We are currently unable to freely welcome visitors from outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey but we are pleased to see the travel restrictions starting to ease.
We assure you that our island community will be ready and waiting to welcome you with open arms once we are all able to return to a healthy and safe state of normality.
We are however able to welcome without any restrictions our friends from other islands within the Bailiwick - Guernsey, Sark & Herm residents - we can't wait to see you!
Current rules: (correct as of 11 June 2021)
Bailiwick of Guernsey visitors to Alderney:
There are no travel restrictions for Guernsey, Sark & Herm residents who can visit Alderney. Self-isolating on return from Alderney to the residents Bailiwick home is not required. When visiting please respect the measures that may be put into place by the carrier and businesses on island to continue to protect the Bailiwick community.
Visitors to Alderney from UK, Jersey, EU and the rest of the world:
Everyone arriving into the Bailiwick must create a Travel Tracker account, entering your travel information before you arrive. You will not be able to enter that information more than 2 calendar days before your arrival. For more information please go to: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/traveltracker.
Everyone arriving into the Bailiwick must also self-isolate in accordance with the regulations currently in force made by the Civil Contingencies Authority, unless they have been granted a Critical Worker Exemption Critical Worker Travel | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (gov.gg) or given a variation by the Medical Officer of Health Medical and Compassionate Travel | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (gov.gg).
The vast majority of travellers into the Bailiwick will have testing and self-isolation requirements. As part of a phased reopening of borders, all arrivals into the Bailiwick are currently classified as ‘Category 4’, ‘Category 3’ and 'Category 2' with effect from 14th May 2021.
Category 4: Travellers will be able to take a test on arrival with mandatory self-isolation for 21 days. In order to leave self-isolation early, travellers must take a Day 1 test on arrival and a Day 13 test and receive a negative result for both. If you decline to take a Day 1 or Day 13 test you will have to self-isolate for 21 days. Children under 12 will not need to be tested on Day 1, but testing on Day 13 is encouraged, though not compulsory.
Category 3: Travellers can choose to have a test on arrival and on Day 7, with self-isolation until they have received a negative test result from the Day 7 test. They will then be subject to 'passive follow-up' until Day 14. If you decline to take a Day 1 test you will have to self-isolate for 21 days. Children under 12 will not need to be tested on Day 1 or Day 7.
Category 2: Travellers will have to self-isolate until they receive a negative result from their test on arrival on Day 1. Once that negative result is confirmed, travellers will then be subject to ‘passive follow-up’ until Day 14, with a further test on Day 7. If you decline to take a Day 1 test you will have to self-isolate for 21 days.
Category 1: There will be no testing or self-isolation requirements.
See the list of countries and regions: here. The list is updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
During the period of isolation, leaving your home/accommodation is not permitted for any reason at any time including exercise and grocery shopping etc. This is a legal requirement and failure to comply is a criminal offence.
All these measures have been put in place to protect our island community during this difficult time. As you can appreciate, this is our main priority. Self-isolation in registered tourist accommodation must be in agreement with the provider and where the requirements for self-isolation can be met. It should be noted that a monitoring of self-isolators is taking place and not observing self-isolation requirements is an arrestable offence that could lead to a fine of up to £10,000.
UK residents should also be aware of and take into consideration the UK Government’s advice regarding travel.
Sailing to Alderney: This is now possible. Please see the protocol in place at Braye Harbour.
Going forward (post 1st July 2021):
On the 11 June 2021, the Civil Contingencies Authority have announced the opening of the borders with the Common Travel Area (UK, Jersey & Isle of Man), originally planned on the 1st July, is postponed to a later date due to the prevalence levels rising across the UK.
It will instead maintain the current Categories 1 – 4 for countries and regions, based on 14-days prevalence data over 7 consecutive days.
However, in recognition of how the Delta Variant’s reduction in vaccine efficacy is less significant for those who have are fully vaccinated (i.e. those who have had both doses and two weeks has passed since the second dose) the CCA will allow a new Blue travel category to commence, as was previously intended for 1st July. This means that people who are fully vaccinated will be able to arrive in the Bailiwick from the UK or other parts of the Common Travel Area without the need to test or self-isolate.
Find more information about travelling to the Bailiwick of Guernsey after the 1st of July: here.
Please visit www.gov.gg/coronavirus to keep up to date with advice from Public Health Services.
Page updated on 11.06.21