At Gibraltar Airport

About our tests


What type of rapid test will be taken and how does it work?

Our rapid test is a nasopharynx (nasal swab) lateral flow diffusion antigen test (INNOVA SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test).

The lateral flow / diffusion rapid test gives a result in less than an hour, because they don't have to be sent to a lab to be processed.


Does your rapid test meet UK Government requirements for entry to the UK from Gibraltar?

Yes, our rapid test meets UK Government guidelines for international travellers entering the UK from Gibraltar.  We are the recommended HM Government of Gibraltar rapid testing service.

For further information on COVID-19 Tests and Certificates for Travel see HM Government of Gibraltar Press Release 374/2021


How does the rapid (lateral flow) test work?

Rapid lateral flow testing involves a swab of the nose to collect a sample, which is then inserted into a tube of liquid for a short time.  Drops of liquid (extraction solution) are added to the test strip and a result is shown in as little as 20 minutes.

Within 30 min to 60 min you will be sent an SMS message (to your phone) notifying you that an email has been sent to you with your test result and certificate.

Please note: that the 'free' Arriving Passenger test does not include a test certificate.

1. Nasal swab collection

2. Specimen added to extraction tube

3. Drops of extraction solution added to the test strip

4. Test result and certificate sent within 30 to 60 minutes

Please note: that the 'free' Arriving Passenger test does not include a test certificate.

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This service is carried out by Maritime Medical Services Ltd.