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COVID-19 status for local vessels

Local Boats & Marinas

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

Individuals who can provide proof that they have received a full course of an approved Covid-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Jannsen), regardless of where they received their vaccine doses, will be eligible to benefit from reduced restrictions on arrival into the Bailiwick of Guernsey. 

People who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 10 days (compared to the current 14 days).

There will also be some changes to the general rules for people identified as the contact of a positive case:

Please note anyone travelling into the Bailiwick, including private vessels and aircraft, will still need to register on Travel Tracker. More information can be found at: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/traveltracker.

Any 'blue channel' traveller will be charged £25 for the pack of five lateral flow tests when they complete the Travel Tracker. 

If you are self-isolating please ensure you know your self-isolation address before arrival. If you choose to, or need to, self-isolate with other members of your household who have not travelled with you, you will need to inform the booking team of this when they call you to arrange your test.

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.

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.   

Definitions

CTA - The Common Travel Area - United Kingdom, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.

Changes effective from 4 October 2021

From 4 October 2021, there will be significant changes to the rules for travel to the Bailiwick.

All travel from the Common Travel Area (the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man) 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.  There are no other restrictions for these travellers. 

The Bailiwick will apply its highest level of restrictions to arrivals who come directly from countries on the UK's red-list without passing through the UK.  These arrivals will need to carry out a self-swab PCR test on arrival at the port and self-isolate until they take a second PCR test on Day 9 and receive a negative result.  Anyone travelling from a red-list country to the UK before travelling on to the Bailiwick will need to adhere to the UK's quarantine requirements before travelling onwards.  Travellers coming from a red-list country into the UK will need complete their 10-day quarantine there, in line with UK rules, before travelling on to the Bailiwick.  They would then arrive in Guernsey as 'blue' arrivals.

For all other countries, travel requirements will depend on whether or not the traveller is fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated non-CTA arrivals will only be required to take a self-swab PCR test on arrival at the port but will not be required to self-isolate.  Unvaccinated non-CTA arrivals will need to take a self-swab PCR test on arrival at the port, and self-isolate until they take a second PCR test on Day 8 and receive a negative result.