The Government has today issued a third Technical Notice relating to the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 without an agreement.
This latest Notice explains the effect of changes on requirements with respect to passports and documents for travel to the Schengen Area (including Spain) after 31 December 2020.
If there is no agreement, then processes and procedures will change on 1 January 2021 when the transition period has ended. The way in which businesses and citizens interact with the EU and its Member States, including Spain, will become very different. It is essential that everyone familiarises themselves with those changes and prepares for them. However, there are some areas where the impact cannot be mitigated, quite simply because those new procedures are the consequences of Brexit and of what having left the European Union actually means.
The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia said:
“It is important to understand that these Technical Notices contain guidance to cover the eventuality of no agreement in the ongoing negotiations for a Future Relationship between Gibraltar and the European Union. The Government, nonetheless, continues to work hard for an agreement which protects our sovereignty, jurisdiction and control.”