By John Smith • 27 July 2020 • 14:50
The Chief Minister announces the news
Credit: GBC Twitter
MANY people have been asking about the situation with regards to travel from Gibraltar to the UK and whether passengers will have to go into quarantine for 14 days.
The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has now (July 27) advised that this would not be enforced for anybody who has been staying in Gibraltar and has not been in or out of Spain within 14 days before travel.
In such cases where passengers have been in Spain, they will be required to advise authorities at the UK airport of entry and quarantine would be required.
The Chief Minister said when announcing this, “In our view that fairly reflects that the Gibraltar airport should not be used as a back door to the UK by those who have been in Spain.”
He also tweeted that the Gibraltar Government is in communication with the UK Ministry of Transport over the situation and admitted that it will be difficult to enforce who has come from Spain as it relies on honesty but there could also be a paper trail.
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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.
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