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Guernsey ūüá¨ūüá¨

In accordance with the latest advice from the States of Guernsey if you are flying to Guernsey, please read the following pre-departure information. 

All arrivals
Everyone travelling to Guernsey is required to complete a travel tracker prior to arrival in Guernsey:

GUERNSEY TRAVEL TRACKER

From 1 July

Fully vaccinated?

  • There are no testing or isolation requirements for fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Guernsey from 1 July.

Not fully vaccinated?

  • Passengers who are not fully vaccinated will continue to be subject to Category requirements based on regional classification (see from 14 May).

Children

  • From 1 July, children aged 17 or under are assessed as the same risk as their parent/guardian/carer unless they have their own vaccination status

From 14 May / Regional classifications for non fully vaccinated passengers from 1 July
Regions will be classified as Category 1, 2, 3 or 4 which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Guernsey.

  • Category 1: Air bridge only, no isolation or testing requirements
  • Category 2: Arrival + Day 7 PCR test, (if still in Guernsey) Self-isolation until first negative test result
  • Category 3: Arrival + Day 7 PCR test, Self-isolation until Day 7 negative test result
  • Category 4: Arrival + Day 13 PCR test, Self-isolation until Day 14¬†

Click here for the latest regional classifications

Common Travel Area
Guernsey is within the Common Travel Area. You do not need to complete the UK Government Travel Declaration Form for travel to the island and you do not need to test or isolate on return to the UK.

All visitors need to provide details of the travel history in the 14 days prior to visiting Guernsey through the Travel Tracker.

General advice for travel to Guernsey can be found here, alternatively, please call the States of Guernsey Covid non-clinical helpline on 01481 717118.


If you have any questions you can call the Blue Islands Customer Care team on:
customercare@blueislands.com or 01234 589 200 (Call Centre open Mon-Fri: 09.00-14.30, Sat 09.00-13.00 & Sun 11.00-15.00). 

Border policies subject to change - for the very latest information please follow links to the States of Guernsey.

Jersey ūüáĮūüᙬ†

In accordance with the latest advice from the Government of Jersey if you are flying to Jersey, please read the following pre-departure information. 

All arrivals

Each nation of the UK / Crown Dependency is categorised as Green or Red for arrivals in Jersey.

Everyone travelling to Jersey is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure, which will include a declaration of your travel history for the 14 days prior to arrival in Jersey.

JERSEY PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

Fully vaccinated?

  • If arriving from a Green nation you do not need to isolate, however you will be required to take a free PCR test on arrival.
  • If travelling from a Red ‚Äėemergency brake‚Äô area or a red nation, fully vaccinated passengers will need to isolate until received negative test result, typically in an average of 12 hours.

Not fully vaccinated?

  • If arriving from a Green nation - free PCR test on arrival + Day 8 (if still in Jersey): Self-isolation until Day 0 negative test result - expected within an average of 12 hours
  • If travelling from a Red nation - free PCR test on arrival, Day 5 & Day 10 PCR test: Self-isolation until Day 10 negative test result

Children

  • From 22 June, children under the age of 18 will be classed as¬†Green arrivals, regardless of their parents‚Äô vaccination status or their 14-day travel history
  • Children aged 11 to 17 years old will be required to complete a pre-departure travel form and undertake a PCR test upon arrival and on day 8, and must isolate until they receive a first negative test result
  • Children aged 10 or under will not be required to complete a pre-departure travel form or¬†undergo¬†testing

Classification before 29 June

Guernsey, England, Wales, IoM and Northern Ireland are classified Green, with exceptions in ‚Äėemergency brake‚Äô Red areas. Scotland is currently Red.

Classification from 29 June

Guernsey, Wales, IoM and Northern Ireland are classified Green. England & Scotland are Red.

For the rest of the world (when travelling via the UK) Jersey will follow UK Red, Amber and Green classifications.

Click here for the latest regional classifications

Common Travel Area
Jersey is within the Common Travel Area. You do not need to complete the UK Government Travel Declaration Form for travel to the island and you do not need to test or isolate on return to the UK.

Pre-departure negative Covid test
It is possible to replace the need for a PCR test on arrival in Jersey and the need to isolate with evidence of a negative pre-departure PCR Covid test, this will need to be pre-approved prior to arrival in Jersey, more information is available here.

General advice for travelling to Jersey can be found here.


