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Gibraltar to restrict arrivals from UK from 23 December

Gibraltar Airport on Tuesday.
Gibraltar Airport on Tuesday. / AFP
  • Passengers who will be permitted to disembark include Spanish nationals and residents who are on their way to Spain

New restrictions on air travel between the UK and Gibraltar come into effect from midnight on 23 December, in response to the latest Covid-19 situation.

The government announced on Tuesday that only certain passengers on flights from UK airports would be permitted to disembark.

These include Gibraltarians and official residents of Gibraltar, as well as Spanish nationals and official residents in Spain, as long as they are on their way to Spain.

These restrictions are in addition to the requirement that all arriving passengers have either had a negative PCR test within 72 hours or have a fast test upon arrival at Gibraltar Airport.

Anyone who fails to meet these conditions will be refused entry.

Conditions

Passengers arriving at Gibraltar Airport by air from the UK, will not be allowed to disembark unless they fit into one of the following categories:

-People who are Gibraltarian, by birth or naturalisation.

-People who are officially resident in Gibraltar (proof will be required).

-Seafarers in transit to a vessel which is berthed at Gibraltar and have an immigration pre-clearance letter from the Borders & Coastguards Agency.

-Spanish nationals on their way to Spain.

-People who are officially resident in Spain and are on their way there (proof of residence will be required).

-People who are carrying out a work activity in Gibraltar or are taking up employment there, who provide proof upon arrival.

-Military personnel who have been issued with Travel Orders.

-People who have an electronic letter issued by the Border & Coastguards Agency granting them individual permission to enter Gibraltar.

These restrictions come after Gibraltar toughened its Covid-19 measures on Monday in answer to the rising infection rate.