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Medical and Compassionate Travel

Medical Travel

All patients travelling to and from a UK hospital for treatment which has been approved through the Off-Island Services may apply for a variation in mandatory self-isolation.

This includes inpatients, outpatients and day patients.

Patients who need to return to the UK for further medical treatment during their self-isolation period in Guernsey may do so. There is a form below which any doctor can complete to allow this.

In order to apply for a variation you must download and complete this form

Compassionate Travel

It is only possible to reduce the 14 day period of mandatory self-isolation to a 7 day period for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Travelling to the Bailiwick to visit or support a terminally ill person;
  • Travelling to the Bailiwick to attend a funeral;
  • Travelling to or from the Bailiwick to support shared care arrangements for children and young people;
  • Travelling to the Bailiwick to support an adult with complex needs or a learning disability for whom the traveller has caring responsibilities.
  • Travelling to or from a UK hospital for treatment which has been approved through the Off-Island Services
  • Travelling to the Bailiwick and then receiving medical care during the 14 days isolation in the Bailiwick
  • Travelling to the Bailiwick to receive end of life care

In order to apply for a variation you must download and complete this form

Where possible, please email the completed form to variation@gov.gg with a subject heading: Your ‘Name’ & ‘Variation of Mandatory Self-Isolation’.

If submitting by post please send to:

Ref: Variation of Mandatory Self-Isolation

Public Health
States of Guernsey
Princess Elizabeth Hospital
Le Vauquiedor
St Andrew
GY6 8TW

Public Health Services aim to respond within 7 days.

It is possible to waiver the mandatory self-isolation period to allow you to visit a friend/relative who is in the end stages of life. For this to be considered you must provide supporting information for the Palliative Care Team or Les Bourgs Hospice.

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