Gibraltar Residents Are Finally Able to Cross the Border into Spain

Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska who made the decision Credit: La Moncloa flickr

AFTER a few days of confusion, the Gibraltar government has now confirmed that with immediate effect, all Gibraltar residents many now cross into Spain provided that they can show a Gibraltar ID or residence card to show residence in Gibraltar.

This has been agreed following a conversation between Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Spanish Minister of the Interior and allows for EU passport holders who are residents on the Rock to cross as well.

Mr Picardo said “I am very grateful to Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska for his support and intervention in respect of this matter. I know many people will have been for many weeks now wanting to see loved ones and this decision now permits fluidity to be almost back to normal.  “I urge people to familiarise themselves with the relevant rules under Spanish law for movement in Spain under Phase 3 of their de-escalation plans before going into Spain so they do not inadvertently breach the rules.”

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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