COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATE
Sark’s border is only open to the other Bailiwick Islands of Guernsey, Herm and Alderney at this time. The air bridge between the Isle of Man and the Bailiwick islands has been suspended.
Unfortunately, at this stage, Sark (along with the other islands of Guernsey, Alderney and Herm) are NOT able to welcome visitors from outside the Bailiwick of Guernsey. All people travelling into the Bailiwick of Guernsey from elsewhere need to enter a mandatory period of self-isolation.
As such we ask our wonderful visitors from our sister island Jersey, the UK, France and elsewhere around the world to bear with us and as soon as the rules change we will let you know and welcome you to Sark. Until then please keep in touch through our social media channels and our website.
For anyone thinking of travelling to Sark on private boats or yachts from anywhere outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey (Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark), please note that you will be arrested and your boat impounded. Breaching Sark shores under current circumstances will be treated as a serious offence.
As we move into Phase 5c, the classification of countries and the corresponding periods for self-isolation and testing has changed. The Categories of most relevance at this present time are Categories 3 and 4.
Category 3 relates to areas who have between 30 and 100 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 of population for 7 consecutive days. People from Category 3 areas will be required to have a test upon arrival into Guernsey with a further test on day 7 following arrival. Self-isolation is mandatory until the results of the day 7 test is known to be negative. Enhanced passive follow up is required until day 14.
Category 4 relates to areas who have more than 100 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 of population for 7 consecutive days. People from Category 4 areas will be required to have a test upon arrival into Guernsey followed by a mandatory period of isolation for 14 days.
For more information on this phase or regarding the grouping of various countries and counties, please go to https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/phase5c. For the UK and Ireland specifically, go to https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/countries.
Further Update – 30 October 2020
There is very limited self-isolation accommodation available on Sark at this present time. It is therefore advisable for anyone wishing to travel to Sark from outside the Bailiwick to self-isolate in Guernsey.
Travel arrangements must be made in advance with Sark’s Pandemic Emergency Committee. You cannot travel to Sark unless you have an address to go to. For further information please telephone the Chief Secretary Zannette Bougourd on 01481 832118.
Welcome to the Sark Tourism Website
Sark is the crown jewel of the Channel Islands, nestled in between Guernsey and Jersey. Car-free with spectacular scenery, bays, coastal paths and cliff top views. Sark offers a truly unique holiday experience for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Whether you walk, cycle or take a tour on a horse and carriage, you will be creating memories that will last a lifetime.
We have no street lights to pollute the skies and Sark became the World’s First Dark Sky Island in 2011. If you are staying overnight, you will be able to see the majesty of the stars, as long as the clouds allow. You could visit our observatory which is open nightly or upon request and learn more about the stars, constellations, galaxies, milky way and much more.
Just under one hour away from Guernsey and Jersey by ferry, we’re quick and easy to get to.
Sark Visitor Centre is situated at the end of The Avenue in the village centre. The staff will be able to help answer any queries you may have with their wealth of knowledge of Sark. There are various displays on the walls imparting lots of information about our island and leaflets for all sorts of things such as self-guided walks, best bays and beaches for swimming, historical notes, nature identification sheets for children and much more.
Visitor Centre Opening Times
Monday to Saturday – 9am until 1pm
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Intro to Sark
Video Credit to Michal Stolarewicz
Death in Plain Sight. Guests at Stocks Hotel were transported back in time to the Occupation over the last two Saturday nights for the Sark Murder Mystery Company’s dinner production of ‘Death in Plain Sight.’ The story was set in the hotel in 1943 when proprietors Hedley and Edith Baker (Gavin Nicolle and Fiona Heald) are hosting a dinner attended by the new German Kommandant. Much to Hedley’s consternation his…
Royal Rarities One of the rarest butterflies in the British Isles was seen on Sark recently in the grounds of the Seigneurie Gardens. Resident wildlife photographer Sue Daly photographed a pair of Queen of Spain fritillaries mating in the donkey paddock and later saw one of the pair feeding on flowers in the walled garden. This is the first record of these beautiful butterflies, probably migrants from northern France, breeding…