International arrivals to England must quarantine, and again if travelling to Guernsey

FROM Monday, anyone travelling through England to Guernsey from a 'red list' country will have to quarantine for 10 days in a hotel in England at their own cost before travelling to Guernsey for the further two weeks of self-isolation.

From Monday 15 February, people arriving in England who have visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK is banned (sometimes called ‘the red list’) in the 10 days before their arrival will need to quarantine for at least 10 days in a managed hotel at their own cost. (29241263)
From Monday 15 February, people arriving in England who have visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK is banned (sometimes called ‘the red list’) in the 10 days before their arrival will need to quarantine for at least 10 days in a managed hotel at their own cost. (29241263)

People arriving in or passing through England from a 'red list' country in the ten days before their travel will also need to take a Covid test on or before day two and on or before day eight of their quarantine.

Release from quarantine in one of the managed hotels will be subject to a negative test result.

If someone tests positive, their quarantine will be extended by 10 days from the date of the test.

Anyone arriving in England with the intent of travelling on to the Bailiwick will need to complete the 10 day quarantine in England before they can travel to the Bailiwick.

One in Guernsey, the mandatory 14-day self-isolation will have to take place, including tests on the day of arrival and on day 13.

People intending to arrive in England having visited or passed through a country on the red list need to check the information on the UK Government’s website as there are actions that need to be taken before travel.

This information is available here.

People arriving in England with the intent of travelling on to the Bailiwick who have not visited or passed through a country of the red list in the 10 days before their arrival will still be able to do so without the need to quarantine in England.

However, during their transit through the UK they should comply with all the UK Government’s lockdown requirements.

In addition, if it is not possible to complete the journey to the Bailiwick on the same day as arriving in England, they will need to travel directly to their place of isolation (a hotel as they cannot generally stay in a person's home) and then follow all isolation requirements until they leave to travel directly to their port of departure to travel to Guernsey.

There are no changes to the arrangements for people travelling from the Bailiwick of Guernsey to the UK. This means that there is no requirement to isolate on arrival or to provide evidence of a negative Covid test (unless required by the carrier).

The 'Red List'

  • Angola

  • Argentina

  • Bolivia

  • Botswana

  • Brazil

  • Burundi

  • Cape Verde

  • Chile

  • Colombia

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Ecuador

  • Eswatini

  • French Guiana

  • Guyana

  • Lesotho

  • Malawi

  • Mauritius

  • Mozambique

  • Namibia

  • Panama

  • Paraguay

  • Peru

  • Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores)

  • Rwanda

  • Seychelles

  • South Africa

  • Suriname

  • Tanzania

  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Uruguay

  • Venezuela

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

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