If you have any questions you can call the Blue Islands Customer Care team on:
customercare@blueislands.com or 01234 589 200 (Call Centre open Mon-Fri: 09.00-14.30, Sat 09.00-13.00 & Sun 11.00-15.00). 

Border policies subject to change - for the very latest information please follow links to relevant websites for the Government of Jersey 


Enhanced wellbeing - fly with confidence

The continued safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is always our highest priority which is why we have implemented enhanced wellbeing measures which includes all customers aged 11 and above wearing face masks.

There is an exemption to the requirement for a face covering for customers with medical grounds, such as respiratory difficulties. If you meet the exemption requirements, you may be asked to present supporting government documentation

This is one element of a series of enhanced wellbeing measures we have implemented which include:

  • Microbe Shield surface protection in the cabin
  • Aircraft touch point sanitation procedures
  • Cabin air is continuously replenished with fresh air every 5 - 7 minutes, the cabin may be slightly cooler than normal, therefore you may wish to have a jumper to hand
  • Seat allocation to maximise the distance between passengers in the cabin where possible.
  • Reduced contact points, with the exception of safety cards, all seat-back literature has been removed and there is no inflight service

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

More information

For peace of mind, our flexible promise ensures you can change your flight without a change fee or choose a voucher should you be affected by a new change to travel classifications.  LEARN MORE >>

About us

With our heart in the Channel Islands, Blue Islands was launched in 2006 (our origins go back to 1999). We have come a long way since then and proudly remain an independently owned and operated regional airline, with a focus on serving our communities and simplifying regional flying.

In March 2020, the Blue Islands brand evolved, with an expanded route network, new website and app,  and product types that centre around our core values.  We’re all incredibly proud to deliver a Welcome Difference, making flying a pleasure again. 

Le Cocqs Air Link 1999

1999

Le Cocq's Air link

Blue Islands’ origins start in 1999 when it was formed initially as Le Cocq’s Air Link to supply perishable goods to the Channel Island of Alderney from Bournemouth using Britten Norman Islanders. 

2002

First passengers

First passenger services began with scheduled flights between Alderney and Bournemouth using our first Britten Norman Islander with 10,000 passengers carried in the first year. 

Le Cocqs Air Link passenger service
Rockhopper

2003

Rockhopper

The trading name of Rockhopper was adopted, and carried 20,000 passengers in that year, prior to Healthspan Leisure taking ownership in 2004 with Derek Coates as Chairman.

2006

Blue Islands

The airline rebranded as Blue Islands which coincided with the delivery of the first British Aerospace Jetstream 32 aircraft and established itself as a regional carrier, flying 63,500 passengers in 2006.

Blue Islands 2006
First Blue Islands ATR

2009

First ATR

The first ATR aircraft was launched into the Blue Islands fleet, delivering new customer experience and increase in capacity.

2011

New Management

New management team introduced with Rob Veron appointed CEO, which marked the start of our strategic growth plan including the vision for an all-ATR aircraft fleet. 

Rob Veron
Blue Islands First ATR 72

2013

First ATR 72

New Guernsey ‚Äď Southampton service launched with the introduction of the fleet‚Äôs first ATR 72 aircraft¬†offering¬†high-frequency year-round service on a 68-seat aircraft.

2014

All ATR Fleet

Strategic plan of migrating to an all-ATR aircraft fleet realised, with a total of five aircraft serving our route network bringing many efficiencies and synergies to the business together with a harmonised passenger experience.

Blue Islands Passenger Experience
Blue Islands Flybe franchise

2016

Flybe Franchise

Blue Islands became a Flybe franchise partner, adopting the Flybe brand and utilising its sales channels, but remaining an independent airline with our own aircraft and crew.

2019

New Services

Introduced new services including East Midlands and Newquay, together with establishing our own Ground Handling function at Guernsey Airport and served 415,000 passengers, our busiest ever year.

Blue Islands New Services
Blue Islands ATR 72

MAR 2020

Flybe closes

Flybe closed and our booking systems were quickly restored with Blue Islands flights available once again through the website.  

Towards the end of March, the unprecedented Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis meant flights were reduced to an essential service only operated on behalf of the Government of Jersey. 

JUL 2020

Refreshed Brand

Following the closure of Flybe and the Coronaviris crisis, Blue Islands reemerges with a refreshed brand, plus new website and booking system to serve our customers and communities once again.

Blue Islands Brand Refresh 2020

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