Pubés and restaurants open until 2 am, in Gibraltar the weather can be

While easing in various European countries is becoming increasingly out of sight, in Gibraltar curfew is immediately falling. The vast majority of the nearly 34,000 inhabitants have been vaccinated and one new infection has been reported in a week.

Gibraltar is located on a peninsula bordering southern Spain. In the British Overseas Territory, cafes, pubs and restaurants will be open until 2 a.m. Because of the high vaccination rate and favourable contamination rates, the government is putting a line through this measure after three months of curfew (which was in force from midnight until 5 a.m.).

According to Spain correspondent Rop Zoutberg, Gibraltar emerges into the forefront:

We are finally leaving our deadliest winter behind and entering our most hopeful spring, says Minister Fabian Picardo. Gibraltar recorded over 4200 coronavirus infections and 94 deaths, most of which last winter.

Now, according to Picardo, the time has come for easing. In public, a ban on alcohol remains in force, with the exception of catering establishments including terraces. In parks or on the street, no drop of alcohol should be drunk between 19.00 and 8.00.

In public transport, shops and government buildings, wearing a mouthcap remains mandatory. On the street, such a mouth mask was also mandatory, but this will come to an end next Sunday.

Public at Stadium near Gibraltar – Orange

More is also possible on a sporting level. For example, at the World Cup qualifying duel against the Netherlands next Tuesday. As a test 600 supporters may be present. As a result, the stadium is filled with Gibraltarezen approximately for a third.

Despite the good news, the government calls for vigilance. For example, most people working in Gibraltar come from the neighbouring Spanish region of Andalusia. And there the vaccination rate is much lower and the proportion of infections is much higher.

The global pandemic is not yet completely over, Picardo warns. We must remain cautious in the coming months to ensure this incredible progress. I look forward to lifting the restrictions on meetings soon.