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Coronavirus Travel Update and CCA emergency regulations regarding travel

Following the declaration of the outbreak of Covid-19 as a pandemic, on 12th March the Director of Public Health locally advised people not to travel to or from the Bailiwick for non-essential reasons.

17 March 2020

From 00.01 Thursday 19 March, anyone travelling into the Bailiwick of Guernsey will be required to self-isolate for 14 days regardless of any symptoms or port of origin. This new measure includes all travel, by any means (including privately owned or chartered vessels) and includes travel between the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey, but not within the Bailiwick of Guernsey (between Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm).

Guernsey Border Control update

Stricter border control measures have been introduced to contain the spread of Covid-19 into the Bailiwick of Guernsey.  Today (17 March) the Civil Contingencies Authority has agreed to make imminently emergency regulations to further strengthen the newly announced travel restrictions.

In respect of travel into the Bailiwick, Guernsey Border Agency officers are implementing their responsibility to protect the border and ensure that persons arriving in our jurisdiction are made aware of the current public health guidance so will be speaking to travellers and asking them questions relating to their routing to ensure the requirements are reiterated.  

The new regulations will allow for the enforced testing, isolation and/or detention of those who travel to the Bailiwick. It will also allow the enforcement of testing, isolation and/or detention for anyone in the Bailiwick suspected of being infected. Not complying with the restrictions or requirements imposed under these powers will be an offence.

To our tour operators, carriers and industry partners, please ensure where possible you advise customers of these new developments. In this very fast-moving situation where restrictions and requirements to self-isolate are changing and increasing, we appreciate your understanding in these unprecedented times.

Please note this advice was published on Tuesday 17 March at 4pm
For the most accurate and up to date Government information please refer to

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