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Travelling from outside of the Bailiwick

Through the Emergency Powers (Coronavirus) (General Provision) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (No. 3) Regulations, 2020, the Civil Contingencies Authority has imposed a requirement on all persons arriving in the Bailiwick from anywhere in the world to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence. In your 14 days of mandatory isolation, you must not leave your accommodation and you must not leave the Island.

Please note that there will be a 7-day mandatory self-isolation trial period for those arriving into Guernsey between 5-10th July 2020 via Condor and Aurigny only. Those who take part in this trial must adhere to the following: For days 1-7, you must not leave your accommodation and you must not leave the Island. Once you have received your negative COVID-19 test, during days 8-14 you are under passive surveillance (details below). This means that you must not leave the Island until after day 14 of arriving.

More information is available below.

This measure of 14 days isolation upon arrival includes all travel, by any means (including privately owned or chartered vessels) and includes travel between the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey, but not within the Bailiwick of Guernsey (between Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm). In your 14 days of mandatory isolation, you must not leave your accommodation and you must not leave the Island. An exemption list for 'critical roles' travel (for reasons that are critical to the running of the Island) is detailed below.

Any person arriving in the Bailiwick from anywhere in the world (including, for the avoidance of doubt, Jersey and the United Kingdom) will be required to provide information (as specified in the Schedule) and satisfactory proof of his or her identity to any customs officer, police officer or other authorised person who requests the information. This information is required in order to enable the Medical Officer of Health to contact that person without delay during the 14-day period of self-isolation.

Where a person fails to comply with the requirement above, including where he or she is reasonably suspected to have provided false or misleading information or documents in connection with that requirement, that person may be detained until he or she complies with the requirement and any other screening requirements that the Medical Officer of Health may impose.

Anyone travelling to the Bailiwick for work or pleasure MUST know their self-isolation address BEFORE they arrive. You can find a list of properties that are available for self-isolation below.

The Bailiwick has now reached phase five of its exit from COVID-19 lockdown, which allows for the re-opening of visitor accommodation premises on the islands.

Some potential visitors have indicated that they are prepared to undergo 14 days self-isolation on arrival to allow them travel to the Bailiwick for non-essential purposes, such as visiting friends and family, to take a break or for short-term work. Whilst this may now be possible in theory, the island is determined to protect the advances it has made in controlling COVID-19 locally, anyone contemplating travel to the Bailiwick should give full consideration of the requirements for the 14 days self-isolation before deciding to travel.

 These requirements mean that weekend and short-breaks are not possible at the moment

Anyone travelling to the Bailiwick for work or pleasure MUST know their self-isolation address BEFORE they arrive.

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