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Discussion in 'Europe Wide Visa Discussions' started by Heathen, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Daveyw1988
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    Daveyw1988 Active Member

    Was thinking that if on spouse visa
  2. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Yes it looks that way however it might be how you interpret the below


    British nationals do NOT require a visa to enter Gibraltar.

    Foreign passport holders with an ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK' do NOT require a visa to enter Gibraltar.

    Foreign passport holders, with a multiple entry visa for the UK issued for a minimum of six months, may enter Gibraltar without a separate visa.

    As visa regulations are subject to change without notice, we strongly recommend you contact the Gibraltar Tourist Board on +44 207 836 0777 for updated information before you travel.
    Is a spouse visa multi entry?
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020
  3. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I tend to think Isle of Man when considering Gibraltar. But of course there may well be differences. With Isle of Man no passports are required when entering if arriving from the U.K. directly. So for a Filipina travelling to the Isle of Man with her husband or even without, travelling directly from the U.K. would not need to show their passport.

    That said, I would in no sense of the imagination classify IOM as a foreign holiday destination, however many years ago, for many, it was a bit like going overseas. Those days have gone. Except that is if you are an extreme motorbike nut! :D

    When I saw the advert I did think about it for a few minutes but quickly changed my mind. I think it might be an act of desperation to book a holiday to Gibraltar. I have plumped for Wales instead. :lol:
  4. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    you dont need a visa to come to the isle of wight---just deep pockets. the ferry fares are daylight robbery.
  5. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Oh shoot. I have just noticed that some areas of Wales have the highest Covid 19 rates in the U.K.,:eek:
  6. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    I went for 2 weeks the year after the Manx fire, really good weather and we were all single! We had a real good time.
    The Three degrees were starring as where the Nolans(gave them a miss) beer was good and it was Scotch week and Irish week
  7. JohnAsh
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    I couldn’t think at first but then recalled the Summerland fire on the Douglas Promenade (before my time there). You can still see the Summerland wreck. They never did anything with that land. I have seen historical pictures of the beach in Douglas absolutely full of tourists but never saw that once between 2011 and 2017. The island does get busy during TT. During recent years there hasn’t been much in the way of music concerts etc. I did attend an Evening with Nigel Farage once. :lol: I doubt I will ever go back there again.
  8. oss
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    My first visit was 1970 before Summerland was built, I was there again in 1972 as a child on holiday with my parents and spent time in Summerland, I remember it being fun.

    It was indeed like a foreign holiday back then as no one took foreign holidays and I remember we needed to obtain some kind of entry permit before we got on the boat, I like the island those were two good holidays with good memories.

    I remember being shocked as a 14 year old the year Summerland burned down.
  9. Mattecube
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    I vaguely recall that one reason they haven't done anything with the land is that some of the original structure is built into the cliff behind and if they tried to do anything it might dislodge the cliff.
    As I say a vague recollection.
  10. JohnAsh
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    Not sure but you are right about it being built into the cliff.

    I used to live on the promenade there but half way around the bay. People on the island spoke of it but I had never heard about it til then. It seems it was some fire:

    “Nine of the 50 people who died were children, while 80 people were injured. It was the biggest death toll in a fire in peacetime since 1929, and Summerland had only opened in May 1971.“
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020 at 10:16 AM
  11. oss
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    Yes it was a horrific fire it was all over the news and the papers, a building clad and built with transparent plastic :( and as you guys say it was built into the mountain that was part of its appeal it was quite spectacular inside for that time.

    And the 1929 disaster well that happened in my home town my mother knew people lost in that disaster the Glen Cinema, smoke and panic killed many children an absolute tragedy, I knew about it as a child as the parents would tell us about it so that we knew what to if anything ever happened in a cinema.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020 at 5:26 PM
  12. JohnAsh
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    We stayed roughly halfway, where it says Empress Hotel, just next door. You will recognise the ferry terminal and where the Manx Electric Railway Museum is, is close to where Summerland was. Our apartment looked out to sea. But the beach was always virtually empty. I have seen photos from times gone by where the beach has been full of holiday makers. I think back in the 70s it was more popular, yes. 3428AF82-5A56-4BCC-A195-33B73C7606AF.jpeg

    This is what it looks like now:
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    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020 at 7:46 PM
  13. Mattecube
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    no there are a few countries within touching distance that you can get a visa for the wife on arrival, then look at Covid situation in that country.

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