This measure of 14 days isolation upon arrival includes all travel, by any means (including privately owned or chartered vessels) and includes travel between the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey, but not within the Bailiwick of Guernsey (between Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm). In your 14 days of mandatory isolation, you must not leave your accommodation and you must not leave the Island. An exemption list for 'critical roles' travel (for reasons that are critical to the running of the Island) is detailed below.
For the purposes of the Emergency Provisions (Coronavirus) (General Provision) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (No. 5) Regulations, any other country or territory outside the Bailiwick (except the Isle of Man, which exception has effect from 00.01 22nd July 2020) is an "infected area".
This means that any person arriving in the Bailiwick from anywhere in the world (including, for the avoidance of doubt, Jersey and the United Kingdom, but not the Isle of Man) will be required to provide specified information and satisfactory proof of their identity to any customs officer, police officer or other authorized person who requests the information. This information is required in order to enable the Medical Officer of Health to contact that person without delay during the 14-day period of self-isolation. The form that requires completion is here: Legal Notice - Self Isolation and Data Form Legal advice - V6 wef 00.01 hrs 7 August 2020. You can also obtain copies of these when you check-in for travel to Guernsey.
Where a person fails to comply with the requirement above, including where he or she is reasonably suspected to have provided false or misleading information or documents in connection with that requirement, that person may be detained until he or she complies with the requirement and any other screening requirements that the Medical Officer of Health may impose.
Anyone travelling to the Bailiwick for work or pleasure MUST know their self-isolation address BEFORE they arrive. You can find a list of properties that are available for self-isolation below.
The Bailiwick has now reached phase five of its exit from COVID-19 lockdown, which allows for the re-opening of visitor accommodation premises on the islands.
Some potential visitors have indicated that they are prepared to undergo 14 days self-isolation on arrival to allow them travel to the Bailiwick for non-essential purposes, such as visiting friends and family, to take a break or for short-term work. Whilst this may now be possible in theory, the island is determined to protect the advances it has made in controlling COVID-19 locally, anyone contemplating travel to the Bailiwick should give full consideration of the requirements for the 14 days self-isolation before deciding to travel.
These requirements mean that weekend and short-breaks are not possible at the moment.
Please note that information regarding travel during Phase 5b of the Exit from Lockdown has now been confirmed and can be found at https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/phase5b