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The CCA has today decided that pre-travel testing will no longer come into effect on Thursday 29th July 2021.

26 July 2021

Further to the announcement from the States of Guernsey last week, that testing pre arrival for all blue travellers was to be introduced.  we have an update surrounding these plans.

The Civil Contingencies Authority (CCA) met this morning to consider the feedback and concerns expressed by the community, visitors and industry partners to these changes and also review the current and changing circumstances – including prevalence rates in neighbouring jurisdictions, and examine other potential mitigation options.

The CCA has therefore today decided that pre-travel testing will no longer come into effect on Thursday 29th July 2021. You can read the full release here.

A further announcement will be made tomorrow (Tuesday 27th), once the CCA has made a final decision on whether any other mitigating measures are required.

In the interim, the CCA strongly recommends anyone who is not ordinarily resident in the Bailiwick to take a pre-travel test to protect them and their families from the costs and difficulties they will experience if they subsequently test positive after arriving in the Islands of Guernsey. 

There will be a further update including useful resources for your customers as soon as we have them.

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