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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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SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Great things to do in Bristol during 2018

Fact or fiction: The New York Times named Bristol as one of its 52 “must visit” places for 2018. FACT.

Honestly. It featured alongside The Caribbean, Fiji and Rotorua in New Zealand.

“Edgy, creative Bristol is aiming for another label in 2018: cultural powerhouse,” so say the NYT. So let’s have a look at what’s going on.

First off is a new museum celebrating the man upon whose ideas Britain was literally built. The brilliant Isambard Kingdom Brunel – possibly the biggest genius in engineering history – will be celebrated at a state-of-the-art, brand new museum, Being Brunel. Situated next to one of his greatest creations, the SS Great Britain, it will tell the story not just of his engineering prowess, but of the man himself. With documents never before released to the public, it will be a full rounded out experience aiming to really introduce the public to the man they owe a whole lot too. Especially if they cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge on the way to the museum.

Staying on the cultural front, the Bristol Old Vic – the longest continuously running theatre in the UK – has declared 2018 to be a “year of change”, not least because it is changing itself, by completing the second stage of its multi-million pound investment, including a state-of-the-art 188 seat studio. Check out the schedule of productions here: http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/shows.html

Then there’s the Bristol link to a UK-wide anniversary of the circus turning 250. Just one of six places throughout the country to be named “City of Circus”, as it is home to more circus companies than any other UK city. To help with the celebration, the exhibition Sawdust and Sequins will open in March at the Royal West of England Academy – helped along by performances from the Bristol circus school Circomedia. Right, that’s enough use of the word circus.

Bristol’s already buzzing culinary scene is set to expand yet further, most notably with Pasta Ripiena, the UK’s first dedicated ravioli bar. So, if you’re into culinary delights neatly encased in freshly made pasta, this is the place for you. But if mixology is more to your liking, than news that those masters of molecular mixology – think of a sitcom-inspired chemistry lab, complete with bubbling test tubes and you’ve kind of got the idea of what you’ll see behind the bar – The Alchemist are coming to the city, and are splurging some £1.3m on opening a two storey bar and restaurant.

If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, there’s the 40th anniversary of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta (9th to 12th August), the 50th anniversary of St Pauls Carnival (7th July) and Europe’s largest free street art and graffiti festival, Upfest (28th – 30th July).

All this comes on top of Bristol being named one of the “best places to live in the UK” last year by the Sunday Times, which summed it up as “cool, classy and supremely creative”. So, dip your toe in the city this year, and who knows.

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