The official language is English. Since many Spaniards work in Gibraltar, Spanish is also very common. Many traffic and information signs are also written in Spanish. The spoken English is mixed with Spanish vocabulary. Most Gibraltarians speak both English and Spanish, sometimes switching between the two languages mid-sentence. Therefore, even with a good knowledge of Spanish or English, it can be difficult to understand the locals. Many locals speak Llanito, a dialect of Andalusian Spanish influenced by English and several southern European languages. Italian and Portuguese are also common.
Goodbye = Goodbye Eight = Eight Eighty = Eighty Exit = Exit Beer = Beer Please = Please Thank You = Thank you Tuesday = Tuesday Doctor = Doctor Thursday = Thursday Three = Three Thirty = Thirty Entrance = Entrance One Hundred = One Hundred One = One One Thousand = One Thousand Friday = Friday Five = Five Fifty = Fifty Danger = Danger Closed = Closed Hello = Hello Today = Today Hotel = Hotel I feel ill = I feel ill I don’t understand this = I don’t understand Ja = Yes My name is … = My name is … I am doing very well. = I’m very well. Wednesday = Wednesday Montag = Monday Morgen = Tomorrow No = No Neun = Nine Neunzig = Ninety Open = Open Restaurant = Restaurant Saturday = Saturday Six = Six Sechzig = Sixty Sieben = Seven Siebzig = Seventy Sonntag = Sunday Menü = Menu Do you speak German/English ? = Do you speak German/English? Toilets = Toilets Four = Four Forty = Forty Wine = Wine How are you? = How are you? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is …? = Where is …? Ten = Ten Twenty = Twenty Two = Two Sunday = Sunday menu = Menu Do you speak German/English? = Do you speak German/English? Toilets = Toilets Four = Four Forty = Forty Wine = Wine How are you? = How are you? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is …? = Where is …? Ten = Ten Twenty = Twenty Two = Two Sunday = Sunday menu = Menu Do you speak German/English? = Do you speak German/English? Toilets = Toilets Four = Four Forty = Forty Wine = Wine How are you? = How are you? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is …? = Where is …? Ten = Ten Twenty = Twenty Two = Two
01/01/2022 New Year
03/14/2022 Commonwealth Day
04/15/2022 Good Friday
04/18/2022 easter monday
05/01/2022 Labor Day
05/30/2022 spring holiday
06/13/2022 Queen’s birthday
08/29/2022 summer holiday
09/10/2022 National Day of Gibraltar
[*] If the public holiday falls on a weekend day, it is observed on the following Monday.
Duty free shopping
The following items can be brought into Gibraltar duty-free in hand luggage: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (max. 3 g each) or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); 1 bottle (0.70 – 1 l) of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 l of fortified wines, aperitifs and sparkling wines with an alcohol content of up to 22% (persons aged 17 and over); and 2 l wine distillate (persons aged 17 and over); 50 g (60 cc.) perfume and 250 ml eau de toilette; Additional items valued at up to £390. Note: Travelers who are not resident in Great Britain, Northern Ireland or Europe are allowed to bring in twice the above amounts of tobacco products duty-free.
The British embassies or consulates provide diplomatic representation, and visas can also be obtained from them.
Business language is usually English, but knowledge of Spanish may also be an advantage. Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00, Summer 08.00-14.00. Authorities: Mon-Thurs 08.45-13.15 and 14.15-17.30, Fri 09.00-17.00 5 p.m. Deviations are possible depending on the authority and the time of year.
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, the country code of Gibraltar is 00350.
GSM 900/1800, 3G and 4G. Network operators are Gibelecom and Limba Telecom. Roaming contracts exist.
Internet cafes are a thing of the past in Gibraltar. Many hotels, restaurants, cafés and bars offer their guests free WiFi.
Mail to Northern Europe takes 1-5 days, mail flights are daily. You can write poste restante to the main post office on Main Street. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-14.15 (Winter: 09.00-16.30), Sat 10.00-13.00.
Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received on Gibraltar via Astra satellites or via the Internet.