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Guernsey 🇬🇬

⚠ 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.

Fully vaccinated?
  • No testing or isolation requirements for fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Guernsey from 1 July click here

Not fully vaccinated?

Passengers who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to Category requirements based on the regional classification below.

  • Category 1: Air bridge only, no isolation or testing requirements
  • Category 2: Arrival + Day 7 PCR test, (if still in Guernsey) Self-isolation until first negative test result
  • Category 3: Arrival + Day 7 PCR test, Self-isolation until Day 7 negative test result
  • Category 4: Arrival + Day 13 PCR test, Self-isolation until Day 14 

Click here for the latest regional classifications

Children travelling with fully vaccinated adults
  • Aged 11 or under: No testing or isolation requirements
  • Aged 12 - 17: PCR test on arrival and isolate until negative result (adults not required to isolate), followed
    by a Day 7 test (if still in Guernsey)

Children travelling with at least one adult who is not fully vaccinated
  • Regional categorisation will apply as above

All arrivals

Everyone travelling to Guernsey is required to complete a travel tracker prior to arrival in Guernsey:


Fully vaccinated?
  • Free PCR test on arrival - no isolation
Not fully vaccinated?
  • Free PCR test on arrival - isolate until negative test result
  • Age 11 to 17 - Free PCR test on arrival - isolate until negative test result
  • Age 10 or under - No testing or isolation requirements
All arrivals

Everyone travelling to Jersey, aged 11 or over, is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.

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.

More information

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 travel classifications.  LEARN MORE >>

Bristol Christmas Market

Bristol Christmas Market

Bristol and Bath At Christmas

Last week we gave a brief, sleigh-fly-by of festive favourites in all our destinations. And seeing as the shops are filling up with selection boxes, frozen turkeys, wrapping paper and so many fairy lights they could form an unbroken chain from Land’s End to John O’Groats, we don’t feel in any way bad about further unwrapping what’s going on in Bristol.

So get some mulled wine on the go, and feast your eyes on what you could be getting up to in the countdown to the big day.

Starting with the big Christmas light switch on 10th November. This is the official start to the cities festive season, and this isn’t just a one street affair – oh no. Cabot Circus, Broadmead and The Galleries shopping centre will be festooned with lights, along with St Nicholas Market, Corn Street, College Street and Park Street displaying so many lights you’ll be able to clearly see them from space.*

In the same vein is Clifton Village, the self-declared “most magical place in Bristol” to shop, dine and relax over the holidays. Plus it goes truly gargantuan on its centrepiece, a 50ft Norway spruce which takes centre stage in the Mall Gardens for eight whole weeks. If that isn’t enough tree action for you, there are over 100 other little Christmas trees adorning many of the shops – shops which sell a unique range of gifts to make your presents stand out from the crowd.

Now, Christmas does bring with it a lot of the same, admittedly. Which is why it’s great to see a company doing something a little differently. Think of this as a Heston Blumenthal take on festivities – essentially the same, but crafted in a way you weren’t expecting. Blog readers: the Spiegeltent. Returning for the sixth year and located on the harbour side, this exquisite, magnificent round tent contains boothed seating, cut glass mirrors, stained glass windows and a colourful draped ceiling. It’ll play host to Christmas parties (not wanting to sound all Barney fromHow I Met Your Motherbut they are “legendary” throughout the city). There’s going to be live music events, cabaret nights, Christmas parties, children’s shows, a masquerade ball and, of course, a Christmas grotto.

In keeping with being a bit out of the ordinary, Father Christmas makes yet another appearance somewhere else in the city – incredible – except this time, he’s on a train. Yes hop aboard the Avon Valley Railway to ride one of the steam-hauled trains as it chugs its way through the rolling countryside. Santa’s helpers dish out mince pies and festive biscuits to everyone, before the main man arrives to spend time with each family – and gives a present too. Perfect.

Actually not quite perfect. Because on December 17th is a festive-festival of filmic favourites in a New York themed Winter Wonderland at The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station. Showing that most recent addition to the Christmas classics list, Elf, this day will firmly lodge itself as one of the highlights of the December calendar. Not only are they showing the story of hapless Buddy the Elf, but giving it a Christmas chaser in the form of the original Miracle on 34th Street – which certainly leaves a less bitter aftertaste than Sambuca. To complete the triumvirate is a film many people consider to be a true, bonafide Christmas movie, and many others who think it isn’t: Die Hard [it is: end of].

Heading up the road a tad – made easy with the direct bus link from Bristol Airport and Bristol City Centre – and we arrive in Bath, which as we mentioned last week, is FANTASTIC at Christmas. The 200-chalet market has a huge range of bespoke gifts for friends, family and (if you’re trying to make amends) enemies as well. From gin to blankets, jewellery to jumpers you really will be able to do a one-stop-shop. Which is great, because then it leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the entertainment. Starting with glow in the dark mini golf. Yes, while the crazy courses you frequent in the summer sure are fun, adorning the course with lights and making everything glow takes it to whole (in one) new level. With a 50% bigger ice skating rink also due to make Bath its home from the middle of November for the season, even more people than usual (that’s 240 one ice at any one time) will be donning skates to see if they stay on their feet for the entire session. Of course there is nothing better afterwards than a lovely, huge mug of hot chocolate, and you’re in luck, as there’s a bar serving those, mulled wine and the usual range – plus plenty of pizza for a refuel.

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