Are you dreaming of a sunny getaway to Gibraltar? As a British citizen, you’ve always enjoyed a smooth entry process. But recent developments in post-Brexit negotiations with the EU could throw a wrench in your travel plans.

According to, British visitors to Gibraltar might soon face stricter border checks upon arrival. This is due to a proposed change that would see the current Gibraltar-Spain border disappear, essentially bringing Gibraltar under the Schengen Area umbrella.

What this means for you:

  • Schengen Area Checks: Expect to go through dual immigration – Gibraltar followed by Schengen checks. This might lead to longer waiting times at the airport.
  • Passport Validity: Ensure your passport has at least 10 years validity remaining and is valid for at least 3 months after your departure date. Schengen Area rules are stricter than current Gibraltar regulations.
  • Limited Stay: Your stay in Gibraltar will contribute to your 90-day limit in the Schengen Area within a 180-day period. This might be a concern for frequent travelers or those with property in the region.

Visas Might Be Required:

Currently, British citizens don’t need visas for Gibraltar. However, under full Schengen Area rules, visas for work or study stays may become necessary.

The Future Remains Unclear:

The situation is still under negotiation, and the UK government has assured Gibraltar of its commitment to protecting their sovereignty. Talks are ongoing regarding a “mobility arrangement” with the Schengen Area, but details remain unclear.

Stay Informed! recommends staying updated on the latest developments. We advise checking the Foreign Office website for any changes to entry requirements for Gibraltar.

Traveling for work or study? Contact for expert guidance on any potential visa requirements under the new system.

Remember, with careful planning and the right information, you can still enjoy your trip to Gibraltar!

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