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

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

Travel within the Common Travel Area (CTA = UK, Jersey, Isle of Man, the 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.

Visiting Vessels:

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 :

• Register on the Travel Tracker and enter your journey within 2 days prior to arrival in the Bailiwick.

Using the address:

"your vessel name"
Marina Facilities
Albert Pier
St Peter Port
GY1 1AD

• Additionally, If your destination is Alderney, complete a 'Recreational Vessel - Booking form' at least 48 hrs before arriving in Braye harbour.
• Initially proceed to St Peter Port harbour for clearance, if your destination is in Guernsey, Herm or Sark; or proceed to Braye Harbour if your destination is in Alderney.
• Present your Travel Tracker information to COVID Test Team Staff to confirm your "Blue" status.
• Once confirmed you will be issued with a States of Guernsey "COVID Clear" sticker to display in the windscreen or prominent place on the vessel.
• You will be issued with 5 Lateral Flow Tests.
• You may now proceed to the Visitors Marina or other locations within the Bailiwick.

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

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 a UK Red List country or territory. 

• Register on the Travel Tracker and enter your journey within 2 days prior to arrival in the Bailiwick.

Using the address:
"your vessel name"
Marina Facilities
Albert Pier
St Peter Port
GY1 1AD

• Additionally, If your destination is Alderney, complete a 'Recreational Vessel - Booking form' at least 48 hrs before arriving in Braye Harbour.
• Initially proceed to St Peter Port harbour for clearance, if your destination is in Guernsey, Herm or Sark; or proceed to Braye Harbour if your destination is in Alderney.
• 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.
• 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.

The testing facility opening times: 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 arriving into the Bailiwick directly from a UK Red List region you must:

• Register on the Travel Tracker and enter your journey within 2 days prior to arrival in the Bailiwick. 

• Using the address:

"your vessel name"
Marina Facilities
Albert Pier
St Peter Port
GY1 1AD

• 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 or 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.

The testing facility opening times: 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.