Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution in the United Kingdom due to terrorism. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country and during the length of their entire visit and that the passport has at least six months remaining validity for onward travel to any other countries. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in Gibraltar more than 6 months.

US Embassy/Consulate

None (overseas territory of the UK); +(44)(20) 7499-9000; US Embassy London, 33 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW11 7US, United Kingdom

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



See WHO recommendations


Mediterranean with mild winters and warm summers

Currency (Code)

Gibraltar pounds (GIP)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): G

Plug Type G

Major Languages

English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Major Religions

Roman Catholic 72.1%, Church of England 7.7%, other Christian 3.8%, Muslim 3.6%, Jewish 2.4%, Hindu 2%

Time Difference

UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Rock of Gibraltar; Moorish Castle; Saint Michael Cave; Gibraltar Nature Preserve; Great Siege Tunnels

Major Sports

Soccer, cricket, rugby, darts

Cultural Practices

Spaniards eat their lunch between 2 and 4 in the afternoon. Lunch is often the main meal of the day. Dinner is traditionally much smaller than the midday meal and can be served anytime from 9 to 11 in the evening.

Tipping Guidelines

A service charge is generally included in restaurant bills, but it is usual to leave an extra 10% tip for good service.


Crystal, alcohol, jewelry, electronics, perfume, and watches, Rock of Gibraltar decorative items, stuffed Macaque animals, model sail boats

Traditional Cuisine

Calentita — an oven-baked dish that looks similar to a pizza without toppings; it consists of chickpea flour, water, olive oil, and seasonings and is served hot

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2022