Necessary travel only to/from Jersey - please read carefully

Updated Thursday 21st May 2020 21:51

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

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


  #mybi Flight Fund 2019 

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Blue Islands is proud to offer support to islanders through the #mybi Flight Fund, which provides opportunities to Channel Island residents, groups and charities to achieve goals that would otherwise not be possible without the ability to travel off Island.

The #mybi Flight Fund marks a departure from Blue Islands’ previous ad-hoc approach which in 2018 saw over 100 return flights provided for individuals such as Grace Greenwood and charitable groups including the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney.

To qualify for potential support, the #mybi Flight Fund criteria is:

  • You are applying to access an opportunity that would otherwise be impossible or very difficult to achieve without the support of free flights
  • The activity being undertaken must enable something good to happen (an opportunity, experience, development or achievement for example) to the benefit of the recipient(s) and, where possible, the broader community
  • Sponsorship must directly benefit the recipient

As a Channel Islands based airline, Blue Islands is always proud to partner with hard-working individuals, groups and charities which make such a difference to the lives of Islanders.

Learn more about some of the outsanding individuals and groups we're supporting in 2019...

  • St John Ambulance volunteers, aged 7-17, to travel to a training course;
  • Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
  • Harbour Gallery in Jersey to enable art students to prepare for art college;
  • Tom Hook a surfer from Guernsey to train and compete in the UK and Jersey;
  • Lily Jones, to particiapte in the compete in the Severn Stars U17 Netball team for the Netball Performance League annual tournament
  • Filip Nowacki, currently in the Jersey Triathlon Team, to take part in junior triathlons;
  • Guernsey band, Track Not Found, to enable them to play in a UK festival;
  • Lucy O’Sullivan, to participate in off-Island archery competitions. 
  • Bretton Smeed, to compete in the  Riding for the Disabled South Region Qualifier

Applications for flights for 2019 are now closed. We look forward to announcing the 2020 Flight Fund soon.