Important message regarding travel to/from Jersey

Updated Thursday 2nd April 2020 13:19

*Important message regarding travel to/from Jersey* 

The Government of Jersey has imposed restrictions upon those who can travel to and from the Island. Until further notice, only passengers in the following categories should be seeking to book and board flights with us:

  • Essential government workers or contractors travelling to/from Jersey for the purposes of their work.
  • Essential private or voluntary sector workers for the purposes of their work.

Further guidance on the definitions of essential workers can be found here: https://www.gov.je/Health/Coronavirus/Pages/CoronavirusTravelAdvice.aspx

  • Those travelling to/from the UK for non-emergency medical treatment
  • Those travelling to reach a permanent home in Jersey or the UK, or travel on urgent compassionate grounds
  • Non-British nationals travelling to reach a permanent home outside the UK

Passengers who do not fall into the above categories should not attempt to book or travel, and will be risking refusal of authorisation to travel by the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service (JCIS) should they proceed to do so.

Any passengers displaying symptoms related to COVID-19 should not attempt to book or board flights until they have completed the mandatory self-isolation requirements of their local authority. See latest COVID-19 advice

JCIS are also empowered to prevent from travelling any passengers who are displaying relevant symptoms by enacting physical controls at Jersey Airport.

 

Covid-19 - revised schedule update

Updated Tuesday 24th March 2020 15:43

UPDATE: 20/03/2020 - 19.05

Covid-19 update - revised schedule

As the Covid-19 situation continues to evolve, both the States of Guernsey and Government of Jersey have now stipulated that all arriving travellers must self-isolate for 14 days.

Unsurprisingly this means there is little or no demand for scheduled services, as such Blue Islands has further revised its Jersey operations, any affected passengers will be automatically moved and notified of that change.

All scheduled flights to and from Guernsey will cease from today and resume at a future date to be confirmed. Blue Islands is standing by to resume services when deemed appropriate, continued updates here and via our social media channels.

Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands says: “We are a locally-owned and operated airline, with our heart in the Channel Islands, our Blue Islands team has worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks to manage the collapse of Flybe and to assist travellers in a time of great uncertainty and change. We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support and understanding.

“We stand by the States of Guernsey and Government of Jersey’s policies to control the spread of Covid-19, the health of our islands is the responsibility of the whole community.” 

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  #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.