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COVID-19 status for local vessels

Local Boats & Marinas

New travel rules for inbound travellers to the Bailiwick of Guernsey (which includes Alderney, Herm and Sark) came into effect on 1 July 2021.

Additional rules have also been introduced from Friday 16 July, for anyone travelling from Jersey.  Please see here more information, and below for instructions on what to do before and after arrival in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.    

The following guidelines apply to visiting vessels as well as returning boatowners who are based in the Bailiwick.

Testing and/or self-isolation requirements will depend on your travel category, which will be determined by your vaccination status and whether or not you have travelled outside the Common Travel Area (CTA) within the past 14 days.  The CTA includes the United Kingdom, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Jersey (please note special rules apply), the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.

Travel Category

For the latest information regarding regional category classifications please visit: Country and Regional Classifications | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (

Please note that Public Health will still apply overrides to country or region listings if it has any concerns. This CAN include countries/regions within the Common Travel Area.

These are the core rules that will be in place from 1 July 2021 (and from 19 July 2021 for travel from Jersey) to keep the Bailiwick safe and able to react quickly to COVID-19, but also enables free and unrestricted travel as much as is possible.

More Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel post-July can be found on the States of Guernsey's website.  

Preparing for and procedures on arrival

The following procedures apply for returning boatowners who are based in the Bailiwick.  For visiting vessels, please refer to the relevant guidance here: COVID-19 Status - Guernsey Harbours

Please check the travel categories above to determine which applies to you, then click on the relevant link below for instructions on what to do before travel and on arrival in the Bailiwick.