We are proud to be the first place in the British Isles declared Coronavirus free. This success has been driven by strong and decisive leadership by our Government, supported by extraordinary community spirit.
As we continue to exit from lock down, travel restrictions do still remain in place.
All persons arriving in to The Islands of Guernsey ('the Bailiwick') from anywhere in the world (with the exception of the Isle of Man) must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they are eligible for and opt into a 'test on day 7' option. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence.
Where you are required to self-isolate for 14 days, you must not leave your accommodation and you must not leave the Island.
Where you have opted into the test on day 7 option, you may only leave your accommodation when you have received a negative test result. You must then comply with the conditions and restrictions ("passive follow-up") until the 14th day after your arrival in The Islands. Although you may visit Herm or Sark while you are subject to passive follow-up, you may not visit Alderney until the 14th day following your arrival.
Travellers arriving into The Islands of Guernsey must read thoroughly and complete the self-isolation legal and advice data form which can be found here.
Guernsey and Sark are currently in Phase 5b of the Covid-19 exit from lock down strategy, detailed below. While preparations for a next phase of the exit from lock down, Phase 5c, are already well in place and will see reduced travel restrictions, the restrictions outlined below are likely to remain in place until at least October 2020
Phase 5b distinguishes between Group A, B & C countries.
Anyone travelling from a Group A country within the previous 14 days must enter compulsory self-isolation for 14 days.
Anyone travelling from a Group B country can:
Passive follow-up means a person:
Anyone travelling from a Group C country is not required to undertake any self-isolation or testing. These countries relate to those with agreed air bridges with the Islands of Guernsey.
Group A, B & C countries can be found here.
**England - Introduction of regional variations**
The Civil Contingencies Authority has agreed to vary the self-isolation requirements Group A and B countries to include regions for England from Tuesday 15 September 2020. Read more at: https://gov.gg/regionalvariations
We ask our visitors for your continued patience and we will provide further updates as and when they are announced.
For further information, please go to gov.gg/coronavirus
An air bridge has been formed between the two islands, Guernsey's airline, Aurigny.com is offering flights in July, August & September.
Visitors from Isle of Man can find out more about booking a trip to the Islands of Guernsey here. Please note, wearing of face masks during the flight is required.
A Business Tunnel between Jersey and Guernsey and the UK and Guernsey has been agreed, with Blue Islands operating flights. Initially, travel in a Business Tunnel is strictly limited to same day return travel only and is allowable for the purposes of business without the need for quarantine. An application must be made at least 7 days prior to travel. Further restrictions also apply. Please see full details here.
Any persons travelling outside of the Business Tunnel, are still required by law to self-isolate as outlined further above.
Updated 28th August 2020