Gibraltar (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Covid-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.09.2020
Passengers must complete a passenger locator form at This will generate a barcode which must be presented upon arrival.


Detailed Tourist Information

The Government of Gibraltar (GoG) has announced additional restrictions on travel to Gibraltar due to COVID-19. See the GoG Press Release ( 22 December for full details. With effect from 23 December 2020, only the following categories of passengers will be allowed to enter Gibraltar by air:

-Individuals who are registered Gibraltarians, either by birth or naturalisation;
-Individuals with residence in Gibraltar, upon demonstrating satisfactory proof of residence;
-Sea farers on transit to a vessel which is berthed at Gibraltar and has immigration pre clearance letter issued by the Borders and Coastguards Agency;
-Spanish nationals who are in transit to Spain;
-Individuals travelling to Gibraltar on transit to Spain and who hold lawful residence in -Spain, upon demonstrating satisfactory proof of residence;
-People who are carrying out a work activity in Gibraltar or who are taking up employment in Gibraltar and who provide proof on arrival;
-Military personnel who have been issued with Travel Orders;
-Individuals who hold an electronic letter issued by the Borders and Coastguard Agency granting that individual permission to enter Gibraltar.

In addition, travellers must present a negative PCR test obtained within the previous 72 hours, or take a fast test on arrival at Gibraltar Airport.

If you arrive in Gibraltar by land, air or sea and you have been to a ‘relevant area’ in the last 14 days you are required by law to report to the Gibraltar Borders and Coastguard Agency (if arriving by land or sea) or Gibraltar Port Authority (if arriving by sea).

A ‘relevant area’ is a country, area or territory outside of the European Union, but doesn’t include the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, 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).

If you have been in a ‘relevant area’ in the last 14 days it is required that you:

-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. You are required to inform them that you have arrived from a ‘relevant Area’. Call the local Gibraltar health line phone number 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 must arrange a private swab.

On 22 September 2020 the Government of Gibraltar introduced a COVID-19 contact tracing online passenger locator and ‘relevant area form’ for passengers flying to Gibraltar. It is a legal requirement to complete a passenger locator form and inform the authorities if you have been in a ‘relevant area’ in the 14 days before your arrival in Gibraltar. You will only be able to complete this form once you have checked in and have been allocated your seat number.

Lockdown Details

On 2 January, the Government of Gibraltar announced a new, legal lockdown as a circuit breaker in response to the very rapidly rising number of Coronavirus cases. This will last initially for 14 days (and is due to be reviewed every 7 days). People in Gibraltar will only be permitted to leave their homes to work, exercise, shop for essentials, for medical and other specified purposes. See here for the corresponding press release ( which has the full details.

This new lockdown is in addition to the measures announced by the Government of Gibraltar on 21 December and 27 December. The key elements of the current restrictions are:

masks should be worn in every public place
all catering establishments to remain closed until at least 11 Jan 21
all gyms to close
religious worship – all in person worship cancelled
testing of air passengers on arrival
curfew from 10pm to 6am with limited exceptions
all non-essential retail establishments to close to the public (but may sell online / telephone)
essential shops (e.g. supermarkets, grocers and bakers) to close by 9pm
hairdressers and beauty salons to close
pharmacies / chemists, petrol stations, bunkering operators, opticians, dentists, estate agents and car dealerships may remain open subject to strict Public Health rules
limit on gatherings reduced to maximum of 12 persons
strong advice: Households should NOT mix
strong advice: Over 70s – act as if in lockdown
strong advice: Work from home wherever possible.



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