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GUERNSEY & JERSEY BORDERS ARE RELAXING

Common Travel Area: Guernsey & Jersey are within the Common Travel Area and outside of any UK Government ban on international travel.

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. 

Jersey:

From 26 April
Regions are categorised into Green, Amber and Red bands which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Jersey:

  • Green* - Day 0 + Day 5 & Day 10 PCR test (if still in Jersey): Self-isolation until Day 0 negative test result - expected within an average of 12 hours
  • Amber - Day 0, Day 5 + Day 10 PCR test (if still in Jersey): Self-isolation until Day 5 negative test result
  • Red - Day 0, Day 5 & Day 10 PCR test: Self-isolation until Day 10 negative test result

Click here for the latest regional classifications

Pre-departure negative Covid test
*For arrivals from Green regions, it is possible to replace the need for a Day 0 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.

Before 26 April
Anyone arriving in Jersey prior to 26 April will require Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests and will be required to isolate until in receipt of a negative Day 10 test.

All arrivals
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

General advice for travelling to Jersey can be found here.


Guernsey:

From 1 July
Guernsey's borders will re-open without regional classification.

From 30 April
Regions will be classified as Categories 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: Day 1 + Day 7 PCR test, (if still in Guernsey) Self-isolation until Day 0 negative test result
  • Category 3: Day 1, Day 7 PCR test, Self-isolation until Day 7 negative test result
  • Category 4: Day 1, Day 13 PCR test, Self-isolation until Day 14 

Click here for the latest regional classifications

Before 30 April
Anyone arriving in Guernsey prior to 30 April will be required to take Day 0, Day 13 PCR tests and self-isolate for 14 Days. 

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

GUERNSEY 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:
01234 589 200 (Mon-Fri: 09.00-16.00) or customercare@blueislands.com 

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

Our great value flights are now available to book until March 2022.

For added peace of mind, our free changes offer has been extended for travel until 5 March 2022 when you book by 8 April 2021 (terms apply).

Book with confidence


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

Blue Islands ATR 72-500 Launch

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.
New Schedule

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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