Passengers coming to the Bailiwick of Guernsey will need to demonstrate their travel is essential by applying for an Essential Travel Permit for any journeys made from 00.01 (local time) Thursday 14 January 2021. Legislation has been enacted meaning entering the Bailiwick of Guernsey without an Essential Travel Permit is unlawful and you may be prosecuted and could be fined up to £10,000. This includes any resident who decides to travel out of the Bailiwick with the intention of returning.
To secure an Essential Travel Permit, travellers who are an ordinarily resident need to fill out an online form by clicking here.
Those travellers who are not ordinarily resident of the Bailiwick of Guernsey will need to complete this online form by clicking here.
More information surrounding Essential Travel Permits can be found by clicking here.
Currently all UK inbound passengers travelling to the Bailiwick of Guernsey, will need to create a Travel Tracker account. This includes travellers who have been given an exemption. Please click here for more information.
If you do not have a smart mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) or you are unable to get onto Travel Tracker website, do not worry, the Welcome Team will be there to assist you all the way.
Arrival into Guernsey
Social distancing measures are in operation for all UK inbound passengers and depending on the number of passengers on a flight, queue or waiting times may be long. However passengers that have asked for assistance from their airline, the Welcome team will endeavour to process you as soon as possible.
We would encourage any passenger with any hidden disabilities or who have recently undertaking hospital treatment, to inform any member of the Welcome team should they require any assistance during the arrivals process.
Staff from the Welcome team, the Guernsey Border Agency and Guernsey Airport will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment and clothing. This will include medical masks, gowns, gloves and a face shield.
For a guide on how the Guernsey Airport testing please click here.
Arrival into Alderney
The Civil Contingencies Authority (the CCA) has agreed to introduce a legal requirement for travellers from Guernsey to Alderney (and Sark) to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival effective 00:01am 25 January 2021.
Travellers who are coming to the Alderney for reasons connected to their essential work (such as medical and care professionals) will be exempted from the self-isolation rule. Exemptions will also be given on compassionate grounds such as for those returning from medical treatment. The self-isolation rule is for travellers from Guernsey to Alderney, but not in the other direction. Travellers will need to know their self-isolation address prior to travel.
Further information can be found on the States of Alderney's website.