinated Person:

A person is deemed to be fully vaccinated when a person has received two doses of a two dose series vaccine (such as Pfizer or Astrazeneca vaccines) and 14 days have elapsed since the second dose was administered, or has received a single dose vaccine (such Johnson & Johnson Jannsen vaccine)and 14 days have elapsed since it was administered. COVID-19 vaccines must have received regulatory approval from a recognised body as listed in Schedule 3 of the Civil Contingencies Emergency (Coronavirus) (Requirements on Entry into Gibraltar and Testing) (No.2) Regulations 2021.

Arrival tests and day 5 tests are free for green list arrivals (that have not been in a red or amber list country in the 10 days preceding their arrival in Gibraltar). All covid rapid tests are £30, including the pre-departure test before your flight back to the UK. For a full list of test providers please visit: https://www.visitgibraltar.gi/covid-19

Previous positive test results

If you have recently tested positive for coronavirus and more than 10 days have passed since your positive test, you may be concerned that you will test positive pre-departure and this will prevent you from travelling. Evidence of prior infection does not remove the requirement to provide a negative pre-departure test to travel to Gibraltar, or once in Gibraltar. This is to mitigate against the risk of re-infection with a different variant of coronavirus.

If you have had Covid-19 in the last 90 days, we would recommend that you select a lateral flow device (LFD) for pre-departure testing, as LFDs are significantly less likely to give persistent positives for someone who has tested positive within the previous 90 days. As above, LFDs must meet the minimum standards of 97% specificity and 80% sensitivity.

Yes you do, Definition of Fully Vaccinated Person: A person is deemed to be fully vaccinated when a person has received two doses of a two dose series vaccine (such as Pfizer or Astrazeneca vaccines) and 14 days have elapsed since the second dose was administered, or has received a single dose vaccine (such Johnson & Johnson Jannsen vaccine)and 14 days have elapsed since it was administered. COVID-19 vaccines must have received regulatory approval from a recognised body as listed in Schedule 3 of the Civil Contingencies Emergency (Coronavirus) (Requirements on Entry into Gibraltar and Testing) (No.2) Regulations 2021.