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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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Ageas Bowl

Southampton Christmas Market

Southampton Christmas Market

5 reasons to fly to Southampton by the end of 2017

Southampton is a wonderful gateway to the South of England and beyond, while the city is rammed packed full of exciting, fun and interesting things to do.

Here are our top five picks of what to get up to for the rest of 2017 when you fly to Southampton...

1. Southampton Boat Show: 15 - 24 September

This is the gold standard of boat shows, and this 10-day event is the biggest festival of boating this year. It’s not all about buying boats though, far from it. It’s a place for entertainment, with two music stages. It’s a place for the kids – with CBeebies presenter Gemma Hunt from the programme Swashbuckle will be heading along. There will also be ‘bumper boats’, just like bumper cars except way, way cooler. It’s also a place for history, with an old United States Navy patrol boat, which used to have the River Rhine as its beat during the Cold War, on display.

2. England Vs West Indies Ageas Bowl: 29 September


To round off the summer, why not head to that most British of games – cricket. England take on the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl for a potentially series-deciding Royal London One Day International on 29th September. Plus it’s England’s final home-soil match of the year, and seeing as it could well be a nail biter, if you’ve not seen a match this year, this would be the one to go for. There’s even a Hilton hotel attached.

Once at the airport, it’s really easy to get to the ground thanks to the transport options being put on for the day, including a free shuttle from Southampton Airport Parkway – bus services will begin at 10:00 and run continuously until 13:30 when they will run every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. Bus services will run continuously once the game has finished.

3. WestQuay

If you’ve been to Southampton, the chances are you’ve visited Westquay shopping centre. Well, it might be time to visit again. Late last year the centre opened the doors on its huge new £85m. extension – which includes 20 restaurants, a bowling alley and a 10-screen cinema.

But that’s not all, because hurling that sort of money at something doesn’t mean you get regular run of the mill stuff, nope. Because this cinema is being hailed as ‘game changer’, and is the first in the UK to have laser-projection. Which means the images are even sharper, and with Dolby Atmos as standard in every screen, you’ll be truly immersed in the action from start to finish. One of the screens is also a wall-to-wall Xplus - which sounds jolly awesome - but basically means the screen is truly, properly massive. Some seats recline electrically and there’s a brilliant bar for you to grab drinks from as well. This cinema is guaranteed to make your favourite movie even greater.

Afterwards, before (or even during if you’ve picked a dud of a movie), you could head to the Hollywood Bowl. Yes let the good times roll at this brand new multi-million pound bowling venue which adds a huge element of fun to a game already packed full of it. Whether you’re there with friends, for a birthday party or simply to see if you’re any good, it’s a great time for all. Book the VIP lanes for colourful pins, pool-style bowling balls and table service to take the experience to the next level.

4. Get festive

A traditional German Christmas market is such a huge amount of fun it just had to make it onto the list. In fact, Southampton take it to the next level, calling it a Christmas Festival, which runs from the middle of November until 23rd December. Featuring a twice-daily ‘flying Santa’ at a height of 35 metres, before the main man dishes out a small present to each child, there are Christmas goodies galore at this local institution. Featuring a German beer hall, hot chocolate, mulled wine and a hog roast to name but a few, you’ll also be able to find some presents. Wooden toys, scented candles, clothes, vintage jewellery are just a few of the items on offer. There’s also Santa Claus village, a giant advent calendar, and free festive goodwill for all.

5. Live football fix

There's nothing better than watching the beautiful game live, and not on TV, actually live and soaking up the incredible atmosphere and enjoying the terrace humour. With Southampton and Bournemouth football clubs both in easy reach from Southampton Airport if you're looking for a fix of top-flight football, then head to St Mary's to cheer on the Saints or catch a train to Bournemouth and watch the Cherries at the Vitality Stadium.

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