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Guernsey 🇬🇬

⚠ IMPORTANT UPDATE - New requirements for travel from Jersey 

Fully vaccinated adults and accompanying children aged 5+ will be required to present a negative PCR test before travelling and complete your States of Guernsey travel tracker. If you are not fully vaccinated, or are unable to meet the pre-travel PCR testing requirements, you will be a Category 4 arrival and required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Fully vaccinated?
  • No testing or isolation requirements for fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Guernsey from 1 July click here

Not fully vaccinated?

Passengers who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to Category requirements based on the regional classification below.

  • 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


Children travelling with fully vaccinated adults
  • Aged 11 or under: No testing or isolation requirements
  • Aged 12 - 17: PCR test on arrival and isolate until negative result (adults not required to isolate), followed
    by a Day 7 test (if still in Guernsey)

Children travelling with at least one adult who is not fully vaccinated
  • Regional categorisation will apply as above

All arrivals

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

JERSEY 🇯🇪 

Fully vaccinated?
  • Free PCR test on arrival - no isolation
Not fully vaccinated?
  • Free PCR test on arrival - isolate until negative test result
Children
  • Age 11 to 17 - Free PCR test on arrival - isolate until negative test result
  • Age 10 or under - No testing or isolation requirements
All arrivals

Everyone travelling to Jersey, aged 11 or over, is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.


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 >>

Joe Redmond

Joe's Journey

Joe Redmond is a little boy who has 'magic blood.' Aged just 3, Joe has undergone more operations and treatment than most of us will in our entire lives. At just six weeks old, Joe was diagnosed with 'Diamond Blackfan Anaemia' (DBA) a rare bone marrow disorder that only affects only a few hundred people in the world.

DBA is a blood condition caused by a failure within the bone marrow, specifically an inability to produce red blood cells which are necessary for transporting oxygen around the body. Regular blood transfusions can bring red blood cell levels up to an acceptable level, but this also requires nightly medication to make sure the iron level in the body is correct. A bone marrow transplant is the best way for DBA suffers to restore red blood cell production completely.

Luckily, Joe has a very special sister, Holly, who has given him the gift of life - her magic blood. Holly, aged 6, was a match for Joe's bone marrow and in early January she joined Joe in the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for the transplant. The operation went well and both Joe and Holly are fine, but the battle really begins now for Joe.

A bone marrow transplant can help restore the bone marrows ability to make red blood cells. The donated stem cells must closely match the patient's Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) type, special proteins found on most cells in the body. Siblings are the most likely match with a 25% chance and Holly's HLA matched perfectly.

To look at Joe, a smiley, happy little boy, full of life, it's hard to see that his body is going through such turmoil. But currently, a very brave little boy is sitting in isolation in the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital whilst his new bone marrow is engrafted and begins to produce red blood cells. 

Prior to the transplant, Joe needed chemotherapy to kill off his immune system and defective bone marrow that would prevent Joe's body from rejecting holly's blood. In true Joe style, he named his Hickman line insertion his two new 'wigglies'; "Lightening and Finn."

Joe and his family, parents Peter and Tricia and big sister Holly all live in Jersey. However, during the next year, Joe's treatment and recovery in isolation means that the family will not see each other much. With Peter and Tricia alternating shifts at the hospital in Manchester, whilst Holly remains at school, time together is precious. Holly cannot see Joe now until his treatment is complete, but the two enjoy talking together daily.

To get to this stage hasn't been easy for the Redmond family. Joe's parents Peter and Tricia have tirelessly fundraised to be able to support their family. Upon finding out that Joe needed treatment off the island and the current means assessment testing for funding means that bearing the financial burden was left with Peter and Tricia. During the last year, islanders in Jersey have come together to raise over £51,000 to support them during Joe's treatment. Blue Islands are providing the family with flights to and from Manchester throughout this time.

This is the story of a brave little boy and a family pulling together to fight for his survival. Peter, Tricia, Holly and Joe have a tough year ahead of them, but the chances look good. All the very best to the Redmond family and Joe, the little boy with the magic blood.

For more information about the Joe Redmond Fund, please visit www.thejoeredmondfund.org or follow Joe's progress on The Joe Redmond Fund Facebook page.

What is DBA?

Diamond Blackfan Anaemia is a blood condition caused by a failure within the bone marrow. It is characterized by an inability to produce red blood cells (necessary to transport oxygen around the body).

It is typically diagnosed before the patients 1st birthday with the majority of cases found before 4 months old. The condition is extremely rare, affecting approximately 105 people in the UK and only 600-700 world-wide.

The exact cause is not clear, but the problem seems to be a fault in one of the early steps of red blood cell production. In up to 25 per cent of affected children there is a fault within a gene called RPS19 (short for 'small ribosomal protein 19'). Research is taking place to try to identify the genes that are damaged in the other 75 per cent, with some promising leads, but no definite answers as yet.

The condition is named after the two doctors who first documented cases in the 1930's. Dr. Louis Diamond (the founder of the Haematology/Oncology branch at Children's Hospital in Boston, USA) and Dr. Kenneth D. Blackfan (the Chief of the Paediatric Department).

How can I help?

Peter and Tricia are eternally grateful for the support given to them by their friends family and islanders in Jersey. The fundraising job has been done for the Redmonds, but there are still other local families who find themselves in a similar situation. The Redmond's wholly support the work of The Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation, a charity set up to financially support families with sick children who need treatment away from Jersey. The Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation can be contacted by emailing thegracecrockerfoundation@hotmail.co.uk

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