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. Fully vaccinated travellers into the Bailiwick will be charged £25 for a pack of five lateral flow tests when they complete the Travel Tracker.
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
Travel update 21 September 21
From this Thursday (23 Sept) visitors 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.
Travel update coming into effect on 4 October 21
From Monday 4 October, there will be significant changes to the rules for travel to the Bailiwick.
All travel from the Common Travel Area (UK, Isle of Man, Jersey and the Republic of Ireland), regardless of vaccination status will be treated as a ‘blue’ arrival. These travellers will need to purchase and complete a course of lateral flow tests (£25 for a pack of five), when they complete the Travel Tracker 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.
We have produced two handy guides below to help you navigate through our travel changes, so please take a look before booking.
Current Travel Requirements
New travel requirements coming into effect on 4 October 21
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