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Guernsey

  • Arrivals from the Common Travel Area (CTA) aged 12 and over will need to purchase a pack of Lateral Flow Tests (£25) on arrival and complete the course of tests over 10 days
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals from outside of the CTA (including transits through the UK) will be required to complete a PCR test on arrival and isolate until you received a negative result 
  • Arrivals from outside of the CTA aged 12 or over (including transits through the UK) who are not fully vaccinated will need to complete a PCR test on arrival and on Day 8, and isolate until you receive a negative result from the Day 8 test
  • Guernsey will mirror countries on the UK's red list

Everyone travelling to Guernsey is required to complete a travel tracker prior to arrival in Guernsey

See gov.gg for more information.


JERSEY 

  • No testing or self-isolation requirements for fully vaccinated arrivals with a 10-day travel history which is within the Common Travel Area (CTA)
  • Arrivals, regardless of vaccination status, with a travel history that includes countries outside of the CTA within the last 10 days will require a PCR test and will need to isolate until negative test result
  • Arriving passengers that are not fully vaccinated* regardless of travel history will require a free PCR test on arrival - and isolate until negative test result
  • Children aged 10 or under do not need to complete a travel form, undergo testing or isolation
  • Children aged 11 or over need to complete a travel form

Everyone travelling to Jersey, aged 11 or over, is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.

*Temporary measures from 4 January 2022
  • To be considered 'fully vaccinated' arriving adults will need to have had 3 vaccine doses (two initial doses + booster) at least two weeks prior to arrival
  • Children aged 11 or over are ‘fully vaccinated’ with two initial vaccine doses at least two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Evidence of previous Covid infection no longer accepted to avoid PCR test on arrival if required 
  • Masks will become mandatory in indoor public places

See gov.je for more information

Guernsey Potato Peel Society

Guernsey Potato Peel Society

New Year, same destination? Not in Guernsey

The Adventure Rooms

A whole new type of experience will throw open its doors in January – and then quickly lock behind. Escape experience “The Adventure Rooms” is coming to Fermain Valley Hotel, and it will be the first of its kind in Guernsey. Established all over the world, the website proudly boasts “only 30% of teams manage to escape”, thanks to the fiendish set of puzzles designed to keep you locked up. Maybe Guernsey can beat that record.  No Googling is allowed, it’s a test of mental brawn, all set to a Jack Bauer 60 minute countdown. Billed as a great thing for couples to team building – and maybe even people who want to channel their inner Houdini.

Pirate Bay

Pirate Bay golf course is still new enough to include on this list. Fairly claimable as Guernsey’s premiere tourist destination, it has become a firm favourite of locals as well. While the advertising makes walking the plank references, you’ll find nothing as pithy as that on this blog. With 12 holes to challenge people of all ages, it’s a fun, interactive course requiring – and this is a first for Guernsey – rope pulled mini-rafts to get across a river in order to head to the next stage. It’s full on family fun, and there’s an aces restaurant, 19 Bar and Grill, attached. Attached to that restaurant is a two-tier, 14 bay (heated) driving range with table service.

Guernsey Potato Peel Society

Then of course there’s biggie, the item which won’t only hit Guernsey’s shores, but wash over the world in filmic glory. Yes, The Guernsey Potato Peel Society – beloved of American book clubs – is coming to the big screen. Entitled, simply, “Guernsey”, the story about an unlikely journalistic friendship will finally hit cinemas after nearly a decade of development. The date to scribble in your diary: April 20th. And the actual island of Guernsey is prepared for what it hopes will be a surge of interest in both its present and its past. This means one thing: tours. Lots of tours. There’s one on bicycles, one in a bus and another on your feet. Maybe there’ll also be a Potato Peel Bake Off. It’s also the book the island’s government sent to Donald Trump as a congratulations on winning the election – so keep an eye on his Twitter feed for endorsements.

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