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POST COVID 19 TRAVEL FACTSHEET

We've all had our fair share of anxiety in these recent, unprecedented times. It’s now time to put all this behind us as we start booking our holidays again.

Gibraltar is the first country in the world to have fully vaccinated its entire adult population and is ready and waiting for you! All businesses including non-essential shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms, hairdressers and salons reopened as of 1st April 2021. Gibraltar is on the top of the 'Green List' of safe countries allowing international travel from the UK as of 17th May 2021. This means no more ten day quarantine upon your return to the UK and you only need to take a Day 2 Covid test with no requirement for a Day 8 Covid test.

When you book your holiday with My Gibraltar, we include a complete, no hassle, holiday experience for you and will pre-book the lateral flow test upon arrival as well as the pre-departure Covid Rapid test for you. Both tests take literally one minute and your result is texted to your mobile. It’s really that simple!

We have seen a surge in bookings for travel to Gibraltar for this year and beyond. Booking ahead certainly has its advantages with air fares being the lowest they have been in decades and hotels offering promotional offers and free nights. Now is a very good time to book a holiday with My Gibraltar.

And if you work for the NHS or are a frontline / key worker, there are even more benefits awaiting you! Take a look at our special offers tailor-made just for you: www.mygibraltar.co.uk/frontline.aspx. After months of confinement, it will feel incredibly liberating to be on the move again.

So let's get you moving. Here are some answers to common questions you may have about travelling abroad :

Is it safe to fly?

The air inside aircrafts is always flowing in and out of the cabin. It is purified every three minutes through high-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA filters) that remove 99.97% of airborne viruses and bacteria. It, therefore, provides the same level of sterile and clean air filtration as that found in hospital operating rooms.

Electrostatic spraying or fogging is also being used to kill germs and viruses in the aircrafts at the end of the day.

Of course, it is still best to practice proper hand hygiene & coughing etiquette and to wipe down the area around your seat as well as toilet door handles after touching them. The wearing of gloves and face masks will continue to be actively encouraged or even a prerequisite and in-flight meals are served in sealed boxes.

Flying Club Europe (Business Class) will now offer an added reassurance in the air with its separate and limited entry cabin as well as separate departure lounge.

Is it safe to stay in a hotel?

Yes. Hotels have stepped up their sanitation measures including thorough cleaning of common areas. All Gibraltar hotels are open for business.

What about Covid Tests and quarantine?

Upon arrival at Gibraltar Airport, all Green List country arrivals need to take a pre-booked lateral flow test.

Upon departing Gibraltar Airport, all those returning to any country need to take a pre-booked Covid Rapid test (in some cases as Covid PCR test – please check your country’s requirements), complete the passenger locator form and pre-book Covid tests as necessitated by their particular country. For example, for the UK you need to pre-book a Day 2 Covid test. There is no quarantine upon returning to the UK.

Are Gibraltar shops, restaurants, bars and businesses open?

Yes every business is open as usual.

Are airlines now flying to Gibraltar?

British Airways, EasyJet, Wizz and Eastern Airways continue to operate regular flights to/from Gibraltar from Gatwick, Heathrow, City, Luton, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester.

If I fall sick in Gibraltar, can I get medical help?

If you're a British national living in the UK, you are eligible for free medical emergency treatment in Gibraltar by presenting your British passport. However, as some emergency treatment may require transfer to Spain, you should get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel. The EHIC is not a substitute for medical and travel insurance but entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Spanish nationals. You will not be covered for medical repatriation, on-going medical treatment or non-urgent medical treatment.

If you have any further specific questions, please email us on sales@mygibraltar.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rock.

The My Gibraltar Team.