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Gibraltar

Gibraltar: At a glance

Capital: Gibraltar

Population: 34,571

Official language: English

Time zone: Central European Standard Time, Central European Summer Time

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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Gibraltar: Travel Health Information

As the southernmost point of Europe, Gibraltar is famous for its history and natural landscapes, particularly the Rock of Gibraltar. Travellers can visit the Pillars of Hercules at the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates the continents of Europe and Africa. Visitors can also hike in Gorham’s Cave Complex or go diving in the Bay of Gibraltar.

Healthcare

The standards for patient care and medical services in Gibraltar may differ from your home country. Gibraltar has a centralized, public healthcare system that is separate from the National Health Service (NHS) in the mainland UK, but is closely modelled after its structure. There is also a private healthcare sector. Healthcare meets international standards but access to care may be limited in rural areas.

In the event of a medical emergency, contact your travel health insurance company immediately. Hospitals in Gibraltar require upfront payment, regardless if you have travel health insurance. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance. Before you depart, check with your insurer about the extent of their coverage in Gibraltar.

Pharmacies and medications

Access to pharmacies may be limited outside of Gibraltar’s main city. Prescriptions for medicines must be obtained by a local doctor, and over-the-counter medicines cannot be purchased outside of pharmacies.

If you are travelling with medication, check with Gibraltar’s embassy, consulate, or Ministry of Health for details on medication allowances and restrictions. Note that these sources may provide incomplete or out-of-date information.

Road safety

Roads are generally well maintained but road conditions can vary outside of the major city, Gibraltar. Unlike mainland UK, in Gibraltar, traffic drives on the right. Drivers and passengers in vehicles must wear a seat belt at all times.



Gibraltar: At a glance

Capital: Gibraltar

Population: 34,571

Official language: English

Time zone: Central European Standard Time, Central European Summer Time

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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