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Gibraltar Travel Information

According to allcountrylist, Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the extreme south of Spain (Europe). Gibraltar is located on the Strait of Gibraltar (border of water between Spain (Europe) and Morocco (Africa)). The capital of Gibraltar is Gibraltar. Gibraltar has no other cities.

Gibraltar is known for the Rock of Gibraltar. This rock formation takes up most of Gibraltar. A tame monkey colony lives on this rock formation. Gibraltar has its own airport and port. Gibraltar is also notable for traffic. Unlike the UK, people here drive on the right side of the road. Whales and dolphins can be spotted in the water off the coast of Gibraltar. There are also several sandy beaches. The area sometimes experiences heavy storms in the winter months.

Where is Gibraltar located?

Travel information of Gibraltar

Official name: Gibraltar
Continent: Europe
Area: 6 km²
Capital: Gibraltar
Country code: GI, GIB
Population: 29,581 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: British Overseas Territory
Highest point: 426 m (Rock of Gibraltar)
Distance (Amsterdam – Gibraltar): 1,971 km
Flight time: approximately 4 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
A detailed explanation of this travel advice can be found at
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Gibraltar that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Gibraltar, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Gibraltar. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Gibraltar?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Gibraltar at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Gibraltar has a Mediterranean climate. In the summer months the temperatures are around 20 to 30 degrees. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 to 20 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Gibraltar can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Gibraltar can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Gibraltar. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures. Due to its location, there is a strong wind all year round.

English is the official language in Gibraltar. In addition, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the United Kingdom (also for Gibraltar):
Dutch consulate in Gibraltar:
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands:
United Kingdom Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Gibraltar.

Money and Currency
In Gibraltar, payments are made with the Gibraltar Pound (GIP).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Gibraltar can be found on our ATMs page. These ATMs only accept credit cards.

Price level
The prices in Gibraltar are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (20% cheaper), food (4% cheaper), imported beer in catering (5% cheaper), cigarettes (49% cheaper) and public transport (52% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Gibraltar it is customary to tip. Good service is about 10-15% tip.

Time difference
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Gibraltar is equal to that in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Gibraltar can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Gibraltar you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Gibraltar.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Gibraltar.

Electricity In Gibraltar you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in Gibraltar can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 199 (urgent) or 72500 (non-urgent)
– Fire: 190
– Ambulance: 190
You can also call the international number 112 with a mobile phone.

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Gibraltar can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Gibraltar can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Gibraltar end
Official Gibraltar websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Gibraltar is 00350 or +350.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Gibraltar? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Gibraltar Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Gibraltar Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Gibraltar.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Gibraltar.

An overview of all public holidays in Gibraltar can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Gibraltar, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Gibraltar?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Gibraltar. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Gibraltar can be found on Protected Planet.
Gibraltar is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Gibraltar? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, perfume and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations, which you may encounter during your visit to Gibraltar.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Gibraltar’s economy is mainly based on tourism?
…Gibraltar has long been an important base of the United Kingdom?
…Gibraltar airport crosses the border between Gibraltar and Spain?
…It is forbidden to feed the many monkeys in Gibraltar?
…The species of monkey that lives in Gibraltar has no tail?

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