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The Masters of all private vessels arriving into the Bailiwick of Guernsey must complete a 'Report of Arrival for Pleasure-Craft' Form GBA27.

The Masters of all private vessels arriving into the Bailiwick of Guernsey must complete a 'Report of Arrival for Pleasure-Craft' Form GBA27.

The Master of any private vessel entering the Bailiwick of Guernsey at Braye Harbour or St Peter Port must fully complete form GBA27, which is distributed to vessels on entry to these ports with the Guernsey Cruising Guide. The pink copy is to be retained on board, and the white copy handed in to a Customs Office, or deposited in one of the yellow Customs boxes.

The Master of a vessel wishing to visit Herm or Sark from a place outside the Bailiwick must clear Customs and Immigration first at either Braye or St Peter Port before proceeding to their chosen destination.

If any person aboard the vessel has goods to declare, such as tobacco or alcohol in excess of their Personal Allowance, or other goods for permanent importation valued in excess of £270, they must attend a Customs Office to make a full Declaration. For more information, see 'Duty Free Allowances.'

Animals from outside the UK, Jersey, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland cannot be landed by private vessel, even ifthey have a valid Pet Passport or Animal Health Certificate. Should a person attempt to do so, the animal may be confined below decks for the duration of the stopover, or may be removed from the vessel and quarantined at the owners' expense

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