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Currently, if you are travelling from the Common Travel Area (UK, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland) and have had both doses of your vaccine, with the second dose being at least 14 days prior to travel, you will be able to arrive with no self-isolation requirements on arrival. Fully vaccinated travellers into the Bailiwick will be provided with lateral flow tests on arrival, due to a supply chain issue this has been delayed and is expected to start later this week (w/c 2 August). Further detail will be provided soon.

Those traveling from Jersey are currently required to provide a negative PCR or observed lateral flow test on arrival – read more.

If you have not had both your vaccines, or you are travelling via the UK to Guernsey from other destinations around the world, you will have to continue to follow the Categories system we have in place. See which category you are under here.

We also strongly recommend that those who are not local residents arrange to take a pre-travel test (either PCR or lateral flow). Read more here. 

Travel Update 2 August 2021

From Monday 16th August any fully vaccinated adult who had their vaccination administered in the Common Travel Area (Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, UK or Republic of Ireland), EU or EFTA (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland), will be classified as Category 2 if they have travelled anywhere outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 14 days– as long as they have not spent any time in a country on the UK’s ‘red list’. Read more here

We have produced the handy guide below to help you navigate through our most recent travel changes, so please take a look before booking.

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. 

  1. Create a Travel Tracker account, ideally 48 hours before departure. A step by step guide is available here. 
  2. Bring a hard copy version of your proof of vaccination status, or ensure that you have an approved digital form with you. 

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 if I don’t have proof of vaccination status?

If you haven’t been fully vaccinated (received both doses of your vaccine + 14 days has passed since your second dose) and/or you have been outside of the Common Travel Area in the 14 days before your arrival to the Islands of Guernsey, then you will need to refer to the category of the country/region you are travelling from and follow the required self-isolation/testing for that area. 

A regularly updated list is available here. This will also apply if you do not have an accepted form of proof of vaccination status with you upon arrival either successfully uploaded to Travel Tracker or in printed/approved digital form. 

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/july 

 

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