The Bailiwick of Guernsey entered into Phase 5b of its Exit from Lockdown framework on Monday 17th August. For the purpose of travel, Phase 5b means that all countries are categorised into Groups A, B and C.
Group A countries will have a compulsory 14 day self-isolation period. This includes all travel, by any means including privately owned or chartered vessels. In your 14 days of mandatory isolation, you must not leave your accommodation and you must not leave the Island.
Group B countries will include an optional Day 7 test with release to passive follow-up on receipt of a negative test.
Group C countries have no self-isolation or testing requirements. These are countries/jurisdictions who have formed air bridges with the Bailiwick.
Please note that Alderney joined Phase 5b on Friday 4 September 2020.
The full details of Phase 5b, including the criteria for each category group and their self-isolation requirements can be found at https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/phase5b. The Group A, B and C countries can be found at https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/countries.
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 authorised 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 - 12 October 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.
The legal variation for the 7 day test option can be read here.
Anyone travelling to the Bailiwick for work or pleasure MUST know their self-isolation address BEFORE they arrive. If you choose to, or need to, self-isolate with other members of your household who have not travelled with you, you will need to inform the booking team of this when they call you to arrange your test.