Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is only permitted is designated areas outside of the Guernsey or Alderney Airport terminal buildings
Access Guide - COVID-19 Testing area
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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.
Arrival into Guernsey
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, do not worry, the Welcome Team will be there to assist you all the way.
Social distancing measures are in operation for all UK inbound passengers and depending on the number of passengers on a flight, queue 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.
Currently you do not have to carry out a Covid swab test on arrival at the airport however, you will be instructed by a member of the team of the obligations you will need to follow as part of Guernsey’s Public Health regulations.
If you do opt to take a test, a member of staff will guide you to the next available self-testing room at the airport.
In all circumstances, children under 12 are not required to undertake a self-sample COVID-19 swab on arrival. However, children travelling from a Category 4 country or region will have to be tested at day 13.
Before you exit the testing area, you will be required to hand in a signed copy of a form acknowledging the self-isolation requirements. You will be provided with a receipt from staff who will confirm when your self-isolation period ends.
A member of staff will guide you to the next available self-testing room at the airport.
The self-testing rooms contain a desk, chair, mirror and a kiosk terminal. They also contain hand sanitiser, paper towels and a waste bin.
You will be handed a self-testing kit. Instructions are available within the testing room but if there are any difficulties please ask a member of staff for assistance.
The self-testing rooms also have a degree of privacy and several are designed for full manoeuvrability for wheelchair users, those requiring extra space for families or carers.
To see videos about the testing procedure please click on the link below:
In all circumstances, children under 12 are not required to undertake a self-sample COVID-19 swab on arrival.
Before you exit the testing area, you will be required to hand in a signed copy of a form acknowledging the self-isolation requirements. You will be provided with a receipt from Guernsey Border Agency staff who will confirm when your self-isolation period ends.
If you are being collected by friends and family from Guernsey Airport, we recommend you meet them in the main Airport car park. If this is not possible due to health/mobility problems, you can be collected by car at the airport forecourt. (Please ask at the information desk or one of the airport staff for any advice/assistance).
Once in the vehicle please have the window open and a mask on for the duration of your trip to self-isolation. Anyone collecting someone from Guernsey or Alderney Airport's, please do not wait in the terminal.
Alderney Transfers from the UK
Any air passengers transferring to Alderney should proceed directly to check – in, through security and wait in departures for your connecting flight. A separate seating area is availible if required. There is some cold food and drink choices from the airside Bailiwick Bar and Kitchen. A public water fountain is also availible.
Transport to self-isolation
Please book a hire car prior to your arrival and follow the company’s instructions.
Please note that public buses in Guernsey cannot be used as a means of transport to your self-isolation address.
Please book a Taxi in advance whenever possible from the passenger terminal, especially if you require a wheelchair accessible taxi, to ensure you do not queue. Please follow the drivers’ instructions.
Please do not walk by foot to your self isolation address.