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29th October 2020, 18:39

High increase in the number of locally registered cars crossing the frontier on Thursday amid concerns over regional border restrictions in Spain

Despite confirmation that Spain's decree of a State of Emergency does not affect frontiers, Wednesday night's news of the closing of regional borders raised concern about whether movement between Gibraltar and Andalucia would be affected. 

The Borders and Coastguard Agency told GBC that Thursday showed a very high increase in the number of locally registered cars crossing the border.

By 10:45 in the morning, four lanes of traffic to cross into Spain had formed, and by 6pm there were six lanes stretching back to the sun dial roundabout. The Borders and Coastguard Agency says there been an average queue of between 45 minutes to one hour throughout the day. The RGP had to provide traffic officers at some points.