Baggage Shipping to Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory that is joined to Spain on its south coast, at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Gibraltar is famous for its rock, which is 1397ft high high, and is also known for its tunnels and population of Barbary macaques. To find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Gibraltar please read on:
Why Ship to Gibraltar?
Whether you have plans to enjoy the shops and restaurants on offer in Gibraltar and/or engage in a more active vacation, Send My Bag can help by sending your luggage to your hotel, so that it is ready and waiting for your arrival. You can also ship home your luggage and any purchases you have made. This will make your journey much more enjoyable, without you having to wait around at bag drop or luggage carousels. You can also avoid airline baggage fees, including those for excess or oversized luggage.
If you are relocating to Gibraltar to study, you can use Send My Bag to send everything you will need for your stay – books, clothes, writing materials, etc. By shipping your things instead of bringing them on the plane yourself, you won’t need to pay any excess baggage fees charged by your airline. Plus, you can bring so much more with you than you could check into the hold of your plane.
Ways of Shipping to Gibraltar
If you are moving to Gibraltar to live, or to study, or if you are going on a relaxing, or more active, break, there are plenty of options for shipping your possessions to Gibraltar. Here are some of them below:
Send Luggage to Gibraltar
With Send My Bag you can ship your luggage to Gibraltar, in suitcases and boxes, to help you relocate there, or to allow you to bring everything you need to see you through to the end of your vacation. Your luggage can be picked up from home and delivered to your accommodation or new home in Gibraltar. Without the considerable burden of numerous items of luggage, your journey to Gibraltar will be a breeze. To find out more about sending luggage to Gibraltar, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
Send golf clubs to Gibraltar
Although Gibraltar itself has no golf courses, you can very easily nip over the border to Spain where you will find numerous golf courses, such as Alcaidesa, Almenara, and La Reserva. This means you can enjoy great golfing during your holiday to Gibraltar. Send My Bag can ship your golf clubs to where you are staying, allowing you to fully enjoy playing golf, using your own familiar equipment. It will also be a great benefit to not have to drag your clubs behind you onto public transportation. See more information on how to send golf clubs with Send My Bag, including how to best package your golf clubs.
send your bike to Gibraltar
Why not cycle around Gibraltar and/or take your bike further afield into Spain? You can do so from the comfort using your own bike if you send it to Gibraltar with Send My Bag. You could even have your bike delivered in Gibraltar, explore the area, and then cycle on into Spain and have your bike collected again from a Spanish hotel. This means your bike can become an integral part of your vacation, but not a burden. Your bike needs to be taken apart and safely packaged up before being sent to Gibraltar. Check out our information on bike shipping to learn more.
Removals to Gibraltar
You will have to think about international removals to Gibraltar if you are moving there permanently. Make sure you research removal companies thoroughly and choose a reputable company. Also make sure that you package up all your items carefully using suitable packaging so that they arrive in one piece.
student shipping to Gibraltar
The University of Gibraltar is brand new, having just opened in 2015. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. If you have decided to study at this institution, you can ship your possessions to your student accommodation with Send My Bag, allowing you to start your student life with everything you need around you. Read more about student shipping on our student removals page and find out how to receive your student discount.
Sending a parcel to Gibraltar
Sending a parcel to Gibraltar is easy with Send My Bag and is a great idea if you don’t have too much to send. Friends and family members can use Send My Bag to send things to Gibraltar for you, such as items you have forgotten, or care packages. Make sure you pick a sturdy box for your parcel to Gibraltar and seal it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items on our parcel shipping information page.
If you need to send something other than parcels, baggage and luggage to Gibraltar, you could look into the following options for shipping items internationally, particularly if you need to send large items like a sideboard or a bed:
Air Freight to Gibraltar
If you need to send large items, like an armchair or footstool, to Gibraltar, one option to consider is air freight. This service normally takes around one to two days. This makes it quick, but potentially costly, depending on how large your shipment is. You will also likely have to hire a customs agent to sort customs clearance for you. Plus, you will have to arrange how to get your items to and from the airports, which could involve another considerable cost. If you send internationally by air freight to Gibraltar your items will likely arrive at Gibraltar International Airport.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Gibraltar
Bulky items can also be shipped using sea freight or container shipping. Sea freight shipping can take several weeks, but it’s usually a cheaper option and good for those who don’t need their items immediately. You should keep in mind that you will still need to hire the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out transport for your items to and from the ports. When using container shipping to Gibraltar, your items will most likely arrive by ship at the Port of Gibraltar or at a port in neighbouring Spain.
Shipping Goods to Gibraltar
You must find out about current customs rules when shipping goods to Gibraltar. You should research any duty that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Gibraltar, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. See the section below on ‘What can I send to Gibraltar? What items are restricted?’
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Important Gibraltar Customs Information
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 2 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
General Customs Information
Since most countries allow a good amount of personal items to cross their borders duty free, sending personal effects only is usually straightforward. Send My Bag shipments are rarely stopped by customs.
Personal effects are typically viewed as used items that have been owned by the sender for 6 months or more. You must demonstrate to customs officials that your shipment is made up of personal effects by creating a short non-generic packing list online, to be written as follows: "3 x Cotton T-Shirt, 2 x Woollen Sweater, 3 x Pairs of Socks, 2 x Pairs of Leather Boots, ", etc., rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
If local customs find brand new or commercial items in your shipment, it may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. You should bear this is mind if you are sending Christmas or birthday gifts to Gibraltar. Please check with local customs so you are aware of any duties that need to be paid, take note of any advice given and provide all documentation required of you.
We advise travelers to take a few minutes to see how their own particular circumstances and what they are sending will be viewed by local customs at their destination, as customs rules vary according to country.
Further information can be found on our customs information page.
What can I send to Gibraltar? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a vacation suitcase. For security and customs reasons, however, certain items are prohibited. Please find these listed below.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Illegal or restricted goods;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Wine, Beer, Spirits and Champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones;
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Irreplaceable items.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Cell Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
Gibraltar covers an area of 6 km2 and has a population of just under 30,000 people. In August Gibraltar enjoys an average temperature of 75°F and in January the average temperature is 56°F.
Gibraltar attracts many tourists due to the fascination of the Rock and its tunnels, caves and nature reserve. Tours can be taken around the many sights that the Rock has to offer. The town centre of Gibraltar also offers tourists fine cuisine and numerous shops, from high street stores to independents and an indoor market. As Gibraltar is a VAT free area, shoppers can get great value for money. The currency is the Gibraltar pound, which is equivalent to Sterling. Visitors can also engage in outdoor pursuits, such as diving, fishing, walking and excursions to view the dolphins in Gibraltar Bay.