Foreign travel advice


Entry requirements

This advice 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. If you’re not sure how these requirements apply to you, contact the Gibraltar Borders and Coastguard Agency.

COVID-19 rules

There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Gibraltar. 

COVID-19 rules in Gibraltar

You must not attend any Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) site or visit any elderly residential services or care agency premises until 5 days after an initial positive test and only once you have produced a negative test.

Read this Government of Gibraltar press release for the current COVID-19 rules.

Passport validity requirements

Your passport must be valid for the period of your stay in Gibraltar.

Visa requirements

Gibraltar is not part of the Schengen area. British nationals do not need a visa to enter Gibraltar for visits, study or work.

For information on visas and entry, see Gibraltar’s Borders and Coastguard Agency website.

Travel between Gibraltar and Spain

The Gibraltar-Spain border is a busy external Schengen border and Gibraltar is outside the Customs Union.  

Spanish border checks can cause delays when crossing between Spain and Gibraltar. The Borders and Coastguard Agency has a live camera feed of the queue at the Gibraltar Frontier and up-to-date information on flights arriving and departing at Gibraltar International Airport. 

If you are crossing the land border from Gibraltar into Spain read Spain travel advice for the latest entry requirements, especially that entitled “Additional documents required by tourists”.  Some travellers have not been able to provide the full documentation asked of them,and have had their travel plans disrupted.   

For all visitors to Spain there are rules on passport validity and special restrictions on what you can and cannot take into Spain, notably meat and milk products. 

There is no charge to enter or leave Gibraltar. Do not hand over money to anybody claiming there is a charge.

Travelling with children

If you’re travelling with children under the age of 18 who are not your own, you may have to show signed letters of parental consent when crossing from Gibraltar into Spain. This also applies to children travelling alone, or children travelling with adults other than their legal guardian (for example, teachers and students on school trips).

Vaccination requirements

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the vaccinations and certificates you need in TravelHealthPro’s Gibraltar guide.

Customs rules

There are strict rules about goods that can be brought into and taken out of Gibraltar. You must declare anything that may be prohibited or subject to tax or duty.

If you return to Gibraltar within one calendar month, you may only use your duty-free allowance on your first visit that month.

See more information on personal allowances for visitors to Gibraltar on HM Government of Gibraltar’s website

Gibraltar is not part of the EU Customs Union. If you travel from Gibraltar to Spain, 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.