Overland Gibraltar Travel
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- 1 Visiting Gibraltar
- 2 Entering Gibraltar with a Car or Motorbike
- 3 Driving in Gibraltar
- 4 Gas price in Gibraltar and Diesel price in Gibraltar
- 5 Safety and Security Considerations
- 6 Camping in Gibraltar
- 7 Navigation
- 8 Special Overland Travel interests
- 9 Vehicle Maintenance
- 10 Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Gibraltar
- 11 References
- 12 Helpful External links
Give a brief overview of what it's like to visit. How easy is the border, how safe is the country, are there great things to see and do, etc.
Entering Gibraltar with a Car or Motorbike
Correct as of: (March 2019)
(To check if you need a travel Visa for Gibraltar, application instructions and fees see: Gibraltar Visa online application at VisaHQ.com)
List the paperwork required to enter with a vehicle, including number of copies
Process at border
Briefly describe the process at the border to enter with a vehicle
Cost of entry
Permitted length of stay
A foreign registered vehicle can stay up to 6 months in any country within Gibraltar.
Extension of stay
Describe the process to extend the permitted length of entry for the vehicle, if possible.
Storing a vehicle and temporarily leaving the country
Describe if/how a vehicle can be stored, and for how long.
Also mention if the owner / temporary importer can leave the country while the vehicle is in storage.
Exiting with a vehicle
Describe the paperwork requirements and process at the border to exit.
Driving in Gibraltar
Recommended books for Overlanding in Gibraltar
Travel insurance for Gibraltar
Vehicle insurance requirements
'Vehicle insuranc is mandatory, third party cover is the minimum accepted
Cost of vehicle insurance
State the price of insurance and a time period.
Where to purchase vehicle insurance
Describe where insurance can be purchased.
State the kind of driving licenses required. i.e. International Driving Permit.
Driving side of road
RHD vehicles can be driven and registered in Gibraltar. A UK registered vehicle is not allowed to get an MOT in Gibraltar without being re-registered in Gibraltar first.
Mandatory items in vehicle
State any mandatory items that must be carried in the vehicle. (i.e. safety triangle, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, etc.)
General Road quality
'Roads are of good quality, although there is a lot of construction and they can be slippy when wet due to the rocky surface.'
'Signage is the same as used in the UK and the European standard road signs are applied throughout Gibraltar'
'You must pay to enter the wildlife reserve, but it´s not accessible by car anyway'
Bribery in Gibraltar
'Bribery is absolutely not accepted in Gibraltar and any attempt to bribe an officer of the law or customs officer may result in jail.'
'You will only be checked for your passport and visa (if required) on entry and exit of the country, although most of the time the Spanish border guards just wave you though.'
Traveling with pets
List the entry requirements and anything else required to travel with a pet.
Gas price in Gibraltar and Diesel price in Gibraltar
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Link to external websites with price & quality information, if available.
Gas and Diesel Availability / Frequency
Briefly describe if gas shortages are known to occur.
Also state the approximate average distance between gas stations. This is a very rough estimate.
Gas and Diesel Quality
Discuss if gasoline / diesel considered "clean" or "dirty", and generally high or low quality.
State the sulfur content of diesel, if known.
Safety and Security Considerations
Driving at night
Discuss driving at night and if it should it be avoided. Mention why.
Discuss if vehicles can be parked on the street, if they are considered "safe" at night. If vehicles can not be parked on the street, list the other options that exist.
Special driving considerations
A List of special things to be careful of (i.e. Unsigned speed bumps, abnormal road rules, people or animals on the road, etc.).
List any roads that are not recommended to drive for safety or other security reasons.
Security advisories and information
- Country Specific Information - U.S. Department of State
- Travel Reports and Warnings - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
- Travel advice by country - Foreign and Commonwealth office (U.K.)
- Travel Advice for Gibraltar - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Camping in Gibraltar
Describe if organized "pay" camping is common. List the facilities commonly found at these campsites.
List the approximate average price range of camping in organized campgrounds.
Also discuss the possibility of "wild" or "roadside" camping. How common is it? Is it considered safe, or a bad idea.
Camping guide books
List and link to books specifically for camping.
Describe if the regular tap water is safe to drink. If not, describe where safe water can be purchased and the approximate average price range.
Reise Know-How are amoung the best paper maps. Purchase paper maps before arriving in Gibraltar
GPS Maps of Gibraltar
Review different GPS companies, quality and coverage (Tomtom, Garmin, OSM, Tracks4Africa). (with links to each).
GPS co-ordinates for camping, propane, gas, repairs, etc. in Gibraltar
- iOverlander is a website and iPhone application designed by Overlanders, for Overlanders. It contains GPS co-ordinates and reviews for camping, hotels, propane, water, mechanics, borders and much more.
Link to sites that have a list of GPS co-ordinates (or directions) for camping locations (including "wild" campsites), propane filling, gas stations, repair shops, places of interest, etc.
Special Overland Travel interests
List any special items / places that are popular with Overlanders
4x4s / Trucks
- Toyota Global Dealer Locator
- Land Rover International Dealer Locator
- Mercedes Benz International (select country on bottom right)
- Jeep International site locator
Add known good mechanics here.
Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Gibraltar
Describe how a foreigner can buy a vehicle. List any difficulties or limitations on where the vehicle can be driven.
Describe how a foreigner can sell a foreign-plated vehicle, or list not possible.'
Links to the source of any information - blogs or discussion forums, etc.
Add any helpful external links here.