Drivers of camper vans are warned that Gibraltar's streets are narrow, not allowed into the Upper Rock and furthermore not allowed to park anywhere in Gibraltar. However, there are a number of nearby camping and caravan sites in Spain and in particular, two facilities that are located in Spain, in La Linea de la Concepción, five minutes’ walk away from the border to Gibraltar.
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Located 700 metres from the Gibraltar / Spain frontier in La Linea de la Concepción.
Santa Barbara Parking
Parking Santa Barbara is a large parking area located next to the border in La Línea de La Concepción (Cádiz).
Telephone: +34 956 63 95 15
Temperatures can rise well above 30°C in summer. Gibraltar has an average of 300 days sunshine a year and the climate is Mediterranean. The sub-tropical sun of North Africa is tempered by gentle sea breezes in summer. In January, daytime temperatures are usually around 16ºC to 18ºC and it is quite possible to top up a tan. Rainfall is mostly limited to early or late in the year.
The monetary unit is Pound Sterling with notes issued by the Government of Gibraltar. The legal tender is Gibraltar Government notes and coinage, though Bank of England notes and coinage are equally welcome. Most establishments accept Euros, but you will often get more favourable rates of exchange if you change your foreign currency at one of the numerous banks and bureaux de change in town. Banks are generally open Monday – Friday from 09:00 – 16:00. Bureaux de change open from 09:00 – 18:00. All major credit cards are widely accepted in shops, restaurants and hotels.
The country code for Gibraltar is (+ 350). The International Access Code from Gibraltar to all countries is always 00.
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Electrical power is 220/240 AC, and sockets are the same as those in the UK, i.e. 3 flat-pin plugs. An adapter is needed for appliances from Europe.
Gibraltar is approximately two and a half hours flying time from London.
British Airways operates scheduled daily flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick (May - September in 2018) to Gibraltar. For reservations and information: www.ba.com
Royal Air Maroc operate flights twice a week to Tangier and Casablanca. For reservations and information: www.royalairmaroc.com
Gibraltar is part of the AEU by virtue of its relationship with the United Kingdom. If you or any of your dependants are suddenly taken ill or have an accident during your visit to Gibraltar, you can see a doctor or get hospital treatment on the same terms as Gibraltar residents.
EU Nationals can show proof of entitlement by producing Form E111, which can be obtained from the relevant department in their home country. UK Nationals need only show their UK passport. Doctors, dentist and prescriptions and free treatment under the Group Practice Medical Scheme is available at the Primary Care Centre. A nominal fee is payable for House Calls.
A small charge is made for each item of medicine prescribed under the scheme. Dental treatment is not available under the scheme, but an emergency service is available at the Primary Care Centre for which only a nominal fee is charged. Hospital Treatment Free treatment in public wards is available at St. Bernard´s Hospital.
Please note that you will be eligible for emergency treatment only for illnesses or conditions that arise during a temporary stay in Gibraltar. You will not be covered if you go to Gibraltar expressly for treatment of a condition that arose somewhere else. Private treatment is not covered.
No specific vaccinations are required for Gibraltar.
All cats and dogs, belonging to and accompanying residents of EU Member States, can enter Gibraltar provided that they are in good health and covered by a valid certificate of rabies vaccination. In the case of primary rabies vaccination, this must be administered not less than 28 days prior to the dog or cat arriving in Gibraltar. Cats and dogs on board yachts visiting Gibraltar are not permitted to come ashore unless they are properly vaccinated against rabies, as stated above, and the owner can prove that the cat or dog has not visited any country outside the EU during the preceding six months. Each hotel has its own rules regarding pets, please contact directly for details.
Passports are required by all visitors to Gibraltar, except EU nationals who are in possession of a valid national identity card. All other nationals require a passport or other recognised travel document. Stateless persons or nationals from certain countries require a visa to enter Gibraltar. As a general rule, those persons who require a visa for entry into the United Kingdom will also require a separate visa for entry to Gibraltar.
Gibraltar is outside the Schengen area. Persons who hold a Schengen visa and intend to enter Gibraltar from Spain should ensure that they will be able to return to Spain.
At the passport desk a Gibraltar Borders and Coastguards Agency Officer will ask to see your passport or travel document plus any supporting documentation necessary for your visit. Please note that your passport or travel document must not expire during your planned visit to Gibraltar.
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Commercial outlets and shops are normally open between 10:00 – 19:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 – approximately 15:00 on Saturdays. Most shops are normally closed on Sundays and Public Holidays, however the main large food stores are open throughout the seven days of the week and some small shops may also decide to open for trade. The Public Holidays in Gibraltar are the same as those observed in Great Britain, although there are an extra four days.
There are tourist information offices at the following locations:
Gibraltar Heritage Trust Offices, John Mackintosh Square open Monday – Sunday
Land frontier with Spain open Monday – Friday
Gibraltar Cruise Terminal open when vessel is in port Gibraltar
Coach Terminus open Monday - Friday
For contact details and opening times:
The entry into Gibraltar is free. Should you wish to enter Gibraltar in your vehicle be aware that you may encounter traffic congestion at peak times. Should you choose to visit at peak times a parking space may also be difficult to find. A good alternative might be to park in Spain and walk across the border and then walk, take a public bus or taxi. It is forbidden to access the Nature Reserve, Upper Rock in your car.
Traffic laws are strictly enforced and parking in unauthorised areas could result in your vehicle being towed away or immobilised. In Gibraltar it is mandatory to drive on the right.
Further information regarding car parks can be found at: