On 11th February, the Government issued regulations under the Civil Contingencies Act to deal with the threat to Gibraltar from COVID-19. The regulations imposed a legal duty for travellers arriving in Gibraltar within two weeks of travel to an at-risk country to report to authorities on arrival.
Today, the Government has added to the list of at-risk countries that are covered by the regulations. Transit through any of the listed countries is also covered by the regulations. The list of at-risk countries is now:
- Republic of Korea
- Hong Kong
- Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
Travel to these countries is not recommended, even for transit purposes.
Travellers who are currently in one of the at-risk countries listed above should report, as soon as possible and ahead of your return to Gibraltar, using the email address email@example.com, with the subject line: self-isolation. You will be contacted by a Public Health professional who will advise you on the best way to protect yourself and others.
Upon return to Gibraltar, all travellers arriving from an at-risk country have a legal duty under these regulations to report to a Borders and Coastguard Officer if arriving by land or air, or an Officer of the Gibraltar Port Authority if entering by sea. Failure to co-operate will be imposed by regulation.
If you have already returned to Gibraltar from any of the at-risk countries in the last 14 days, even if you do not have coronavirus symptoms, you should immediately:
- Call 111 to declare your recent travel
- Self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days from the date of your departure