Necessary travel to/from Jersey - please read carefully

Updated Wednesday 3rd June 2020 13:14

Necessary travel only to/from Jersey - please read carefully

In line with Government of Jersey travel measures in response to COVID-19, Blue Islands will now be operating a special air service between Southampton and Jersey and Gatwick (South) and Jersey for essential travel only. This service, which will remain in place until further notice, will be operated on a non-commercial basis and therefore will be accessible only to passengers who meet the necessary travel criteria outlined below.

Please note that any restrictions upon international inbound passengers to UK airports do not apply to travellers flying from Jersey. Equally, those returning to Jersey from outside of the UK will be able to proceed with their transit journeys once they are in the UK. 

Necessary travel criteria:
The Government of Jersey has imposed restrictions upon those who can travel to and from the Island. Only passengers in the following categories will therefore be able to access Blue Islands flights until further notice:

  • Essential government workers or contractors travelling to/from Jersey for the purposes of their work. Further guidance on the definitions of essential workers can be found Here
  • Essential private or voluntary sector workers for the purposes of their work. Further guidance on the definitions of essential workers can be found Here
  • Those travelling to/from the UK for medical treatment
  • Those travelling to reach a permanent home in Jersey or the UK, or travel on compassionate grounds
  • Non-British nationals travelling to reach a permanent home outside the UK  
  • Those travelling for educational purposes

Covid-19 testing on arrival
The Government of Jersey has introduced a trial programme to test passengers for the presence of COVID-19 as they arrive at Jersey Airport, and on subsequent days while they remain in Jersey. Passengers will receive more information and the option to participate in the programme once they have been granted their travel authorisation.

Flights on this route are restricted and will show as ‘N/A’ until you enter a valid Promo Code.

Before proceeding to book, you will need to obtain a Promo Code from Jersey Customs & Immigration Service (JCIS) and follow the instructions available here. 

>> If you wish to travel and want to apply for Pre Travel Authorisation - click here



Careers with Blue Islands

Blue Islands is a privately and independently owned Channel Islands based regional airline, with an all ATR fleet comprising of ATR 72 and ATR 42 aircraft and employs 130 people across its bases in Guernsey and Jersey. Blue Islands operats flights between the Channel Islands and to the UK. Further to its scheduled operation, Blue Islands operates series and ad-hoc charters throughout the UK and Europe.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

  • Flight Crew 
  • Line maintenance engineers

Please email your covering letter and CV to: