When travelling abroad, it’s important to take precautions in order to reduce the chances of being involved in an accident on holiday. In this article, we’ll be having a look at how to stay safe and have an enjoyable stay in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.
Crime rates in Gibraltar are quite low. That said, it always best to remain vigilant at all times when travelling. There have been reported attacks on people travelling between La Linea in Spain and Gibraltar.
The official currency of Gibraltar is the Gibraltar pound, however, it is pegged to the British pound and can be exchanged at par value. Many shops and business will also accept Euros, although the exchange rate may be less favourable.
Barbary apes are part of the 300-strong troop of apes that live in Gibraltar. Although the apes are used to human presence, attacks are still commonplace and in October 2014, a British tourist was savagely mauled in one of the worst attacks recorded. Do not feed the apes or attempt to pose for a photograph with them.
There are two separate systems in Gibraltar to deliver water. One system is used to deliver potable water that is safe for drinking and the other is used to provide salt water which is used for flushing toilets, fire-fighting and street cleaning. The potable water is safe to drink although many tourists complain of a strong taste of chlorine.
If you are travelling to and from Gibraltar via Spain, bear in mind that Gibraltar is not part of the Schengen Agreement and there are limitations on the goods that you can transport over the border. You may also find lengthy delays at the border.
Accident in Gibraltar?
If you’ve suffered an accident while on holiday in Gibraltar within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information on how you could be entitled to travel accident compensation. Remember, our claims are not just limited to the UK and British overseas territories. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis and the majority of claims are settled outside court, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice