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Press Release - Pre-travel tests 23.07.2021

Important update for blue channel travellers

Posted today at From Thursday 29th July all blue channel travellers arriving into the Bailiwick will be required to take a supervised pre-travel PCR or Lateral Flow test before departure.

A blue channel traveller is any person that is fully vaccinated and is travelling into the Bailiwick from within the Common Travel Area.

Fully vaccinated means having received both doses of an MHRA or EMA approved vaccine, administered in The Common Travel Area, with 14 days having passed since the second dose.

The Common Travel Area is made up of the UK, Republic of Ireland, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man. This is a change in requirements for blue channel travellers, who from 1st July up until 29th July have had no testing requirements.

This change applies to blue channel travellers only - all other travellers will still be tested on arrival and will be required to isolate in accordance with the category system.

Further details of this new requirement for blue channel travellers to be pre-tested will be announced by Tuesday 27th July, including what counts as a supervised test.

See for details.