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Country and Regional Classifications

This page was last updated on 20 January 2021 at 9:30hrs.

From 00:01 on Wednesday 20th January the Civil Contingencies Authority has temporarily suspended the country and region categorisations. All arrivals into the Bailiwick will be classified as ‘Category 4’. Read the media release.

Please note that only essential travel into the Bailiwick can take place. More information is available here.

On Thursday 15th October, the CCA announced that countries and regions would be classified as Categories 1-4.

  • Category 1 includes countries in which we have formed Air Bridges with, equivalent to Group C.
  • Category 2 countries and regions will be implemented in the near future, with a prevalence rate of less than 30 per 100,000 for 7 consecutive days.
  • Category 3 includes countries and regions which have a prevalence rate between 30 to 100 per 100,000 for 7 consecutive days, which is equivalent to Group B.
  • Category 4 includes countries and regions which have a prevalence rate of more than 100 per 100,000 for 7 consecutive days.

The full definitions and testing requirements of Categories 1-4 can be found here.

Please Note: Public Health Services Guernsey use 14 day total cases prevalence rates (in line with ECDC guidelines) rather than Public Health England which uses 7 day total cases prevalence rates.

Travellers will be required to self-declare the countries or regions they have travelled to (or through) for the 7 days prior to their travel. Information has been provided online to help passengers determine regions using a detailed map of UK towns.

The UK and Ireland

The following map for the UK and Ireland, including regional variations, has been published below. 

If you are unsure which region you have been in or through, please check this map, which shows the major towns and cities in each region in England.

UK countries and regions 20 Jan

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