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What happens on arrival?

On arrival, you will be given a testing kit which will include everything you need to take your sample. Your pack will include:

  • Swab
  • Green screw topped tube
  • Plastic envelope

You will need to take two samples, one from the back of your throat and the other from the inside of your nose – using the same swab.

Please make sure you scan the barcode on the green screw topped tube to register your test against your Travel Tracker account, this will let the Laboratory know that you have submitted your test.

Once you have completed your test, please ensure the lid is secure and then take it in the envelope to the exit desk.

For a more detailed step by step guide on the process of self-swabbing please go to Travel in Phase 5c | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 ( There are also videos about what happens at both the airport and harbour. 

While travellers are not mandated to take any tests, anyone who chooses not to will need to observe a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period regardless of which country they have come from (with the exception of Category 1 country arrivals). 

Everyone arriving from Category 4 regions and countries are now required to self-isolate until they have received a negative result from a Day 13 test. If you decline a Day 13 test, you will have to self-isolate for 21 days. Those who choose to self-isolate with someone who has travelled to the Bailiwick will also need to adhere to the same requirement. This applies to those who have arrived from the 8th December. More information is available at