Welcome back to Guernsey

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From the beginning of July, Guernsey will remove the need for PCR testing and self-isolation for visitors coming from the UK to the island – or islands

The bailiwick of Guernesey islands re-opens from July 1st

I say “islands” because the bailiwick of Guernsey is more than one. As well as the obviously named one, the bailiwick also includes Alderney, Herm, Lihou and Sark four other islands that attract tourists from the UK.

This will be a great attraction for potential visitors given the time wasted, the monies spent and the general hassle of having to be tested, remembering the forms and completing them properly and any self or compulsory quarantining that some destinations will operate this summer.

But be aware.

The July 1st opening is dependent upon current vaccination progress. But that Guernsey has announced this, it would appear that they are pretty confident that the deadline will be meant.

Guernsey expects to have all of its adult population vaccinated with at least one dose, and the most vulnerable with two doses, by this date.

It will adopt a ‘traffic light’ system for travel which will match the rules as we know them in the UK.

Earlier I wrote that visitors coming from the Common Travel Area, no testing or self-isolation will be required when they arrive in Guernsey.

Importantly for many, this includes UK visitors who have not yet been vaccinated.

But all visitors will still be asked to provide details of their travel history in the 14 days before visiting Guernsey through the Islands’ Travel Tracker which can be found by clicking here or by going to go to https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/traveltracker.

Being an overseas destination in terms of geography but not being one since the Channel isles are so closely aligned to the UK means that British visitors experience very familiar feelings.

Whatever you do when you visit the bailiwick be it enjoying the shell beach on Herm, the carriage riding on Sark, bird watching on Alderney, walking along the causeway to Lihou to see the wetlands or exploring the heritage of Guernsey, you must try the fresh seafood.

The best crab I have ever tasted I found on Guernsey!

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