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Current Travel Requirements

This page was last updated on 1 December 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

  • NEW countries added to red list in response to new COVID-19 variant. Any area, region or country identified on the UKs red list at any time is also treated as a red list country in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

  • From 00.01 Wednesday 1 December 2021, new travel requirements will come into effect. 

  1. all fully vaccinated arrivals who have been to a non-Common Travel Area (CTA) country in the 10 days before their journey to the Bailiwick will need to complete a PCR test on arrival and isolate until they receive a negative result.

  2. all arrivals who have only been to the Common Travel Area will be legally required to purchase a pack of Lateral Flow Tests on arrival and complete the course of tests over the following 10 days.

  3. Travel requirements for arrivals from outside the CTA who are not fully vaccinated will not change AND for those arriving from red list countries are also unchanged.

 

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

Travel 1 December 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:

  • Purchase pack of 5 Lateral flow tests (LFTs) for travellers aged 12 and over. 
  • Travellers aged 5 - 11 years will be provided with a pack of 5 LFTs free of charge.
  • It is a legal requirement* to undertake an LFT on the day of your arrival and then an LFT on days 3, 5, 7 and 9 after your arrival.
  • No isolation.

 

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 (excluding UK red list)

  • Day 1 test for travellers aged 12 and over.
  • Isolate until Day 1 negative result.
  • Children aged 5 - 11 years will be provided with 5 LFTs free of charge. Children under the age of 11 must be registered on the Travel Tracker account of one travelling adult only.
  • It is a legal requirement* to undertake an LFT on the day of your arrival and then an LFT on days 3, 5, 7 and 9 after your arrival.
  • For unvaccinated children aged 12-17. The parent’s vaccine information 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.

 

For unvaccinated travellers - from rest of the world (excluding UK red list)

  • Day 1 and Day 8 tests for travellers aged 12 and over.
  • Isolate until Day 8 negative result.
  • Children aged 5-11 will not be PCR tested, instead will be provided with 5 LFTs free of charge. They 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.
  • It is a legal requirement* to undertake an LFT on the day of your arrival and then an LFT on days 3, 5, 7 and 9 after your arrival.
  • 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 the child can benefit from this vaccinated status. (See vaccinated travellers above)
  • 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 UK’s red list

  • Day 1 and Day 9 PCR tests for travellers aged 12 and over.
  • Isolate until Day 9 negative result.
  • Children aged 5-11 will not be PCR tested, instead will be provided with 5 LFTs free of charge. They 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.
  • 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 UK’s 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).

 

*It is a criminal offence to fail to follow the testing and/or isolation requirements linked to your travel history. You may be prosecuted, and if convicted, could be sentenced to a fine of up to £10,000, 3 months’ imprisonment, or both.

 

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

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