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Travel Visa Requirements & Safety
Although Gibraltar shares a land border with Spain, the territory observes the United Kingdom’s exemption from the European Union’s Schengen Area. Even with the U.K. preparing to exit the European Union and Gibraltar remaining a British overseas territory, there is no reason to suspect that Gibraltar’s immigration requirements will change with respect to United States citizens.
Per a treaty/agreement between Great Britain and the United States, travelers with a valid U.S. passport are granted a visa exemption.This visa exception allows stays of up to a total of 90 days within a 180 day period. Entry into Gibraltar using the visa exception for United States citizens requires the following:
- A valid passport with at least six months validity.
Proof of onward travel is not required, but may be requested at the discretion of the border agents in Gibraltar. Passport stamps are not applied to U.S. passports upon arrival to Gibraltar International Airport. I have read that you can request a stamp when entering via the land border crossing with Spain, but I have not tested this.
Spain is a part of the Schengen Area – If you wish to cross from Gibraltar into Spain or vice-versa, [...]