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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 >>

Sally Minty-Gravett

Sally Minty-Gravett

Sally flies blue for record breaking swim

Swimming the Channel requires years of training and is something only the very bravest, fittest and strongest swimmers can achieve...

But Jersey resident Sally Minty-Gravett is no ordinary swimmer.  A veteran cross channel swimmer, Sally is in fact the only woman in the world to have swum the gruelling 22 miles of the busiest shipping lane in the world in four separate decades - 70s, 80, 90s and 00s.

Sally recently broke another record with her 5th cross channel swim between Dover and Cap Gris Nez near Calais in five decades! Unfortunately Sally couldn't complete her ultimate challenge which was to swim back again, as illness and tides were against her. This huge distance meant Sally would have been in the sea, battling against the powerful tides and winds, plus enduring the taste of salt water and ship oil for over 30 hours.

Not only was this a record breaking swim, but also an opportunity for Sally to raise funds for the RNLI, a charity very close to her heart, as she is well aware of the dangers RNLI crews put themselves in on a daily basis.

Of course these challenges require huge amounts of preparation in terms of training, but there's also a significant amount of financial support required for the pilot boat, essential to help Sally navigate waters which can see between 500 and 600 ships daily, and for travel and accommodation costs.

Thanks to Blue Islands, one thing Sally didn't have to worry about was the cost of flights for her and her crew.

Blue Islands has saved me a great deal of expense and heartache by sponsoring the travel element for this challenge, which allowed me to get in and concentrate on the challenge itself!

Cross channel swimming requires patience as the tides and conditions need to be absolutely perfect before the skipper of her pilot boat will let her anywhere near the water.  To accommodate a waiting game that could take days, Blue Islands first flew Sally and her husband Charlie, once the green light had been given Blue Islands flew the rest of the crew on last-minute flights.

Managing Director of Blue Islands, Rob Veron added

This was a huge effort and a truly remarkable accomplishment for Sally. Blue Islands was delighted to support her so she could focus on the swim and of course raising money for the RNLI, a vital life-saving service in the Channel Islands.

An RNLI spokesperson said

The RNLI is incredibly grateful to supporters such as Sally who generously commit time and engage in fundraising activities. Without such donations the charity and its volunteer crew would not be able to continue its service of preventing the loss of life at sea

Sally is incredibly grateful for all the help received from Blue Islands and Snap Ring Joint Limited in Jersey, particularly Alexander Wood its CEO for his contributions and support.

If you wish to contribute towards Sally's fundraising for the RNLI, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Sally-Minty-Gravett1.

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