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Visiting Vessels, local Boat Owners and Private Aircraft

This page was last updated on 26 January 2021 at 16:45hrs.

Essential travel means:

  • for a compassionate purpose (including but not limited to supporting a dependent relative),
  • to receive medical treatment,
  • to undertake essential business that cannot be transacted remotely,
  • to attend school, university or other further education, or
  • for permanent Bailiwick residents, to return home if they are currently off-Island,
  • to travel for the purposes of critical work, as an approved critical worker (in line with the existing critical worker application process).

Read the media release here.

Anyone travelling to Alderney or Sark from Guernsey will now also have to isolate for 14 days on arrival. 

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is currently in lockdown. For more information on what this means, please go to:

When travelling to the Bailiwick, whether arriving from a Category 1, 2, 3 or 4 country or region, you will need to create a Travel Tracker account. This includes travellers who have been given an exemption. The link to the Travel Tracker and associated information can be found here:

Anyone aged 18 and over, and children aged between 12 and 17 who are travelling unaccompanied, must create their own account.

Children aged 17 and under who are travelling with an adult, should be included within their account. Children under the age of 12 will not be tested on arrival, but will have a test on Day 7 if applicable.

If you are travelling as a family or group, children can only be registered on one adult’s account.

Once you have an account, you will be able to register your journey(s) and your self-administered test(s) on arrival. A journey cannot be registered until 2 calendar days before you are due to arrive in the Bailiwick.

If you are arriving into the Bailiwick in a visiting vessel, or you are a local boat owner, please take note of the additional guidance detailed below:

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