⚠ 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.
Passengers who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to Category requirements based on the regional classification below.
Everyone travelling to Guernsey is required to complete a travel tracker prior to arrival in Guernsey:
Everyone travelling to Jersey, aged 11 or over, is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.
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:
We look forward to welcoming you on board.
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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