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Travel with effect from 1 July 2021

This page was last updated on 28 July 2021 at 10.00hrs.

Important travel update 27 July 2021

Fully vaccinated travellers into the Bailiwick will be provided with lateral flow tests on arrival from Tuesday 3rd August 2021, provided the necessary testing packs arrive in the anticipated timeframe. Full details can be read here: gov.gg/lateral-flow-test-on-arrival

We urge you to have a read of our latest FAQs page which explains how to obtain an LFT pack, how to use it, information for children/young people and more: covid19.gov.gg/faq/LFT

If you have been to Jersey at any time within the 14 days prior to arrival in the Bailiwick, or are arriving from Jersey you will require a negative PCR test within the 48-hour period before travel, as per the decision on 19th July 2021. However, this will be kept under review. More information is available in the 'Additional measures for travellers from Jersey' section below.

The Civil Contingencies Authority (CCA) has announced the travel rules that will be in place from 1 July 2021. These are slightly different to what was announced previously and are laid out below. 

Please note anyone travelling into the Bailiwick will still need to register on Travel Tracker. More info can be found at: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/traveltracker.

If you are fully vaccinated with an MHRA or EMA approved vaccine, administered in The Common Travel Area, and 14 days have passed since your second vaccination, there will be no isolation or testing requirements if you are arriving from the Common Travel Area*. This means you will be in the “blue channel” travel category. Please see here: COVID Status Certificates (Vaccine Passports) | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (gov.gg) for the documentation which is accepted. 

*Travellers from the Bailiwick of Jersey to the Bailiwick of Guernsey will be required to present a negative PCR test before travelling. More information is available in the 'Additional measures for travellers from Jersey' section below.

If you are not fully vaccinated or if you have had both doses of vaccination but 14 days have not passed since your second dose, then country and region categories will apply as normal. More info on categories can be found at: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/countries.

The Common Travel Area (CTA) includes the United Kingdom, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.

If travelling into the Bailiwick from anywhere outside the CTA, the current country category isolation and testing requirements apply. If you have been outside the CTA in the 14 days before you arrive in the Bailiwick then the country category applies regardless of your vaccination status.

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It is important to note that Public Health will still apply overrides to country or region listings if it has any concerns. This CAN include countries/regions within the Common Travel Area.

These are the core rules that will be in place from 1 July 2021 to keep the Bailiwick safe and able to react quickly to COVID-19, but also enables free and unrestricted travel as much as is possible.

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