Today, Guernsey’s Government has set it’s planned changes to travel which come into effect in two stages on 23rd September and on 4th October.
From this Thursday (23 Sept) those providing proof they have received a full course of an approved Covid-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Jannsen), regardless of where they received their vaccine doses, will have reduced restrictions on arrival into the Bailiwick.
From Monday 4 October, there will be significant changes to the rules for travel to the Bailiwick.
All travel from the Common Travel Area, regardless of vaccination status will be treated as a ‘blue’ arrival, whether that be visitors or residents returning to the Bailiwick. These travellers will need to purchase and complete a course of lateral flow tests, but there will be no other restrictions for these travellers.
The highest level of restrictions to arrivals will be those who are coming directly from countries on the UK’s red-list without passing through the UK. They will need to carry out a self-swab PCR test on arrival and self-isolate until they take a second PCR test on Day 9 and receive a negative result.
For all other countries, fully vaccinated non-CTA arrivals will only be required to take a self-swab PCR test on arrival but will not be required to self-isolate. Unvaccinated non-CTA arrivals will need to take a self-swab PCR test on arrival, and self-isolate until a negative results of a second PCR test on Day 8.
Over the coming weeks, we will continue to update you on opportunities for visiting the Islands. To enable you to tentatively plan, there are currently flights on sale to Guernsey from Aurigny Air Services, up to October half term 2022. Blue Islands have flights on sale for travel up until March 2022. Condor Ferries have also published their upcoming schedule, should you choose to sail. You will also find a wealth of package holidays and special offers for a short break this autumn.
We know many of you love our Islands and we have been looking after them while you’ve been away.
We all look forward to welcoming you in the near future with open arms.
More information here.