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 Flight Operations Director promoted to Accountable Manager
Blue Islands has announced that Dougie Hoblyn, flight operations director, has been promoted to accountable manager, following CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) approval.
Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said:
The Accountable Manager role is a fitting development for Dougie who has worked tirelessly leading the flight and ground operations teams through a continued spell of growth and major transformation.
Dougie Hoblyn, Blue Islands' Accountable Manager said:
As an airline, regulation and compliance are prerequisites and the main focus for an Accountable Manager under the regulatory framework set out by the CAA through EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). This position allows me to continuously develop Blue Islands' safety and compliance systems together with enhancing our operational capabilities and performance.
The Accountable Manager is the principle post holder position which every commercial airline must have to satisfy the requirements of its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and has the overall responsibility to ensure the airline remains in full compliance with all regulations.
Mr Veron added:
Blue Islands has recently added a second larger 68-seat ATR 72 aircraft to its fleet for an additional 20% capacity increase as we continue to develop our strategy for further growth of our Guernsey and Jersey networks.
Originally from Glasgow, Mr Hoblyn first started flying for Blue Islands in 2002 (when the airline was branded Le Cocq's Airlink) and after a spell overseas, he returned to Blue Islands in 2011 as Flight Operations Director and lives in Jersey with his wife and two children.
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