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Travel in Phase 5b from 17 August 2020

This page was last updated on 14 September at 15:35hrs. 

As of Monday 17th August 2020, Guernsey and Sark are moving into Phase 5b. This sees the reinstatement of Group A and B country categorisations and the introduction of a Group C country category. Details of the criteria for each category group and their self-isolation requirements are available below. The countries included within each category can be found here. On Thursday 10 September 2020 the Civil Contingencies Authority (CCA) decided to introduce regional variations for travel within England, with effect from 00:01 on Tuesday 15 September. This will allow travel from areas with lower COVID-19 prevalence to stay as a Group B classification. The same approach is being considered for other UK countries and France. 

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 authoriszed 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 will be made available here, and 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. 

Alderney joined Phase 5b on Friday 4 September 2020. More detailed information can be read below. 

COVID-19 contacts

Clinical questions

Monday to Friday 08:00-16:00 (email inbox monitored between 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday)

Non-clinical enquiries

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Businesses with financial concerns

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Guidance for critical businesses and workers

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00


Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00