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COVID-19 - Locally Registered Vessels Returning from Outside of the Bailiwick

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Travel rules into the Bailiwick of Guernsey from 4 October 2021.

All travellers must register with the States of Guernsey's Travel Tracker system before starting their journey within 2 days prior to arrival in the Bailiwick. 

Travel within the Common Travel Area (CTA = UK, Jersey, Isle of Man, and Republic of Ireland) - Blue Channel

All travel from the CTA regardless of vaccination status will be treated as 'blue'. This means:

• Required to purchase a lateral flow test (LFT) pack for £25 per person.
• No isolation requirements.
• No testing for children 11 years and under.

Travel from outside of the Common Travel Area (CTA) - All travel from outside of the CTA within the last 10 days.

For vaccinated travellers - from rest of the world:

• Day 1 PCR test for travellers aged 12 and over.
• No isolation.
• Children aged 11 and under will not be tested and will follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians.
• Children aged 12-17 will be tested and follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians.
• 16 and 17 year olds with one dose of vaccine are considered fully vaccinated, regardless of parents/guardian vaccination status.
• If you decline to take a test, you must self-isolate for 7 days.

For unvaccinated travellers - from rest of the world:

• Day 1 and Day 8 tests for travellers aged 12 and over.
• Isolate until Day 8 negative result.
• Children aged 11 and under will not be tested and will follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians.
• Children aged 12-17 will be tested and follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians.
• If you decline to take a test, you must self-isolate for 10 days.

For all travellers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, travelling directly into the Bailiwick from a region on the UK's red list:

• Day 1 and Day 9 PCR tests for travellers aged 12 and over.
• Isolate until Day 9 negative result.
• Children aged 11 and under will not be tested and will follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians.
• Children aged 12-17 will be tested and follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians.
• If you decline to take a test, you must self-isolate for 14 days.

For all travellers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, travelling from a region on the UK's red list via the UK into the Bailiwick:

• You cannot transit through the UK. You must complete self-isolation requirements in the UK.
• Once completed, you can travel as a Blue Channel traveller. (See Blue Channel above).

If you are returning to the Bailiwick of Guernsey and you have departed from and remained solely within the Common Travel Area (CTA) for the last 10 days:

• You must arrive into the Bailiwick via St Peter Port Swan Pontoons or Braye Harbour visitor moorings.
• Proceed to the testing facility bring your smart device with you to log on to the Travel Tracker.
• Present your Travel Tracker information to COVID Test Team Staff on Crown Pier to confirm your "Blue" status and be issued with 5 lateral flow tests.
• Once confirmed you can return to your mooring.

The testing facility opening times on the Crown Pier: 09.00 to 11.00 and 16.00 to 18.00 (local time) daily. 

If you arrive outside of these working hours, you should proceed to an isolation pontoon and await the attendance of Harbour and/or Border Agency personnel the following morning.

If you are returning to the Bailiwick of Guernsey from outside of the CTA but not from the UK Red List:

• Register on the Travel Tracker and enter your journey within 2 days prior to arrival in the Bailiwick. Welcome to the Travel Tracker | Guernsey Travel Tracker (gov.gg)
• You must arrive into the Bailiwick via St Peter Port or Braye Harbour.
• You will be directed to the self-isolation pontoons and advised of the requirements for undertaking your day of arrival test and the self-isolation requirements (if any) that apply in your case.
• Once you have taken a COVID test you may proceed back to your mooring.
• When proceeding to and from the testing facility please bring your smart device with you to log on to the Travel Tracker.

The testing facility opening times on the Crown Pier: 09.00 to 11.00 and 16.00 to 18.00 (local time) daily. 

If you arrive outside of these working hours, you should proceed to an isolation pontoon and await the attendance of Harbour and/or Border Agency personnel the following morning.

If you are returning to the Bailiwick directly from a UK Red List country or territory you must:

• Register on the Travel Tracker and enter your journey within 2 days prior to arrival in the Bailiwick.
• You must arrive into the Bailiwick via St Peter Port or Braye Harbour.
• You will be directed to the self-isolation pontoons and advised of the requirements for undertaking your day of arrival test.
• Once you have taken a COVID test you may proceed back to your mooring and onward to your place of isolation as directed by the Guernsey Border Agency (GBA).
• When proceeding to and from the testing facility, you must wear a face covering and maintain 2 metre social distance from others and please bring your smart device with you to log on to the Travel Tracker.