⚠ IMPORTANT UPDATE - New requirements for travel from Jersey
Fully vaccinated adults and accompanying children aged 5+ will be required to present a negative PCR test before travelling and complete your States of Guernsey travel tracker. If you are not fully vaccinated, or are unable to meet the pre-travel PCR testing requirements, you will be a Category 4 arrival and required to self-isolate for 14 days.
Passengers who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to Category requirements based on the regional classification below.
Everyone travelling to Guernsey is required to complete a travel tracker prior to arrival in Guernsey:
Everyone travelling to Jersey, aged 11 or over, is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.
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 inter-island schedule to be amended following customer feedback
Blue Islands has today announced inter-island flight schedule changes, following feedback from its consultation survey aimed at the Channel Island business community.
Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO, says the two consultations issued this year now have enough responses to make alterations.
The first survey had just 94 responses, nowhere near enough to base schedule changes on. However, the second survey had 570 responses, and combined this means we have enough data to make adjustments.
On analysing the responses, there was no consensus on morning schedule alterations, with roughly a third supporting each suggestion. Therefore, the morning schedule will remain the same. However, demand was clearly shown for afternoon return flights to be even later, and that’s why we are pushing these services back by 30 minutes, allowing people to get even more out of their day’s travel.”
New times will see the evening Jersey to Guernsey services depart at 16:40 and 18:00. The final two Guernsey to Jersey services will leave at 17:20 and 18:40.
Mr Veron said the airline was happy to make alterations when there was clear evidence it was what people wanted. Although the changes might not meet with approval from everyone, he added, this is what the feedback had requested.
Blue Islands knows how important the inter-island route is, and remains the highest frequency, highest capacity and lowest priced operator on the route. Where we can be flexible and make changes our customers tell us they want to see, we will do that and believe these new times will make it more convenient than ever to travel between Guernsey and Jersey.
Blue Islands operates up to 10 flights a day on the inter-island route, which earlier this year saw capacity boosted by 48% at peak times on the historically busiest flights – we know large aircraft are what this route needs to thrive. Fares are between £39.99 and £64.99, including free 23kgs luggage and ticket changes. Blue Islands is a proud, local airline and continues to serve its customers the best way it can.
The new times will come into effect on 4 December 2017.
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