Travel to Guernsey explained

1st July 2021

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Making plans and mapping out the future has never been more challenging due to the impacts of COVID-19. We are living in a fast-paced, ever-changing world, but the successful rollout of global vaccination programmes is giving us hope while we adjust to a ‘new normal’ way of living.

It can be tricky to keep up with all of the latest developments, particularly when it comes to travel, so we’ve put together some key information as, in some circumstances, you may be able to come to Guernsey without restrictions, from 1st July.

This is great news for some of those looking to relocate as you can view properties, attend meetings and get a general feel for island life without the time constraints of self-isolation. We’ve broken down the main three scenarios for travel and detailed them below.

1.    If you are travelling from the Common Travel Area and are fully vaccinated

The Common Travel Area is made up of the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. If you have received both doses of your COVID-19 vaccination within the CTA and 14 days has passed since your second dose, then you can travel to Guernsey without having to undergo a period of self-isolation, and with no testing on arrival.

Rules vary for children depending on age – more information is available here: https://covid19.gov.gg/faqs/july

2.    If you are travelling from the Common Travel Area but are not fully vaccinated

If you haven’t been vaccinated at all, have only received one dose or 14 days has not passed since receiving your second dose, then you will need to refer to the category of the country/region you are coming from. This will determine the self-isolation/testing rules that you will need to follow. Some of the self-isolation periods required are not particularly lengthy. You can check the category of the area you are travelling from here: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/countries

3.    If you are travelling from outside the Common Travel Area

Even if you are fully vaccinated and you intend to transit through the Common Travel Area from further afield, you will still need to refer to the category of the country you are travelling from and follow the self-isolation/testing rules in place, in the same way as you would if you were travelling from the Common Travel Area without being fully vaccinated. Check the latest category lists here: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/countries

Get in touch with our team for advice on how to start your relocation journey: enquiries@locateguernsey.com

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