Gibraltar very likely to be on green list as it vaccinates all adults

Cathy Adams
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Village at the beach of Gibraltar (Visit Gibraltar)
Village at the beach of Gibraltar (Visit Gibraltar)

Gibraltar has vaccinated all of its adult population, putting it in prime position to be placed on the UK’s “green list” for travel.

The British Overseas Territory, just on the tip of Spain, said that as of 12 April, it had administered 64,931 Covid vaccination doses.

The territory, which has a population of around 33,000 people, is a popular tourist destination, with beaches, VAT-free shopping and one of Europe’s most impressive landmarks, The Rock.

According to the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, international leisure travel has been given a tentative restart date of 17 May. It will be based on a “traffic light system”, where countries on a “green” list will face the lightest restrictions.

The red list currently has 39 countries on it, including the UAE, Qatar and most of South America, and arrivals from these nations face 11 nights of hotel quarantine.

Amber will refer to everywhere else.

Countries will not be sorted into colours until the start of next month, but it’s thought that countries with high vaccination rates and low levels of infection such as Malta, Iceland and Portugal may be given the green light.

Currently, Gibraltar has strict travel restrictions in place. From 30 March, only those resident in EU and Schengen states can legally enter Gibraltar. Arrivals must present a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours, as well as a passenger locator form.

On the ground in Gibraltar, masks have to be worn in enclosed spaces such as shops and on public transport.

Watch Simon Calder’s 48 hours in Gibraltar here.

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