Gradual relaxation of travel restrictions
20th April 2021
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Last Friday, Guernsey’s Civil Contingencies Authority (CCA – the island’s equivalent of COBRA) announced that a phased approach to the lifting of travel restrictions would start on 23 April. Country and regional categorisations will recommence with a view to reducing the self-isolation restrictions currently in place, depending on where travellers have arrived from. Further information about these plans can be found here.
In addition, the system known as “Business Tunnels” will also recommence on 23 April. This allows for essential business that cannot be carried out virtually to be undertaken in person subject to certain strict measures. It also provides a means for anyone needing to view properties to rent or buy to visit the island for in person viewings.
Anyone wishing to visit the island under the Business Tunnels scheme must be able to carry out a return journey on the same day. Travellers will not have to self-isolate on arrival in the Bailiwick but must nevertheless fill in all details on the Travel Tracker. Full details of their planned itinerary must be given in advance; travellers may not use public transport or visit restaurants/cafes during their trip. It is therefore recommended that travellers hire a car for their own use as well as a private meeting room where food and drink can be arranged for them and bathroom facilities for their exclusive use can be made available. Any properties which are visited must be well ventilated prior to the viewing and for a couple of hours afterwards. Property owners/tenants cannot be present at the viewing; the agent and the travellers must adhere to strict social distancing rules, wear a mask at all times and sanitise their hands regularly.
If you are considering visiting the island under the Business Tunnels system, please contact Locate Guernsey who will be able to provide further information.