Gibraltar prepares for an influx of tourists this summer

Gibraltar, ready for tourists.
Gibraltar, ready for tourists. / SUR
  • It is one of only 12 destinations on the UK's 'green light' list, which means visitors will not have to quarantine on their return

The news that Gibraltar is one of 12 destinations on the UK's 'green light' list for travel this summer was warmly welcomed on the Rock, and the authorities have begun a campaign to promote its attractions as a safe place for a holiday, short break or even to get married, now that visitors from the UK will not have to quarantine when they return home.

Extra sections are being added to the Visit Gibraltar tourism website with itineraries for three-day, five-day and seven-day visits, and as well as the beaches, history, macaques, cable car, nature reserve and attractions such as St Michael's Cave, the Skywalk and Windsor suspension bridge, the tourism authorities are stressing that the friendly and hospitable people of Gibraltar are themselves a good reason to pay a visit to the Rock.

The Minister for Tourism, Business, Transport and the Port, Vijay Daryanani, says Gibraltar's inclusion on the green list is vitally important for the local tourism industry, and he is sure that "in true Gibraltarian style, each and every one of us will welcome all visitors to Gibraltar with open arms and ensure that they feel at home".

There certainly appears to be growing interest among people in the UK in a visit to Gibraltar this summer, and this is reflected by the fact that some airlines have already increased their flights. Easyjet, for example, has added extra rotations to existing routes from London Gatwick, Bristol, Manchester and has brought forward the start of flights from Edinburgh to 5th June.