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Travel information for those who are not ordinarily resident

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is currently in lockdown. For more information on what this means, please go to:

Only essential travel into the Bailiwick can take place. Those planning on travelling will need to apply for an Essential Travel Permit.

If your application is successful you will need to create a Travel Tracker account and register your journey one or two days before travelling into the Bailiwick. The only exemption to this is intra-Bailiwick flights. For more information please go to:

If you are leaving the Bailiwick and do not intend to return, an Essential Travel Permit is not required.

Only essential travel into the Bailiwick of Guernsey can take place. For more information on what is deemed essential travel, please go to

People that are not ordinarily resident in the Bailiwick can only travel for the following reasons and will need to apply for the relevant permit before travelling: 

  • Compassionate reasons, including fulfilling a legal obligation,
  • To become a new resident, 
  • As a critical worker 

Details of the criteria for each Travel Permit are available below. 

Essential Travel Permits

COVID-19 contacts

Clinical questions

Phoneline available 24 hours a day. Email inbox monitored Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Non-clinical enquiries

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Businesses with financial concerns

Critical workers

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00


Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00