If you are travelling from the Common Travel Area (UK, Jersey, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland), regardless of your vaccination status, you will be able to arrive with no test on arrival and there are no self-isolation requirements. Until 20 Oct, travellers into the Bailiwick from the CTA will need to buy a pack of five lateral flow tests, at £25, when they complete the Travel Tracker.
Visitors with proof of a full course of an approved Covid-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Jannsen), regardless of where they received their vaccine doses, will only be required to take a self-swab PCR test on arrival but will not be required to self-isolate.
If you are coming directly from a country on the UK’s red list you will need to carry out a self-swab PCR test on arrival and self-isolate until the negative result of a second, Day 9, PCR test.
We have produced a handy chart below to help you navigate through our travel changes, so please take a look before booking.
Current Travel Requirements
Once you are all ready to start your holiday and you’ve packed your ID, your booking confirmations and all of the travel essentials, you will need to remember the below.
There are two very important things that we’re asking you to do so that you can get that long-awaited holiday to the Islands of Guernsey started in the smoothest way possible.
If you know of a loved one who needs a helping hand, please do offer them assistance in advance of their journey by helping them to create an email account so they can go on to register on Travel Tracker (which they may need your help with). Do remind them to bring their proof of vaccination status with them too. We’ll help them when they arrive, but it’s essential that they bring proof of vaccination status with them, and we'll need an email address for them too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I still need a hard copy of my proof of vaccination status if I have already uploaded it to my Travel Tracker account?
We would strongly recommend this, just in case. It’s always good to be prepared. If you’ve got a digital version of your proof of vaccination status, then do keep this handy on a mobile device if needed.
What are the accepted forms of proof of vaccination status?
You can find a current list here. This list also includes information on how to obtain the required documentation. Vaccinations need to have been issued in the Common Travel Area.
What is the Common Travel Area?
The Common Travel Area includes the United Kingdom, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.
What does the ‘blue channel’ mean?
You may notice us referring to a ‘blue channel’ category or traveller. This refers to a traveller who can arrive in Guernsey without self-isolation and testing because they meet the following criteria:
More detailed information relating to travel rules for under 18s is available here.
Further information in relation to COVID-19 and travelling to the Islands of Guernsey can be found here: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel