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  • Arrivals from the Common Travel Area (CTA) aged 12 and over will need to purchase a pack of Lateral Flow Tests (£25) on arrival and complete the course of tests over 10 days
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals from outside of the CTA (including transits through the UK) will be required to complete a PCR test on arrival and isolate until you received a negative result 
  • Arrivals from outside of the CTA aged 12 or over (including transits through the UK) who are not fully vaccinated will need to complete a PCR test on arrival and on Day 8, and isolate until you receive a negative result from the Day 8 test
  • Guernsey will mirror countries on the UK's red list

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

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  • No testing or self-isolation requirements for fully vaccinated arrivals with a 10-day travel history which is within the Common Travel Area (CTA)
  • Arrivals, regardless of vaccination status, with a travel history that includes countries outside of the CTA within the last 10 days will require a PCR test and will need to isolate until negative test result
  • Arriving passengers that are not fully vaccinated* regardless of travel history will require a free PCR test on arrival - and isolate until negative test result
  • Children aged 10 or under do not need to complete a travel form, undergo testing or isolation
  • Children aged 11 or over need to complete a travel form

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

*Temporary measures from 4 January 2022
  • To be considered 'fully vaccinated' arriving adults will need to have had 3 vaccine doses (two initial doses + booster) at least two weeks prior to arrival
  • Children aged 11 or over are ‘fully vaccinated’ with two initial vaccine doses at least two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Evidence of previous Covid infection no longer accepted to avoid PCR test on arrival if required 
  • Masks will become mandatory in indoor public places

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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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