Gibraltar set to be top holiday destination for Brits this summer – as country vaccinates ALL adults

GIBRALTAR has given the vaccine to the entire adult population – and it could make it a popular holiday destination for Brits.

The UK is one of the leading countries for the vaccine rollout with 47 per cent of the population offered the first jab.

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This is just behind Israel at 61 per cent and the Seychelles at 66 per cent – but still behind Gibraltar.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in his speech last week: "It is our collective efforts that has given us that crucial time and space to vaccinate more than 31 million people.

"And I’m pleased that we’ve also been able to support our overseas territories so that Gibraltar has become one of the first places in the world to offer a vaccination to its entire adult population."

The British overseas territory, with a population of just 33,701 residents, had its Covid vaccines supplied by the UK government and delivered by the RAF.

In total, Gibraltar has seen 4,277 cases of Covid, as well as 94 deaths.

And with three-hour flights to Gibraltar from £28.99 with easyJet or three night weekend breaks and flights from £129 with British Airways, it could be the next destination for a British holiday abroad. 

Restaurants and bars are all open, both indoor and outside, with cable cars to the top of the famous Gibraltar Rock tourist attraction.

Holidaymakers can expect temperatures up to 28C in the peak summer season, while it remains in the early 20s in October.

Other holiday destinations have said they want to open to Brits through vaccine passports, including Spain, Greece and Portugal.

However, as Covid cases increase across Europe with countries such as France being forced back into lockdown due to a third wave, holidays may be restricted.

A traffic light system will be introduced, the government confirmed, to allow travel to resume to low risk destinations.

Different countries are set to be graded green, amber or red according to their vaccinations, infection rates, the prevalence of variants of concern, and their genomic sequencing capacity.

Gibraltar is likely to be a "green" destination along with Malta and Portugal although the government has not yet confirmed the official list.

It could mean Brits swap Spain for destinations including Bahrain, Dubai and the US as they speed ahead with their vaccination rollout.

Israel leads the world with 110 doses per 100 residents, followed by the UAE with 84.1 and Bahrain with 46 per 100.

The US has 44.6, Britain 52.4 and Malta is Europe’s second best at 37 – and most of Europe is poised for Amber status, falling under 17 per 100 residents.

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