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Government reduces the cost of pre-departure COVID-19 tests – 374/2021

By May 14, 2021 No Comments

Following on from the UK Government’s announcement that Gibraltar will be on the UK travel green list for the summer, HM Government of Gibraltar is pleased to announce that the cost of providing a COVID-19 test from Gibraltar airport booked on or after Monday 17th May will be reduced from £50 to £30.

With pre-departure COVID-19 tests required to enter the UK, the government wants to keep the cost down of this service for those tourists and residents travelling to the UK.

GHA cardholders can continue having a test done through the hospital and obtain a COVID-19 fit certificate to travel at the same cost of £30.

To arrange to have your test done at the Gibraltar International Airport please book your test via www.covidrapidtest.gi.

You can also arrange to have your test done at the Drive-Thru Facility 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)

The Minister for Tourism, the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP said: “The Government wants to reduce the cost of travel after this difficult year for tourists and residents alike. The pre-departure test is one of the requirements of the UK Government to allow entry into the UK. With the travel industry looking at ways of reducing costs in general for travel the government sees this reduction as a further assistance to holiday this year”.