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Gibraltar border reopens to official residents on both sides

The Gib border.
The Gib border. / FILE IMAGE
  • Since the lockdown began, only people with work contracts have been permitted to cross from Spain into Gibraltar

Official residents of Gibraltar and Spain are now able to cross the border again, following direct contact between the chief minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, and the Spanish Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, as announced by the Gibraltar government on Wednesday.

Those crossing the border from either side will be asked to show an ID card or residence card to prove that they are officially resident. A passport is not sufficient without proof of residency.

The authorities are also stressing that anyone crossing the border into Gibraltar or into Spain must comply with the current coronavirus restrictions and should familiarise themselves with these beforehand.

Also, of course, if anyone is experiencing symptoms that could be coronavirus, they should self-isolate at home and not try to cross the border.