Mains water is usually chlorinated. Bottled water is available and is recommended for the first few weeks of the stay. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local poultry, meat, seafood, vegetables and fruit are generally considered safe to eat.
Visitors to forested regions should consider vaccination for tick-borne encephalitis.
Gibraltar is a British Crown Colony and UK citizens are entitled to free of charge treatment in public wards at St Bernard’s Hospital and at Casemates Health Centre on presentation of a UK passport during stays of up to 30 days in the colony. Other EU nationals are equally entitled on presentation of Form E111. Medical treatment in a different place and prescribed medicines must be paid for. Dental treatment should also be paid for but extractions are undertaken for a small charge at St Bernard’s Hospital during normal weekday working hours.
Passengers travelling from Gibraltar to Spain or Morocco are advised to refer to the Health sections for those countries.