In accordance with the latest advice from the States of Guernsey and Government of Jersey if you are flying to Guernsey or Jersey, please read the following pre-departure information.
From Friday 20 November, all passengers arriving into Jersey from Green, Amber and Red regions of the UK will require triple PCR tests on Days 0, 5 and 10:
The three-band system also applies to countries and regions outside of the UK. An updated list by region can be found here: countries and regions are risk assessed.
Passengers are required to disclose their travel history for the 14 days prior to arrival in Jersey, including country of departure, and any other countries or regions visited or will have visited in this 14-day period.
Everyone planning to travel to Jersey is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.
If you have any questions you can call the Blue Islands Customer Care team on:
01234 589 200
The States of Guernsey has issued new travel restrictions, if you are planning to travel to the island on or after 14 January 2021, your journey must be for essential reasons. This means you need to apply for an Essential Travel Permit which you can do by going to https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/essential-travel. Without this permit you may be denied entry, and may be prosecuted and fined up to £10,000.
General advice for travel to Guernsey can be found here www.gov.gg/coronavirus, alternatively, please call the States of Guernsey Covid non-clinical helpline on 01481 717118.
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:
We look forward to welcoming you on board.
Guernsey - Southampton - your upgrade starts now
The addition of the new ATR-72-500 aircraft brings with it a significantly enhanced service for passengers travelling between Guernsey and Southampton.
Passengers and media guests from Guernsey on the inaugural flight enjoyed the new upgraded service and in keeping with aviation tradition, the ATR 72 was greeted by a water cannon salute at Southampton Airport.
The new aircraft replaces the Jetstream aircraft on this route, giving the opportunity to expand the Blue Islands 'welcome difference' in flight service. Rob Veron explains the many benefits for passengers.
In true Blue Islands fashion, the price quoted is always the price paid, but in addition a very special in flight service will be available on our Southampton service. Hot bacon sandwiches for breakfast and full Champagne bar service for the return flights - complimentary for all passengers, of course. All Blue Islands passengers will also benefit from fast-track security at Southampton Airport.
On arrival Blue Islands' guests were joined by Southampton media, the Mayor of Southampton, Ivan White and the Mayor of Eastleigh Malcolm Cross, plus David Lees Managing Director of Southampton Airport plus for a press conference and reception. David Lees said
This is a really exciting development for Blue Islands and Southampton Airport. We are looking forward to welcoming more passengers on this route to and from Guernsey and expect many people from the island to take advantage of the special rail tickets available to passengers, giving them quick and easy access to London.
Two cabin crew will be on board every flight, serving complimentary bacon sandwiches on the morning flights to Southampton and full bar service, with Champagne, on the evening flights back to Guernsey.
The combination of Flybe abandoning the Gatwick service and the continued growth of our business means it is a perfect time to significantly upgrade our offering from Guernsey to Southampton. We maintain true to our belief that there are better airports to fly to than Gatwick, both for travel to the UK, London and worldwide and our diverse network illustrates this.
Morning flights now leave an hour and twenty minutes earlier at 07:15, so passengers can make the most of the day and easily make connections onto London Waterloo from the train station.
The Saturday service will now have an evening service, rather than lunchtime so that day return travel can be enjoyed on a Saturday. This gives a great opportunity for sports teams, football fans and shoppers who can make the most of long days in and around the city.
A new special discounted fare with South West trains is now available for travel into London Waterloo, providing significant savings for passengers wishing to travel to London. The £30 return ticket is an anytime ticket providing complete flexibility and favourable pricing, bookable through the Blue Islands website.
Over 110,000 extra seats will be available to Southampton and comes at a perfect time in light of the possible impending loss of capacity from Guernsey to Gatwick. The upgraded service is launched with a new lower fare, starting from £39.
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