Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

We are delighted that Bailiwick of Guernsey, of which Alderney is part of, is easing the travel restrictions and we are able to welcome visitors again.

Although it is a lot easier to travel to Alderney that it has been over the past 18 months, some restrictions and requirements are still in place. Please make sure you are aware of them while planning your trip.

Current Travel Requirements

Page last updated on 05/11/2021

Everyone arriving into the Bailiwick must create a Travel Tracker account, entering your travel information before you arrive. You will be able to enter that information 8 calendar days before your arrival. For more information please go to: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/traveltracker.

The flowchart below explains what travellers will need to do on arrival in different scenarios:

Travel 27 Octobre Flowchart

CTA - The Common Travel Area - United Kingdom, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.

EU – European Union - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

EFTA - European Free Trade Association -  Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

BOT - British overseas territories - Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Travel within the Common Travel Area (CTA) - Blue Channel

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

  • No isolation or testing requirements on arrival.

 

Travel from outside of the Common Travel Area (CTA)

All travel from outside of the CTA within the last 10 days will be required to:

For vaccinated travellers - from rest of the world (excluding UK red list)

  • Purchase pack of 5 LFT for travellers aged 12 and over. 
  • No isolation.
  • No testing or LFT purchase required for children aged 11 and under. Children under the age of 11 must be registered on the Travel Tracker account of one travelling adult only.
  • Unvaccinated children aged 12-17 travelling with vaccinated parents will need to purchase their own pack of LFTs. The parent’s vaccine information can be added to the child's travel tracker account, so they can benefit from this vaccinated status.
  • 12 - 17 year olds with one dose of vaccine plus 14 days since dose are considered fully vaccinated.
  • It is a legal requirement* for any traveller who has spent time outside the common travel area (but not a UK Red List Country) in the 10 days prior to arrival in the Bailiwick and who is fully vaccinated to purchase the LFT pack, take an LFT on day of arrival and to report a positive test result from that LFT by calling the Clinical Helpline.

For unvaccinated travellers - from rest of the world (excluding UK red list)

  • 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 under the age of 11 must be registered on the Travel Tracker account of one travelling adult only.
  • Unvaccinated children aged 12-17 will be tested and follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians. If the parents are vaccinated the parents vaccine details can be added to the child's travel tracker account, so the child can benefit from this vaccinated status. (See vaccinated travellers above)
  • 12 - 17 year olds with one dose of vaccine plus 14 days since dose are considered fully vaccinated.
  • 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 UKs 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 under the age of 11 must be registered on the Travel Tracker account of one travelling adult only.
  • Unvaccinated children aged 12-17 will be tested and follow the same self-isolation requirements as accompanying parents/guardians. If the parents are vaccinated the parents vaccine details can be added to the child's travel tracker account, so they can benefit from this vaccinated status.
  • 12 - 17 year olds with one dose of vaccine plus 14 days since dose are considered fully vaccinated.
  • 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. (See Blue Channel above).

 

*It is a criminal offence to fail to purchase a pack of LFTs, to fail to take a day of arrival LFT and/or to fail to report a positive result from that LFT. You may be prosecuted, and if convicted, could be sentenced to a fine of up to £10,000, 3 months’ imprisonment, or both.

Before Travelling to Alderney

Travellers are required to fill the Travel Tracker. This applies to all travellers. Teenagers who are 12 years old or older need to create their own Travel Tracker account. More information can be found here: traveltracker.gov.gg.

Sailing to Alderney:

All vessels planning to visit Alderney are required to read the following page: http://www.alderney.gov.gg/article/172528/Harbour. 

For further information, please contact the Alderney Harbour Office: harbour@alderney.gov.gg.

For further information about self-isolation, passive/enhance follow-up, testing and other important information:

Please refer to https://covid19.gov.gg/ for guidance or contact us on tourism@alderney.gov.gg.