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.
From Friday 20 November, all passengers arriving into Jersey from Green, Amber and Red regions of the UK will require triple PCR tests on Days 0, 5 and 10:
The three-band system also applies to countries and regions outside of the UK. An updated list by region can be found here: countries and regions are risk assessed.
Passengers are required to disclose their travel history for the 14 days prior to arrival in Jersey, including country of departure, and any other countries or regions visited or will have visited in this 14-day period.
Everyone planning to travel to Jersey is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.
If you have any questions you can call the Blue Islands Customer Care team on:
01234 589 200
The States of Guernsey has issued new travel restrictions, if you are planning to travel to the island on or after 14 January 2021, your journey must be for essential reasons. This means you need to apply for an Essential Travel Permit which you can do by going to https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/essential-travel. Without this permit you may be denied entry, and may be prosecuted and fined up to £10,000.
General advice for travel to Guernsey can be found here www.gov.gg/coronavirus, alternatively, please call the States of Guernsey Covid non-clinical helpline on 01481 717118.
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:
We look forward to welcoming you on board.
Blue Islands celebrates 10th birthday
Blue Islands celebrates its 10th birthday this year, as we mark a decade of operating flights between the Channel Islands and to the UK from our bases in Guernsey and Jersey, since launch in February 2006.
Rob Veron, Blue Islands' Managing Director said
Since Blue Islands started flying in 2006 we have carried over 2 million passengers. In 2006, we carried 63,500 passengers per year, this year we forecast to fly a total of 380,000 passengers - that's a staggering increase of 500%! Of course we've invested in a larger fleet, our routes and employees, enabling a 300% capacity increase; from 132,000 seats in 2006 to 520,000 this year.
These numbers demonstrate how far we have come in 10 years, and should the proposed Flybe franchise proceed it would mark another milestone in the development of Blue Islands. We are proud to be a locally owned airline and are totally committed to serving the Channel Islands. This growth has significantly contributed to the Channel Islands economy, directly through the taxes and charges paid and indirectly supporting a wide range of sectors through the supply chain from flight support to hospitality and not forgetting the employment opportunities this generates, a true economic enabler; of our own independent means.
Blue Islands started initially in 1999 under the name of Le Cocq's Airlink, supplying perishable goods to Alderney from Bournemouth, with scheduled passenger services introduced on the route in 2002. The company was branded Rockhopper in 2003, before becoming Blue Islands in 2006, and coincided with the delivery of its JetStream aircraft. 2009 saw the airline's first ATR aircraft, which was at the cornerstone of the new management team's strategic plan in 2011 to migrate to an all ATR fleet, subsequently achieved in 2014. Blue Islands branding could be replaced by Flybe livery from May this year, if the agreement with Flybe goes ahead to become a franchise partner.
Mr Veron added
We would like to sincerely thank all of our customers for their support over the last 10 years and we look forward to welcoming customers, old and new, onboard soon.
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