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Gibraltar: Schengen Agreement

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1755, tabled on 24 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 February (HL1487), whether they intend to prohibit Gibraltar from applying to join the EU Schengen open border area.

Answered on

5 March 2020

As Lord Ahmad stated in his response to question HL1487, the United Kingdom will be negotiating the future relationship with the EU on behalf of the whole United Kingdom family, including Gibraltar. The United Kingdom, including Gibraltar, is not part of the borderless Schengen zone.