Coronavirus travel health
Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Gibraltar on the TravelHealthPro website.
See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entry and borders
See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Gibraltar.
Returning to the UK
Travelling from and returning to the UK
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.
When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK.
You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing requirements.
Be prepared for your plans to change
No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
- can access money
- understand what your insurance will cover
- can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Public places and services
From 4 March the Government of Gibraltar commenced a phased COVID-19 Exit Strategy Plan. On 4 March almost all lockdown restrictions in Gibraltar were lifted. There is no longer a requirement to wear masks, including on public transport. The only locations where the wearing of masks remain mandatory are in Gibraltar Health Authority, Elderly Residential Services and other medical and health service settings (including private providers).
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health
View Health for further details on healthcare in Gibraltar.
Testing positive for COVID-19 while in Gibraltar
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 while in Gibraltar, you must self-isolate and should not visit any friends or relatives, nor should you permit anyone to visit you until you have been tested and are negative for the virus.
If you develop symptoms or feel unwell call the Gibraltar COVID-19 Health and Care Information Helpline 111 immediately even if you have already been swabbed. If calling from an international number, you must dial (+350) 2007 2266 and asked to be transferred to 111.
If you are tested for COVID-19 and are positive you must not travel. You must follow local rules and guidance for positive COVID-19 cases. 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 Gibraltar Contact Tracing Bureau will contact you with more instructions at this time.
COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Gibraltar
The UK Government has been supplying vaccines to the people of the UK’s Overseas Territories. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK authority responsible for assessing the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines. MHRA has temporarily authorised under Regulation 174 of Human Medicines Regulations 2012, the Pfizer/BioNTech and Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine for supply in the UK, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories for use in Gibraltar.
British nationals officially resident in Gibraltar can obtain a vaccination locally. If you have not already been contacted and wish to be vaccinated, you should contact the Gibraltar Health Authority.
For information on financial support you can access whilst abroad, visit our financial assistance guidance.
If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.