Importing Plants and Plant Material into Guernsey
Plant Health Advice
Guernsey plant health legislation is intended to protect the islands growing industry and the environment from the introduction of damaging pests and diseases.
Most plants and plant material from within the EU can be imported into Guernsey without restriction. However restrictions do apply to the importation of certain trees and shrubs and to commercial consignments. Plants and plant material imported by mail order must comply with Guernsey's plant health legislation.
Plants from EU Countries
There are no restrictions on domestic imports of plants from the EU into Guernsey with the notable exception of Fireblight (Erwinia amylovora) host plants such as apple, pear, Pyracantha, Cotoneaster and Hawthorn.
The bacterial disease Fireblight is established in the UK most other EU countries but is not present in Guernsey. Host plants imported without the correct documentation are liable to be destroyed. A full list of host plants and guidance can be found in the Fireblight information leaflet which can be downloaded below.
Plants from non-EU countries
All plants and most plant material from outside the EU are subject to import restrictions and must be accompanied by a phytosanitary (plant health) certificate. The importation of the following plants from outside the EU is prohibited:
Potato (plants and tubers) and other Solanaceous plants
Citrus - orange and lemon
Grasses - certain species
Trees - certain species
Some plants and plant products are classed as endangered species and require CITES permits. Follow the link to importing endangered species for further information.
Document downloadsFireblight Leaflet Plant Health Advice - Fireblight Plant Health Documentation Plant Health Documentation Sample
Plant Health InspectorPO Box 459, Raymond Falla House, Longue Rue, St Martins, GY1 6AF, Guernsey
Tel: +44 1481 234567 Fax: +44 1481 235015