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Critical Worker Travel Application Process

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Guernsey Ports, in line with the latest States of Guernsey Public Health Services advice, have established a travel application form to facilitate essential travel for critical workers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The application process has been developed to enable those who would be defined as a critical worker to be given approval to travel from Guernsey Airport, Alderney Airport, St Peter Port Harbour or St Sampson's Harbour.

Critical Worker Definition

The States of Guernsey Public Health Services define 'critical worker travel' as travel by workers required to keep critical services running across the Bailiwick.

Such travel is necessary to support and protect the Islands' connectivity, critical national infrastructure, the safety and security of the Bailiwick, and essential public services including education and medical provisions.

This application process does not currently apply to those travelling on compassionate or medical grounds.

Application Process

Applications should be made to Guernsey Ports a minimum of two working days prior to travel wherever possible.

The form below  should be used when making an application for critical worker travel status.

pdf icon Guernsey Ports Critical Worker Travel Application Process - Issue 5 [534kb]

Each application will be considered by the Guernsey Ports Senior Leadership Team and a decision provided to the originator by e-mail within 24 hours of the date of the application.

Applications may also be made through the States of Guernsey's Population Management Office at or by telephoning 01481 715790.