On 12 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Corona virus a “pandemic”. Europa Trust Company Ltd is taking this opportunity to provide information regarding the jurisdiction of Gibraltar and how services could be affected.

Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar continues to plan and prepare for a possible large-scale outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 in the jurisdiction. A number of strategies have been implemented in line with the best estimates and projections of Gibraltar’s Public Health professionals. These include closure of service counters at government departments, as well as limited access to Companies House.

Subject to these restrictions, The Europa Group is currently operating normal service levels. The Europa Group has implemented a variety of business continuity strategies, however, given that this is a developing situation, we may be required to operate reduced service levels at very short notice.

The Government of Gibraltar’s measures to reduce any spread of the virus include:

• Core Group of Policymakers to meet daily.
• Companies House Gibraltar not accepting paper documents.
• Gibraltar Post Office not accepting cash and all Government cash counters will stop operating.
• Schools will remain open.
• Bus services in Gibraltar to be reduced.
• Advice to people to avoid religious services and ceremonies, large groups and social occasions.
• Emergency hospital surgery will continue, whilst urgent surgery will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
• Daily situation updates to be provided to all Gibraltar mobiles via WhatsApp.

The Government of Gibraltar is confident that Gibraltar is ready as possible for the potential impact of the virus.

Working with The Europa Group

Europa Trust Company Ltd is part of the Europa Group. We have been based in Gibraltar for over 35 years and have built a reputation as a stable and reputable business.

We provide a comprehensive range of company and trust formation and management services including company and trust administration, foundations, partnerships, corporate directors, shareholders and secretaries, accounting, marine registration and other associated services.

Our clients are an eclectic mix of international executives, authors, sportsmen, corporations, wealthy individuals, families and many more. Their individual interests and needs are at the centre of our focus. Each client benefits from the experience and multi-jurisdiction knowledge of a dedicated Europa Group professional.

The Europa Group is able to work in over 31 jurisdictions around the World. We are licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and are ISO 27001 (Information Security Management Systems) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) certified.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you.