Following a rise in COVID-19 cases, Gibraltar has increased restrictions. This sudden increase could cause concern to those who are due to travel to the British Overseas Territory over the next few weeks.
These restrictions may have a significant impact on large events.
Since May 17, Gibraltar’s position has remained on the green travel list.
Travellers do not have to be self-isolated upon returning to the UK, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated. The UK only requires that they undergo a pre-departure and post-departure PCR tests on the second day of their arrival.
If the country follows the example of Portugal or the Balearics before it, an increase in cases might coincide with an immediate move to the amber registry.
According to the Government, establishments were urged “to be cautious in what they do” and to “control numbers.”
The owners were also asked to ensure they adhered to the vaccination and testing rules.
The leaders said that they are “saddened” by the need to enforce restrictions again. However, it was necessary to respond to recent hospitalisations and COVID-19 case growth.
Although legislation is still being considered, it will not be legal to regulate nightclubs or caterers according to the required regulations.
Its small population of 33,700 residents as of 2019 explains this.
Comparatively, around 66,000,000 people live in the UK and have vaccinated approximately 70% of their adult population.
Every business, including restaurants, bars and cafes as well as non-essential shops, will reopen in Gibraltar starting April 1, 2021.
Since May, it has been welcoming back UK tourists and offers a COVID-19 free test to all arrivals.
Publited at Thu 29 July 2021, 11:13:08 +10000