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COVID Status Certificates (Vaccine Passports)

This page was last updated on 4 May 2022

2D bar codes are available for fully vaccinated Bailiwick of Guernsey residents as part of their digital vaccination certification.

Please note, the 2D bar code digital vaccination certificate, available to Bailiwick residents through the Travel Tracker, will include information on their booster. 

Confirmation of a booster will not appear on your digital vaccination certificate until 14 days after you have it. 

This page contains information about the COVID status certificate.

Guernsey's vaccination certificates

Guernsey's proof of vaccination certificates have been developed to closely align in format, content and security features to those being issued in the UK and the other Crown Dependencies, but with clear branding for the Government of Guernsey as the issuing authority. This approach has been taken to ensure that the certificates issued for the Bailiwick of Guernsey are easily recognised and accepted when used for travel outside the Bailiwick and particularly outside the Common Travel Area (CTA).

However, Bailiwick of Guernsey residents wanting to travel internationally need to be aware that it cannot be guaranteed that Bailiwick-issued certification will be accepted when entering a specific country as it is at the discretion of the border control officer(s), and sometimes transport carriers dependent on the processes in place for checking proof of vaccination.

Vaccination 2D bar codes

As of Thursday 16 December 2021, the 2D bar code digital vaccination certificate, available to Bailiwick residents through the Travel Tracker, will include information on their booster.

The codes are available through Travel Tracker accounts and can be accessed by logging into your account (or creating an account if you do not already have one) and selecting your COVID-19 Status Certificate. The 2D bar code will come up automatically when you do this.

Once a Travel Tracker account is logged onto it brings up a 2D barcode, which is valid for 30 days. Once expired, this will automatically refresh online, when logging into the Travel Tracker account. The number of remaining days are shown at the top of the code. If people are away from the island or offline when it expires they will need to connect to wi-fi or data in order for the 2D barcode to update online.

Please note:

  • Confirmation of a booster will not appear on your digital vaccination certificate until 14 days after you have it. 
  • If you print out the 2D barcode or save the 2D barcode as a PDF this code will expire 30 days from when it was generated. For this reason it is advised that people travelling who print out their code are mindful of the 30 day expiration. The 30 day validity is directed by the UK who are the issuing authority for Guernsey 2D bar codes and is designed to protect your personal data.

For the most frequently asked questions about 2D barcodes, please go to 2D barcode (QR code) Frequently Asked Questions | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (gov.gg)

​​​​​​​Compliance with Data Protection Law

Data currently retained as part of the Track & Trace system has been deleted as of Wednesday 4th May 2022. This includes all travel, quarantine and associated testing data held within Travel Tracker.

This follows the easing of travel restrictions and is also in accordance with the States of Guernsey’s data retention policy, to comply with the Data Protection Law 2017.

The Travel Tracker itself will still be used for vaccine information so islanders’ vaccination data will NOT be deleted. As a result, 2-D barcodes and vaccine certificates will still be available on the platform.

COVID-19 contacts

COVID-19 Helpline

  • If you have a  positive LFT, you must immediately notify the States of Guernsey via the online form at https://www.gov.gg/covidnotification or by calling the clinical helpline.

Option 1 - Clinical helpline available 09.00-16.00 weekdays, 10.00-12.00 Saturdays and closed Sundays

Option 2 - Non-clinical helpline available 09.00-16.00 weekdays

Email inbox monitored Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Please send clinical questions to publichealth@gov.gg  all non-clinical questions to covid19enquiries@gov.gg

Education

Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00

Travel Tracker

Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00