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Guernsey 🇬🇬

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 🇯🇪 

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 ‘emergency brake’ 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’ 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 ‘emergency brake’ 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 >>

Jersey Live

A decade of live music

Jersey Live music festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

It's 10 years ago and 3,000 people are standing in front of the stage of a debut music festival in the Royal Jersey Showground.

The time is approaching 7pm and an up-and-coming UK band on the verge of major chart success, Razorlight, is about to perform.

Backstage, DJ turned festival organiser Warren Holt is frantically racing against the fading daylight to get the stage's lighting rig up and running before it turns dark.

He knows that today, everything hangs in the balance - many would-be festivals fall at the first hurdle, and he and co-organiser Warren La Sueur have had frank discussions about the financial black hole they could find themselves in if things don't go well.

At that moment, the song Golden Touch begins and the crowd goes wild. Hearing the uproar, Warren drops his tools and runs out to see the frenzy himself.

It reminded me of Old Trafford. Seeing the crowd go bonkers I thought "That's it, we've done it".

Jersey Live had just made its mark.

Fast forward to present day and instead of crowds of 3,000, the event is now drawing crowds of 10,000 per day with seven different stages compared to 2004's two. It has attracted bands such as Snow Patrol, Kasabian and Prodigy.

Headlining the main stage of the first night of this year's event on Saturday 31st August is global superstar Fatboy Slim. To put into perspective just how far the event has come in 10 years, the week after headlining at Jersey Live, the dance producer will be performing for 50,000 fans at Ireland's Electric Picnic.

Warren says that, for him, the desire to one day organise a festival in Jersey came from his own love of music.

In the 90s I went to Glastonbury and that is where the idea was incubated for me,' he says. 'I went to the top of the hill where you can see the whole site, and I saw so many smiling faces. I thought, "This is what I want to do".

However as the pair discovered, logistically organising a festival is a big challenge, and even more precarious financially.

The first year was really high risk - we had to rely on the ticket money coming in,

he recalls.

I said to Warren "If we go bankrupt, you take 50% and I'll take 50% of the debt". In the end we just about scraped through by the skin of our teeth - everything was held together with sticky tape.

While initially things like crowd control and health and safety measures for such a large group of people presented a challenge, not only for the festival organisers but for the Jersey authorities too, things run like clockwork now.

Not only do they parachute in a project management team from the UK but crowd control is masterminded by the former commander for Somerset Police. Warren says the pair have also been fortunate with the bands they have been able to attract.

You have to keep your ears open - we go to a lot of showcase music events to see up-and-coming bands

he says.

When we first booked Razorlight it cost £5,000 and they weren't even headlining - they were just on the cusp of hitting it big. A year later and it would have cost £100,000 to book them!

Despite having had to contact and book huge groups such as Madness over the years, Warren says he is never intimidated to pick up the telephone.

I'm quite a confident person and so is Warren - if you get nervous about things like that then you shouldn't be in this job,' he asserts. 'You realise that people are people. We're friends with quite a few of the agents now.

This year, joining Fatboy Slim on the main stage are Yorkshire indie rockers The Cribs and BRIT Award Critic's Choice winner Tom Odell. On Saturday the dance stage will be headlined by Belgian drum & bass star Netsky while on Sunday it will be the turn of Radio One DJ Pete Tong.

Warren says he is delighted with the progress Jersey Live has made over the last ten years. But he adds that there is still room for the event to grow. It would be great to have a three-day event with 15,000 people per day.

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