Entry requirements

This page has information on travelling to Gibraltar. Check what you must do to return to the UK.

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Gibraltar set and enforce entry rules.

All travellers

On 18 March, the entry requirements to Gibraltar changed. You no longer need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive in Gibraltar. You do not need to fill in a passenger locator form. You do not need to quarantine when you arrive.

The same entry requirements apply whether you are vaccinated or not.

See the Gibraltar Tourist Board website for full details of entry requirements to Gibraltar.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Gibraltar are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination status

You don’t need to provide proof of your vaccination status for entry to Gibraltar.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Gibraltar are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Children and young people

Entry requirements for Gibraltar are the same for all travellers, including children and young people.

If you’re transiting through Gibraltar

The Gibraltar-Spain border is a busy external Schengen Border and Gibraltar is outside the customs union. There are rules on taking food and drink into the EU, which apply when crossing the border from Gibraltar to Spain. See the Spain travel advice page for details.

Entry restrictions apply for travel to Spain. If you are crossing the land border from Gibraltar into Spain you should refer to the Spain travel advice page for the latest entry requirements.

You can find up to date information on waiting times at the border on the Gibraltar Borders & Coastguard Agency website.

Information on the queue is also available by calling +(350) 200 42777, or checking the Gibraltar Frontier website and/or Twitter hashtag #GibFrontier.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to the entry requirements to Gibraltar for air passengers.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

You must hold a valid passport to enter Gibraltar. Your passport must be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.

Visas

British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Gibraltar.

For further information on entry requirements, check the website of HM Government of Gibraltar.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Gibraltar.

Customs

Gibraltar is not part of the EU Common Customs Territory. The amount of some goods (e.g. tobacco and alcohol) that you can take into and out of Gibraltar is limited.

Check the Gibraltar Customs website for more information on duty free allowances when arriving in Gibraltar.

If you regularly enter or return to Gibraltar (more than once per calendar month), you are not entitled to duty free imports.

If you travel to Spain from Gibraltar, you should declare any duty free goods to Spanish customs officers.

If you are returning directly to the UK from Gibraltar, see information on bringing goods into the UK.

Returning to the UK

Check what you must do to return to the UK.