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Country and Regional Classifications

This page was last updated on 23 September 2021.

Changes effective from 23 September: 
From 23 September, the Bailiwick of Guernsey will accept valid vaccination certification of an approved vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Jannsen) from all international jurisdictions. 

From 4 October, there will be significant changes to the rules for travel to the Bailiwick. Please go to: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/october for the latest information.

From 23 September the Bailiwick of Guernsey will accept valid vaccination certification from all international jurisdictions. A vaccine certificate will be valid if it shows that a full course of an approved vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Jannsen) has been administered and 14 days have passed since the last dose.

 

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

  • Category 1 includes countries in which we have formed Air Bridges with.
  • Category 2 includes countries and regions which have 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.
  • Category 4 includes countries and regions which have a prevalence rate of more than 100 per 100,000 for 7 consecutive days.

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 14 days prior to their travel. Information has been provided online to help passengers determine regions using a detailed map of UK towns. For more information about transiting through the UK, please visit: covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/transit

A country is specified for the purposes of paragraph 4(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 2 to the Emergency Powers (Coronavirus) (General Provision) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (No. 9) Regulations, 2021 where it is listed on the "UK Red List" (as may be amended from time to time) found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#red-list.

 

The full dataset for the categorisation of countries is available below.

Current Travel Requirements

Travel 23 September flowchart

Changes to Categories 1 - 4

Country and region categorisations were re-introduced for Categories 3 & 4 on 23 April 2021. Category 2 countries and regions came into effect on Friday 14 May 2021.

Country and regions prevalence rates are reviewed weekly on a Wednesday or earlier if required. The last review was carried out on 22 September 2021 and the following changes come into effect at 00:01 on Thursday 23 September 2021:

 

Category 3 to Category 3 watchlist:

  • Cayman islands
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Faroe islands
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia

Category 2 watchlist to Category 3:

  • Benin
  • Hungary
  • Uganda

Category 3 watchlist to Category 3:

  • Montserrat

Category 3 watchlist to Category 4:

  • New Caledonia
  • Romania

Category 3 to Category 2:

  • Kuwait
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon

UK, Ireland, Jersey and Isle of Man

The following map for the UK and Ireland, including regional variations, has been published below. The prevalence rates are assessed weekly on a Wednesday or more frequently if required. Any changes are made at midnight that night and, where necessary, a new map is published.

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. For Scotland, please check this map. For Welsh regions, please view the map in the following downloadable pdf:

UK Region Map - 22 July 21

Please note that some of the regions in this map are on watchlists. Please see below for more info on this.

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