Violence and street crime are rare. However, there have been reports of people walking between La Linea (Spain) and Gibraltar at night being attacked and robbed.
Crossing between Spain and Gibraltar
Vehicles (both cars and motorcycles) may experience delays when entering and exiting Gibraltar due to customs and police checks. Take water with you during the hot summer months.
Find out the latest information on the queue by calling +(350) 200 42777, or checking the Gibraltar Frontier website and/or twitter hashtag #GibFrontier.
See the AA guide on driving in Gibraltar.
Import and export of goods
Gibraltar is not part of the EU Common Customs Territory.
The amount of goods (e.g. tobacco and alcohol) that you can take into and out of Gibraltar is more limited than for visits between the UK and other EU countries.
Information on duty free allowances when arriving in Gibraltar can be found on the Gibraltar Customs website.
If you regularly enter or return to Gibraltar (more than once per calendar month), you are not entitled to duty free imports.
You should declare any duty free goods to Spanish customs officers if you are entering Spain from Gibraltar.
If you are returning directly to the UK from Gibraltar, see this information on the Duty Free allowances.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory so does not have formal British consular representation. All consular assistance needed by British nationals is delivered by HM Government of Gibraltar Civil Status and Registration Office (telephone: (350) 200 51725). Victims of crime should contact the Royal Gibraltar Police (+350 200 72500).
Birth and Death registration enquiries:
Telephone: + (350) 200 78303
Marriage bookings and information on marriage requirements in Gibraltar:
Telephone: + (350) 200 72289
Telephone: + (350) 200 51726
Telephone: + (350) 200 51725, 51727 or 51728
Telephone: + (350) 200 51725 or 59832