Demand for taxis can be especially high early morning or during the evening, so it's advisable to book in advance whenever possible.

COVID-19 - General Aviation

COVID-19 - General Aviation

Before Travel

All private aircraft (GA) operators should note the current States of Guernsey travel guidance and requirements published on its website: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel which can be subjected to change without prior notice.

Before embarking on their journey, all pilots and air crew should check and understand the relevant NOTAM(s) (Notices to Airmen) in force before flying in and out of Guernsey or Alderney Airports.

All General Aviation pilots air crew and passengers for both Guernsey and Alderney who intend to enter Guernsey or Alderney landside will only need to register their vaccine status if they have travelled outside or are flying direct outside the Common Travel Area (CTA) in the previous 10 days prior to arrival. All passengers and aircrew wanting or needed access and landside will need to register their journey on the States of Guernsey’s Travel Tracker App: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/traveltracker which will become available 8 days before arrival. When you arrive in the Bailiwick, your declaration must be accurate.

Aircraft must be booked in with the relevant Guernsey Fixed Based Operator (FBO) or Alderney handling agents/Welcome Team. Failure to do so may result in aircraft being turned away from the relevant airport.

Guernsey arrivals will need to book in with either Aiglle Flight Support or ASG Guernsey handling agents prior to arrival. Contact details can be found in the relevant NOTAM in force.

Alderney has restrictions on arrival times due to the availability of the Welcome Team. Pilots and air crew should note the current NOTAM(s) in force for information on the Teams’ operating hours and contact numbers before arrival.

Travel within the Common Travel Area (CTA = UK, Jersey, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland) - Blue Channel

All travel from the CTA regardless of vaccination status will be treated as ‘blue’. This means:

  • Prior travel history is 10 days for arriving pilots, aircrew and passengers.

  • No isolation requirements.

  • The Bailiwick of Guernsey has now adopted the UK's red list of countries and territories which influcence any self-isolation and testing requirements. As public health is a devolved issue in the UK. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have adopted their own approach to the red list and any requirements before entering a nation or territory. 

  • The Bailiwick of Guernsey accepts valid vaccination certification (digital and/or paper) of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen) from all international jurisdictions. 

  • From Wednesday 20 October 2021. Any aircraft based at the Guernsey Aero Club will be able to clear pilots, aircrew and passengers if they have a 10 day CTA travel history only which is logged on individual travel tracker account. This arrangement only applies to Blue Channel travellers only.

  • From Friday 22 October, 2D barcodes (QR codes) are now available for Bailiwick of Guernsey residents as part of their digital vaccination certification.

If I develop symptoms or have a positive lateral flow test?

Any traveller who receives a positive result from a self-administered lateral flow test must immediately self-isolate and contact the States of Guernsey’s 24-hour clinical helpline to book a PCR test. Lateral flow tests are not to be used if any traveller has Covid-19 symptoms, as in such instances people must contact the Clinical Helpline (01481) 220002 to be booked in for a PCR test.

Children 17 and under

Children aged 11 and under travelling with fully vaccinated adults from outside the Common Travel Area will not be tested. Young people aged between 12 and 17 who have recieved their single dose plus 14 days will be able to travel as a fully vaccinated adult. 

Children who are aged between 12 and 17 who unvaccinated and travelling with at least one vaccinated parent or guardian will take on the vaccination status of the adult travelling with them. For more information please see: https://covid19.gov.gg/FAQ/TravelTracker.

Travel from outside of the Common Travel Area (CTA)

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.

  • 12 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 10 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 10 days.

For all travellers, vaccinated and unvaccinated, travelling from a region on the UKs 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.