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 adds more inter-island seats at peak times
Blue Islands has today announced an increase in seats on the peak inter-island services it operates as a flybe franchise partner by introducing one of its new larger ATR 72 aircraft to the route from the Spring/Summer season 2017.
The airline's 68-seat ATR 72 aircraft will replace the 46-seat ATR 42 currently operating the peak morning and evening inter-island flights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; the busiest days for inter-island travel.
Tom Barrasin, Blue Islands Chief Commercial Officer said
Utilising a larger aircraft at peak periods of demand allows Blue Islands to provide more seats than ever before at the times that people have historically chosen to travel. This is now possible due to Blue Islands' recent investment in two larger 68-seat ATR 72 aircraft. There have been a number of schedule changes to facilitate this increase in capacity at peak times.
Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Senator Lyndon Farnham said
The move by Blue Islands to introduce more capacity at peak times on the inter-island route is most welcome. I have been concerned at the decline in inter-island travel and very much hope that the positive steps taken by Blue Islands will ensure that we can completely fulfil the demand for seats at peak times.
The introduction of the larger aircraft on Blue Islands operated inter-island services, which commences 28 March 2017, will result in a 48% increase in the number of peak morning seats available in each direction on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Mr Barrasin explained
Demand for travel between Guernsey and Jersey varies hugely throughout the week and is ever changing, as such we continually monitor the market and strive to ensure our schedule is optimised to meet the evolving needs of travellers. The challenge for any airline operating the route is how best to provide capacity at the required travel times in an efficient, sustainable and economically viable manner.
Whilst Blue Islands is unable to provide a level of frequency and capacity beyond what is commercially sustainable, there is an element of flexibility in when flights operate. In the coming months, Blue Islands will launch a consultation process with major industry bodies in both Guernsey and Jersey to seek a consensus view on the preferred timings of the services that Blue Islands offer. Following this process Blue Islands will adjust its schedule to reflect the feedback received should this be required to further align with our customers' requirements.
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