Is Gibraltar the most likely European holiday destination this summer? Country has offered vaccines to ALL its adults


GIBRALTAR may be the popular holiday destination of choice this summer as it is one of the first in the world to offer the vaccine to all adults.

The UK is one of the leading countries for the vaccine rollout with 46 per cent of the population offered the first jab.

Gibraltar has offered all adults the vaccine

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Gibraltar has offered all adults the vaccineCredit: Alamy

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This is just behind Israel at 61 per cent and the Seychelles at 63 per cent – but still behind Gibraltar.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in his speech yesterday: “It is our collective efforts that has given us that crucial time and space to vaccinate more than 31 million people.

“And I’m pleased that we’ve also been able to support our overseas territories so that Gibraltar has become one of the first places in the world to offer a vaccination to its entire adult population.”

The British overseas territory, with a population of just 33,701 residents, had its Covid vaccines supplied by the UK government and delivered by the RAF.

In total, Gibraltar has seen 4,275 cases of Covid, as well as 94 deaths.

And with flights to Gibraltar from £28.99 with easyJet or three night weekend breaks and flights from £129 with British Airways, it could be the next destination for a British holiday abroad. 

The country could now be a popular holiday destination

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The country could now be a popular holiday destinationCredit: Alamy

Other holiday destinations have said they want to open to Brits through vaccine passports, including Spain, Greece and Portugal.

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However, as Covid cases increase across Europe with countries such as France being forced back into lockdown due to a third wave, holidays may be restricted.

The Prime Minister has also warned Brits against booking holidays abroad just yet.

He said: “For the moment, the Government advises people not to book summer holidays abroad until the picture is clearer.

“Given the state of the pandemic abroad, and the progress of vaccination programmes in other countries, we are not yet in a position to confirm that non-essential international travel can resume from [May 17].”

A traffic light system will be introduced, the government confirmed, to allow travel to resume to low risk destinations.

Different countries are set to be graded green, amber or red according to their vaccinations, infection rates, the prevalence of variants of concern, and their genomic sequencing capacity.

It could mean Brits swap Spain for destinations including Bahrain, Dubai and the US as they speed ahead with their vaccination rollout.

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Israel leads the world with 110 doses per 100 residents, followed by the UAE with 84.1 and Bahrain with 46 per 100.

The US has 44.6, Britain 52.4 and Malta is Europe’s second best at 37 – and most of Europe is poised for Amber status, falling under 17 per 100 residents.

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