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GUERNSEY & JERSEY LATEST BORDER UPDATES

Common Travel Area: Guernsey & Jersey are within the Common Travel. You do not need to complete the UK Government Travel Declaration Form for travel to the islands.

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 28 May 2021
England, Scotland and Wales are classified as Green and Northern Ireland as Amber.

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving from a Green or Amber country do not need to isolate, however will be required to take a Day 0 PCR test.

For passengers who have not been fully vaccinated, the following requirements apply when arriving in Jersey:

  • Green* - Day 0 + Day 8 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

Red, Amber and Green will restart for the rest of the world and will follow UK classifications.

Before 28 May 2021
Regions within the UK and Crown Dependencies are currently categorised into Green, Amber and Red bands with different 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.

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:

  • 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 1 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 

From 1 July
Guernsey's borders are planned to re-open without regional classification.

From 14 May
Regions will be classified as Category 2, 3 or 4 which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Guernsey.

From 23 April
Regions will be classified as Category 3 or 4, or a 'Business Tunnel' which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Guernsey. 

Click here for the latest regional classifications

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 May 2022.

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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 regional travel classifications.

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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.

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Blue Islands calls for Judicial Review over Transport Licensing Authority inaction

Blue Islands calls for Judicial Review over Transport Licensing Authority inaction

Blue Islands has lodged formal legal action with Guernsey’s Royal Court after repeatedly calling on the island’s Transport Licensing Authority to exercise its powers to ensure Waves Technologies Limited apply for the necessary route licences to operate passenger services between Guernsey and Jersey.

The central issue is Waves’ lack of a Guernsey Air Transport Licence, in respect of any aircraft being used for the carriage for reward of passengers or cargo on a flight beginning or ending in Guernsey. This is a requirement of the Air Transport Licensing Law, with Section 1 being quite explicit about this. Not holding one means Waves operations are illegal.

For many months, Blue Islands have repeatedly written to the chair of the Transport Licensing Authority, and have not received any adequate response. The decision to call for a judicial review is intended to compel the Authority to act to uphold the law it is meant to enforce and protect the travelling public from an operator acting outside of the rules. If Blue Islands started operating a daily service on any Aurigny route under the claim of being an air taxi, the TLA would step in and stop it. That is exactly what should have happened here.

Competition on the inter-island route is nothing new, and Blue Islands continues to face it every day with Flybe – even though it is a franchise partner, a seat sold on a Flybe aircraft is of no value to Blue Islands. Previously, Blue Islands and Aurigny vigorously competed on the route, and each lost £1m. a year in the process. Blue Islands believes in competition, and are happy to compete on any of its routes, but competition must be on a level playing field – and not from an operator ignoring the laws. The Air Transport Licensing Law and associated policy statement insists the impact of a new operator on any route is considered and the incumbent operator is given the chance to make an official representation. By ignoring the law the Transport Licensing Authority has denied Blue Islands this opportunity.

Furthermore, Blue Islands is becoming increasingly concerned that innocent investors, caught up by Waves marketing activities are being lured into investing significant sums of money into what they believe to be an innovative ‘air taxi’ service that requires no route licence. Blue Islands do not believe Waves is operating as a legitimate air taxi service and the TLA must evaluate Waves’ claim. This review will ensure all relevant parties formally appraise the legitimacy of Waves business model, its financial fitness and viability, including its recent £17.5m. self-valuation from a business without any tangible means of justifying such a figure either through its trading volumes, asset base or additional markets for an as-yet non-existent product. Although this falls outside the legal action, the clarity this case will bring should usefully serve to protect potential investors from harm. If Waves fails, Guernsey could very well suffer unquantifiable reputational damage.

Air services between Guernsey and Jersey must remain sustainable and continue to provide regular, scheduled services which benefit the whole travelling community – and not just those who can afford the higher Waves ticket price.

Blue Islands is commencing this judicial review to end what is, purely and simply, illegal activity.

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