Cruise ships allowed to return to Gibraltar

Cruise ships allowed to return to Gibraltar

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Passengers and crew will be able to disembark in Gibraltar if they have either a valid PCR or lateral flow test

Gibraltar will now reopen for cruise ships after the enforced pause in operations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“With the necessary safety protocols now in place, I am pleased to announce that Gibraltar is now ready to welcome back cruise ships,” said Vijay Daryanani, minister for business, tourism, transport and the port. “The local shore excursion agents and shipping agents are also now prepared to continue their excellent tasks. In addition, the cruise companies have carried out impressive work in terms of onboard testing and screening facilities, which will be part of their protocols.”

Passengers and crew will be able to disembark in Gibraltar if they have either a valid PCR or lateral flow test taken up to 72 hours before arrival. The local population has been fully vaccinated with the assistance of the UK Government.

“I am committed to rebuilding this important source of revenue for our tourism, retail, leisure and hospitality industry and we look forward to welcoming cruise ships and their passengers and crew to Gibraltar,” said Daryanani.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
20 May 2021

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