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At Gibraltar Airport

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the rules for international travel to England?

From 7 January 2022, if you qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England, you do not need to take a COVID-19 test before you travel to England.

If you are not fully vaccinated

This is what you need to do if you do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England.

Before you travel to England if you are not fully vaccinated you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England
  • must follow the rules for people who do not qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England.
  • There is a flat fee of £30 for ALL airline passengers payable in advance of the test.
  • Our lateral flow (antigen) test and certificate meets UK entry requirements for international travellers arriving from Gibraltar.
  • Your result certificate will be sent via email within 30 to 60 minutes after your rapid test. 
  • We highly recomend that you have your test done 24 hrs in advance of your departure.

 

What are the rules for international travel to Gibraltar?

From 17 December 2021 once in Gibraltar, you will be required to take a COVID-19 lateral flow test on the day and NOT within 24 hrs of your arrival (including children aged 12 and over) and self-isolate until you have received a negative result for your test.

  • If transiting to Spain, the test must be taken immediately upon arrival.
  • The current traffic light system will be replaced by a single red list of countries and territories which will continue to be crucial in order to protect public health.
  • The arrival test cost is £25 (GHA card holders / Gibraltar residents / individuals who are registered Gibraltarian, either by birth or naturalisation) and £30 for all other air passengers.
  • Air passengers will still be required to complete the passenger locator form and upload evidence of their fully vaccinated status or negative COVID-19 test result as applicable.
  • Your test result will be sent via email within 30 to 60 minutes after your rapid test. 

 

What are the Testing and Self-Isolation Requirements for Entry into Gibraltar?

For a summary of the testing and isoltaion requirements for Gibraltar visit the Gibraltar Tourism COVID-19 Information at www.visitgibraltar.gi/covid-19

 

Does your lateral flow (antigen) test meet UK Government requirements for international travellers?

Yes, our lateral flow (antigen) test meets UK Government guidelines and specifications for international passengers travelling to the UK.  We are the recommended HM Government of Gibraltar lateral flow testing service.

 

What is the process to book or register for a rapid test?

Save time, make sure you have registered for a test before queuing at the Testing Service.

  • When ARRIVING into Gibraltar, all air passengers are required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form which will then direct you to register for a rapid test.
    • Once in Gibraltar, you will be required to take a COVID-19 lateral flow test on the day and NOT within 24 hrs of your arrival (including children aged 12 and over) and self-isolate until you have received a negative result for your test.
    • If transiting to Spain, the test must be taken immediately upon arrival.
    • For a summary of the testing and isoltaion requirements for Gibraltar visit the Gibraltar Tourism COVID-19 Information at www.visitgibraltar.gi/covid-19
  • For rapid lateral flow tests when DEPARTING from Gibraltar register here.  
    • All people aged 12 years and over must take a PCR or Lateral Flow COVID-19 test before they travel to England from Gibraltar.
    • You must take the test within the 2 days before you travel to England.
    • This will apply whether you qualify as fully vaccinated or not.
    • Some people, including children aged 11 and under are exempt from taking the test.
  • Once you have registered you will receive a barcode via email.  Come to the Rapid Testing Service and join the queue.
  • There is no specific date or time to have your rapid test once you have booked online.
  • When it is your turn, you will be called to the test window and our Test Operative will ask for your barcode and test you immediately.
  • You will be informed of the test result via text mobile phone text message and email within 30 to 60 minutes after your test.  Only Departure tests will receive a test certificate via email.

 

This service is also for:

  • Anytime test for any person wanting to undertake a lateral flow (antigen) test (no airline travel is required to have a test).
  • Gibraltar Government Scholarship students with a Unique Identification Number (UIN) are entitled to ONE free rapid test each term.
  • GHA Sponsored Patients with a unique code supplied by the GHA.

 

I have not received my Test Barcode by email?

Check your junk or spam email folder to see if our email with your Test Barcode is in there.

 

Will I get a rapid test certificate after I have done a test?

Yes, you will receive an electronic test certificate. 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 test certificate.

 

I have not received my Test Certificate by email?

Please check your junk or spam email folder to see if the email with your result and certificate is in there.

 

What happens if my travel plans change.  Does the test I paid for expire?

Your test sits in our system as 'Pending' until they are used, there are no expiry dates on regsitered tests.

 

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

View information about our rapid test here

 

What is the minimum age for a lateral flow test?

Arrivals: Any person (aged 12 years or over) arriving in Gibraltar.

Departures:  Any person (aged 12 years and over) departing to the UK.

Please Note: Testing is only available to individuals 6 years old and older if requested by a parent or guardian.

 

I'm a Gibraltar resident, how do a get a PCR test and certificate to travel?

Gibraltar residents who are travelling to other countries, which specifically require a PCR test, should contact the GHA’s Public Health Department by emailing covid-travelcertificate@gibraltar.gov.gi with the following information:

  • Full Names (as printed on Passport)
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Scanned Copy of GHA Card
  • Contact Telephone Number
  • Evidence of the country of destination requiring a PCR test (e.g. electronic flight ticket)

Public Health Gibraltar will make arrangements to have a test conducted at the Drive Through Facility, based on the information provided and on verifying the requirement for a PCR certificate for onward travel.  There is a charge for the PCR test and PCR certificate.

 

Where is the Rapid COVID-19 Testing Service located?

The Rapid COVID-19 Testing Service is located outside the Gibraltar Airport.  Look for the blue and white cabins. 

 

What are the Rapid COVID-19 Testing Service opening hours?

View our opening hours here

For flight Arrival and Departure times visit the Gibraltar International Airport.

 

How do I contact the Rapid COVID-19 Testing Service?

You can contact us via email at airport@mms.gi or phone +350 200 44038

 

What are the Civil Contingencies Emergency (Coronavirus) Regulations?

The emergency regulations lapse at the end of the period of 30 days beginning with the date on which they are made or at such time as may be specified in the regulations. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that they follow the most up to date regulations. Latest regulations can be accessed by visiting www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi

 

COVID-19 Coronavirus Health Advice

To visit the Public Health Gibraltar website click here

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