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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.

More information

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 travel classifications.  LEARN MORE >>

Cardiff

Cardiff

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Here's Why You Need to Book our Guernsey to Cardiff Service

Blue Islands' Guernsey to Cardiff has launched for summer 2018, fly direct to the Welsh capital every Tuesday and Saturday until 1 September 2018. And with fares from £39.99 one way, now is the perfect time to book.

But what’s in Cardiff once you’re there? Well, this:

1. Cardiff International White Water Centre

Pack your swim shorts and head to Cardiff International White Water centre and checkout the indoor wave simulator. Perfect for if you either hate the beach, or miss Guernsey’s golden sands during your visit, each session includes expert instruction on how to get started and how to make the most of riding the jets of water. It’s also possible to ride side-by-side, which could make a great family YouTube video. The only thing’s necessary? A sense of fun and determination: which counts out the author of this blog.

2. Cardiff Castle

Follow in the footsteps of the most famous couple on the planet by heading to Cardiff Castle, which is exactly what Prince Harr and Meghan Markle did earlier in the year. Located smack bang in the middle of the city, its history stretches back some 2,000 years and contains a Roman Fort and Norman Keep, among others. But it’s not just ancient history which people can learn about during their visit, as the tunnels were used in the Second World War as air raid shelters.

3. Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre

Want to combine a trip to Cardiff with a sort blast on the alps? Then, great news – at the Cardiff Ski and Snowboard centre, you can do exactly that. The outdoor dry ski slope, 100 metres long, gives you a less leg-breaky chance to see if you’re actually any good. A little history lesson, it was one of the first dry ski slopes in Britain, built in 1969. Now it’s fully up to date, there are a range of freestyle features including a full stair set, a rainbow rail, whale tail, box kickers and a quarter pipe – hopefully by the end of your visit you’ll understand what those words mean.

4. Zip World

This last one isn’t near Cardiff. It is, in fact, a four hour drive. But it’s totally worth it, especially if you’ve always want to fly but lacked the superpowers to do so. Up at Zip World (in Snowdonia National Park), you can take a mile long zip wire, where you’ll reach speeds of 100mph over heights of 500ft. It’s only four hours from Cardiff…

5. Food

Exploring a new city means you need to keep fuelled, and with unbelievably great restaurants throughout you won’t be stuck for choice. But as you don’t want to waste time deciding where to go here’s three of our favourites. Breakfast you can do no better than Stag Coffee. This – and there is no other word for it – epic joint will set you up perfectly for a day’s adventure. Crucially, it also serves breakfast all day, a good thing for two reasons: 1, it means if you oversleep, it’s no bother – you can find bacon, beans, eggs and hash browns, and 2, if you like their breakfast that much, you can enjoy at tea time too. Anyway, they serve Coaltown Coffee signature blend, homemade iced tea and lemonade, delivered alongside breakfasts of such proportions you’ll wish you ordered one between you.

For dinner, look no further than The Grazing Shed – voted the number one burger joint in Wales. This haven of meat-patty perfection careful makes its food to those award winning heights and extends thought to the names as well. Fancy feasting on a “Bunga-Bunga” burger? Then this is the joint. How’s about eating “John Wayne”? No problem. This artful production even extends to their own-made sodas too, including a rather scrumptious cherry bakewell flavour, sitting alongside strawberry and elderflower. What more could you want? (warning: checking the menu online makes you seriously hungry – but also desperate to go).

Oh and we mustn’t forget the pressing need to have a drink, and with the city riding the true crest of the craft beer wave you’ll be spoilt for choice. Head over to Westgate Street to be at the epicentre of what the city has to off, and you’ll find yourself torn between the city’s BrewDog and the epic Urban Tap House where you’ll lose hours of your holiday working through the 16 lines available. It is a truly magical place.

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