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Current Travel Requirements

This page was last updated on 22 October 2021.

Everyone arriving into the Bailiwick must create a Travel Tracker account, you will be able to do so up to 8 days before your journey. For more information please go to: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/traveltracker

  • All arrivals who have been only in the Common Travel Area (CTA) in the previous 10 days to use the ‘blue’ channel, regardless of vaccination status, meaning no testing or self-isolation requirement. 
  • The Bailiwick of Guernsey has adopted the UKs red list and will no longer classify Countries and Regional  Classification as Categories 1 - 4.
  • The Bailiwick of Guernsey accepts valid vaccination certification of an approved vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Jannsen) from all international jurisdictions. 
  • Children will not be required to take a PCR test before returning to education after travel. Read more.
  • From Friday 22 October, 2D bar codes are available for fully vaccinated Bailiwick of Guernsey residents as part of their digital vaccination certification. Read more at: Media release - 22 October 2021 - Digital vaccination 2D bar codes launched for people fully vaccinated in the Bailiwick of Guernsey .pdf (gov.gg)
  • From Wednesday 27 October, fully vaccinated passengers arriving from outside the common travel area, from countries NOT on the UK red list will no longer be asked to do a PCR test. Instead they will be required to purchase a pack of 5 LFTs, they must take the first test on their day of arrival, and then use the rest over the following days. They do not need to isolate.

The flowchart below explains what travellers will need to do on arrival in different scenarios.

20-Oct-Flowchart

CTA - Common Travel Area: United Kingdom, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.
Fully vaccinated – Traveller can provide the necessary proof they have received a full course of an approved vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Jannsen) and 14 days have passed since their last dose.
On entry into the UK or other jurisdictions: Pre-travel testing may be required as per national guidance.

Travel within the Common Travel Area (CTA) - Blue Channel

All travel from the CTA regardless of vaccination status will be treated as ‘blue’. This means:

  • No isolation or testing requirements on arrival.

 

Travel from outside of the Common Travel Area (CTA)

All travel from outside of the CTA within the last 10 days will be required to:

 

For vaccinated travellers - from rest of the world

  • Day 1 PCR test for travellers aged 12 and over. 
  • No isolation.
  • Children aged 11 and under will not be tested and will follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians. Children under the age of 11 must be registered on the Travel Tracker account of one travelling adult only.
  • Unvaccinated children aged 12-17 will be tested and follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians. If the parents are vaccinated the parents vaccine details can be added to the child's travel tracker account, so they can benefit from this vaccinated status.
  • 12 - 17 year olds with one dose of vaccine plus 14 days since dose are considered fully vaccinated.
  • If you decline to take a test, you must self-isolate for 10 days.

 

For unvaccinated travellers - from rest of the world

  • Day 1 and Day 8 tests for travellers aged 12 and over.
  • Isolate until Day 8 negative result.
  • Children aged 11 and under will not be tested and will follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians. Children under the age of 11 must be registered on the Travel Tracker account of one travelling adult only.
  • Unvaccinated children aged 12-17 will be tested and follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians. If the parents are vaccinated the parents vaccine details can be added to the child's travel tracker account, so they can benefit from this vaccinated status.
  • 12 - 17 year olds with one dose of vaccine plus 14 days since dose are considered fully vaccinated.
  • If you decline to take a test, you must self-isolate for 10 days.

 

For all travellers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, travelling directly into the Bailiwick from a region on the UKs red list

  • Day 1 and Day 9 PCR tests for travellers aged 12 and over.
  • Isolate until Day 9 negative result.
  • Children aged 11 and under will not be tested and will follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians. Children under the age of 11 must be registered on the Travel Tracker account of one travelling adult only.
  • Unvaccinated children aged 12-17 will be tested and follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians. If the parents are vaccinated the parents vaccine details can be added to the child's travel tracker account, so they can benefit from this vaccinated status.
  • 12 - 17 year olds with one dose of vaccine plus 14 days since dose are considered fully vaccinated.
  • If you decline to take a test, you must self-isolate for 10 days.

 

For all travellers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, travelling from a region on the UKs red list via the UK into the Bailiwick

  • You cannot transit through the UK. You must complete self-isolation requirements in the UK.
  • Once completed, you can travel as a Blue Channel traveller. (See Blue Channel above).

 

Information regarding self-isolation can be found here: Self-isolation | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (gov.gg)

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