Since the 19 March 2020, anyone travelling into the Bailiwick of Guernsey of which includes Alderney is required to self-isolate, this is a legal requirement. Modalities of self-isolation varies with the country or region the traveller is coming from and can change rapidly. For the most up-to-date information, please visit gov.gg.
Currently we are unable to freely welcome visitors from outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, for those that can't currently visit 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 pleased that our local lockdown has lifted and we are welcoming our friends from other islands within the Bailiwick to visit us, Guernsey, Sark & Herm residents and also the Isle of Man through our air bridge - we can't wait to see you!
Correct as of 17th August 2020 (Phase 5b of the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s Exit from Lockdown)
Bailiwick of Guernsey & Isle of Man visitors to Alderney - there are no travel restrictions for Guernsey, Sark, Herm & Isle of Man residents who can now visit Alderney. Self-isolating on return from Alderney to the residents Bailiwick or IOM 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.
UK Visitors to Alderney - Travel restrictions are in place for those travel into the Bailiwick from the UK and the rest of the world via Guernsey. This states that anyone (with exception only for authorised Critical Worker Travel) entering the Bailiwick must by law self-isolate on arrival. This is a legal requirement and failure to comply is a criminal offence. Please refer to the self-isolating guidance.
The Bailiwick has now introduced Phase 5b which sees the reintroduction of Group A, B and C countries and the introduction, from the 15 September 00.01, of A and B regions for England:
- Anyone travelling from a Group A country/region must compulsory self-isolate for 14 days.
- Travellers arriving from from a Group B country/region can either self-isolate for 14 days or elect to self-isolate for 7 days with a test for SARS-CoV-2, with release on receipt of a negative result.
- Visitors coming from a Group C country is free from travel restrictions.
Please see the list of countries and their classification.
Leaving your home/accommodation during the period of isolation is not permitted for any reason at any time including exercise and grocery shopping etc. Visitors are very welcome on Alderney as long as they are fully aware of the self-isolation requirements and they respect them. 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.
Travel to Alderney must be taken with great care. Visitors will have to fly via Guernsey (they will not be permitted to leave Guernsey Airport when in transit) whilst adhering to social distancing where possible. Passengers will also be advised to wear a mask throughout the whole journey. Please note passengers will not be permitted to leave Guernsey Airport to transfer to Alderney via the Little Ferry or any form of sea transport, only an onward flight must be taken. On arrival at Alderney Airport visitors are permitted to either travel by taxi or hire a car to their accommodation, however visitors should go directly to their isolation place and continue to wear a mask until they get there. As always, visitors need to be very conscious that there is no reciprocal health agreement between Alderney/Guernsey and the UK.
Careful consideration whether it is wise to travel during this Pandemic and whether the visitor would be putting themselves at greater risk compared to staying at home needs to be taken.
Please visit www.gov.gg/coronavirus to keep up to date with advice from Public Health Services.
Page updated on 15.09.20