|Typhoid & Polio
Citizens of EU and EFTA countries are treated free of charge at St. Bernards Hospital and Casemates Health Center on presentation of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). In the event of an unregulated Brexit, the EHIC in Gibraltar will become invalid. Otherwise medical and hospital treatment as well as medicines are subject to a charge. Dental treatments must also be paid for. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended to take out travel health insurance for the duration of your stay, covers the risks that are not covered by the statutory health insurance companies. Note: If you continue your journey to Spain or Morocco, see the health of the respective country. Check directoryaah for more information.
 Drinking water is chlorinated and may cause mild stomach upset. Bottled water should be drunk during the first days of vacation. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is pasteurized and, like dairy products, meat products, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables, it is safe to consume.
Hepatitis B occurs. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given for longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Epidemic outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis do occur. In order to protect themselves, young adults in particular who are planning a long-term stay should be vaccinated. Since measles is again an increasing problem in Gibraltar, travelers should definitely check their vaccination protection or possible immunity from measles that have already been overcome.
For work stays in Gibraltar, a health certificate (“Health Certificate”) in Spanish is required (form available on request from the embassy).
1 Gibraltar pound = 100 pence. Currency code: Gib£, GIP (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 gibs, coins in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 gibs and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pence. 1 Gib£ equals the British pound sterling. British banknotes are accepted; However, Gibraltar banknotes are not valid in the UK.
International credit cards are accepted in all major hotels and shops.
Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Travelers checks are not accepted in Gibraltar.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Thu 09.00-15.30, Fri 09.00-16.30.
Foreign exchange regulations
No restrictions, sums from an equivalent value of €10,000 must be declared.
Visitors are advised to change any unspent money before departure. Due to the day tourists from Spain it is possible to pay with euros, but slightly higher prices have to be accepted.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = £0.84
1 CHF = £1.00
1 USD = £0.81