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GUERNSEY & JERSEY LATEST BORDER UPDATES

Common Travel Area: Guernsey & Jersey are within the Common Travel. You do not need to complete the UK Government Travel Declaration Form for travel to the islands.

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 28 May 2021
England, Scotland and Wales are classified as Green and Northern Ireland as Amber.

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving from a Green or Amber country do not need to isolate, however will be required to take a Day 0 PCR test.

For passengers who have not been fully vaccinated, the following requirements apply when arriving in Jersey:

  • Green* - Day 0 + Day 8 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

Red, Amber and Green will restart for the rest of the world and will follow UK classifications.

Before 28 May 2021
Regions within the UK and Crown Dependencies are currently categorised into Green, Amber and Red bands with different 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.

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:

  • 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 1 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 

From 1 July
Guernsey's borders are planned to re-open without regional classification.

From 14 May
Regions will be classified as Category 2, 3 or 4 which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Guernsey.

From 23 April
Regions will be classified as Category 3 or 4, or a 'Business Tunnel' which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Guernsey. 

Click here for the latest regional classifications

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 May 2022.

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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 regional travel classifications.

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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.

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Blue Islands flies more precious cargo for Durrell

With the support of Blue Islands, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust recently ran a specialist training workshop to help save some of the world's rarest birds.

At the headquarters in Jersey, Durrell gathered together conservationists from around the world to learn the latest techniques in the incubation of bird eggs. Blue Islands played a key role by flying precious cargos of fertile eggs from the UK to Jersey.

14 conservationists from 6 countries gathered at Durrell Conservation Academy, the organisations training base adjacent to Durrell Wildlife Park for the four day workshop in October 2012. Internationally renowned experts Susie Kasielke, Head of Birds at Los Angeles Zoo, led the workshop along with Durrell's specialist bird staff.

When trying to breed highly endangered birds, literally every egg counts - so knowing how to maximise productivity by successfully incubating eggs is critical, and this workshop gave participants the specialist skills to achieve this. Participants learnt all about the biology of egg development and the hatching process, practical aspects of incubating eggs, and how to assist chicks struggling to hatch normally.

The development of bird embryos can be followed by a process called candling, where a bright light is used to illuminate the embryo inside. Participants learnt how to do this and how to repair accidentally damaged or cracked eggs, so that the embryo inside can still develop and successfully hatch - something vital when you are dealing with the worlds' rarest species.

The workshop also covered the vital role that egg incubation skills are playing in conservation projects to save some of the rarest birds - such as the California condor, Madagascar pochard and San Clemente Island loggerhead shrike.

Durrell's Acting Head of Conservation Training, Dr Tim Wright, commented

We are greatly indebted to Blue Islands for their generosity and help in carefully flying in the precious eggs needed for this workshop. It is this kind of hands on practical training workshop that allows Durrell to make a real positive contribution to conservation, through building capacity in the conservation community worldwide.

Since the organisation founder, Gerald Durrell established a training programme in 1978, more than 3,300 conservationists from 135 different countries have been trained in various types of conservation. Now Durrell Conservation trains up to 400 people each year on a wide range of courses, primarily in Jersey, but also in various other locations around the world.

Blue Islands has supported Durrell a number of times over the years - very special passengers in the past have included a young male critically endangered Alaotran Gentle Lemur, which Blue Islands flew from Jersey to the Isle of Man in 2006.

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