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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

Blue Islands to accommodate FlyBe passengers

Following Flybe's substantial cuts to Guernsey's lifeline route to Southampton, Blue Islands have undertaken to accommodate all the Flybe passengers affected by the significant reduction to the Flybe Guernsey - Southampton service.   Our team is working closely with Flybe to ensure that every passenger is re-accommodated onto the most suitable alternative flight.

Derek Coates, Chairman of Blue Islands commented,

Being privately owned and having sufficient aircraft within our fleet, we are able to quickly react to circumstances such as these and increase our schedule of flights accordingly. Our team will be closely monitoring the booking patterns over the coming months. In the light of these events, we have already scheduled two extra flights in October during the afternoons.

He added,

Blue Islands is a locally owned airline that is fully committed to Guernsey's business and visitor economy. We will now be taking delivery of a second ATR 72 on the 1st October and we have our back-up spare ATR 42 available immediately. This means that we are fully able to ensure that this lifeline route is protected and continues to prosper and grow

Since upgrading the Southampton service in December, Blue Islands has seen an ever increasing market share on this route, illustrating a clear customer loyalty grown from the airlines transparent pricing policy, free ticket changes and zero baggage charges, coupled with highly competitive fares.  Latest airport figures showed a Southampton market growth of 53% in August alone compared to last year.

The latest CAA data reports that the total market for the Southampton route has grown by 33,142 passengers in 2014, an increase of 38% from 2013.  At the same time, the London Gatwick market has reduced by 21,313 passengers showing a clear shift towards Southampton as the preferred cost effective and efficient route to London.

Blue Islands flights from Guernsey to Southampton start from £25 including all taxes and charges. The airline has confirmed that this low fare structure will continue following Flybe's reduction in flights.

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