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Travelling to, from and through the UK

This page was last updated on 13 January 2022.

Travel to the UK from the Bailiwick of Guernsey

If you are travelling to the UK from the Bailiwick and have only been in the Common Travel Area (UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands) for the last 10 days, you will not be required to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test (unless required by the carrier) or to self-isolate on arrival in the UK.  You will also not be required by the UK authorities to complete a form to provide journey and contact details before travelling to the UK.

You will have to follow the COVID-19 rules which apply to the part of the UK that you are visiting. For more on the current rules in the UK, please visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

It is recommended that you check your travel insurance cover before travelling.

Travelling to the Bailiwick of Guernsey via the UK

The requirements for international arrivals into the UK can vary from those for arrivals into the Bailiwick.  Further details on the requirements for arrivals into the UK can be found at the links below.  You should ensure you check the requirements before you travel to ensure you understand what you will need to do.

England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland

 

Testing requirements on arrival in the UK

If you are arriving into the UK for the sole purpose of transiting on to Guernsey you will not be required to book a travel test package for Covid-19 tests to be taken on arrival in the UK (this is separate to the requirement to take a pre-departure test detailed above).

If you intend to remain in UK for a period of time before returning to the Bailiwick, you will need to book a travel test package for Covid-19 tests in line with the requirements of the UK Government. If transiting directly on to Guernsey, guidance on how to complete the UK’s passenger locator form in relation to exemption from the Covid-19 testing packages can be found here.

Note – Anyone arriving into England from a country on the UK’s red list or having been in such a country within the prior 10 days must pre-book and complete a mandatory 10 day isolation in a managed hotel in England before they can continue their journey to their final destination (the quarantine ‘package’ also includes Covid-19 tests).  There are very limited exemptions to this requirement and people travelling to the Bailiwick are not exempted.

It is recommended that you check your travel insurance cover before travelling.

Travelling abroad from Guernsey via the UK

The UK’s COVID-19 border measures can change at short notice so it is recommended that you check the latest UK information before travel (bearing in mind the place of your arrival into and departure from the UK). You will also need to check the travel requirements of your final destination outside the UK and your travel provider (this may include forms or pre-departure tests). 

You should check the FCDO’s travel advice for countries you intend to visit before you leave for your journey to ensure you understand the requirements.

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