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Guernsey

  • 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

See gov.gg for more information.


JERSEY 

  • 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

See gov.je for more information

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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