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.
From Friday 20 November, all passengers arriving into Jersey from Green, Amber and Red regions of the UK will require triple PCR tests on Days 0, 5 and 10:
The three-band system also applies to countries and regions outside of the UK. An updated list by region can be found here: countries and regions are risk assessed.
Passengers are required to disclose their travel history for the 14 days prior to arrival in Jersey, including country of departure, and any other countries or regions visited or will have visited in this 14-day period.
Everyone planning to travel to Jersey is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.
If you have any questions you can call the Blue Islands Customer Care team on:
01234 589 200
The States of Guernsey has issued new travel restrictions, if you are planning to travel to the island on or after 14 January 2021, your journey must be for essential reasons. This means you need to apply for an Essential Travel Permit which you can do by going to https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel/essential-travel. Without this permit you may be denied entry, and may be prosecuted and fined up to £10,000.
General advice for travel to Guernsey can be found here www.gov.gg/coronavirus, alternatively, please call the States of Guernsey Covid non-clinical helpline on 01481 717118.
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.
Blue Islands’ Guernsey - Cardiff direct summer service returns
Blue Islands has today (29 May 2018) launched its summer seasonal Guernsey – Cardiff route for 2018, after it delivered several boosts to the island in 2017. The direct service is available to book now at flybe.com from £39.99 one way, including taxes and charges.
Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO, was pleased to once again include the Guernsey - Cardiff service in its summer network for 2018.
Launching the Guernsey – Cardiff service for a second summer demonstrates Blue Islands’ commitment to Channel Islands air links and strengthening opportunities for inbound tourism. Once again thanks to the reach of Flybe’s sales channels, Guernsey is enjoying exposure to potential new visitors in the catchment of Cardiff Airport who can experience our wonderful island. While for islanders it means direct connectivity to the Welsh capital.
A £45,000 subsidy from the Committee for Economic Development (CfED) in 2017 resulted in a modest, yet positive return for the island. In 2017 the route delivered at least 747 unique visitors to Guernsey after adjusting for any potential displacement from the existing Bristol service, generating an estimated £12,000 in tax revenue for the island and boosting GDP by £348,000. Although marketed in the same channels as Flybe’s Cardiff to Jersey route, and offering lower fares, roughly 1,000 more passengers per month chose to visit Jersey.
Mr Veron explained an additional route in the key summer season was only one element of ensuring a healthy and growing visitor economy.
Despite low fares, passenger numbers on the route in 2017 did not meet expectations, however in conjunction with CfED, Blue Islands was able to demonstrate that a public / private initiative can deliver benefits for the island and this could be a successful model for the future.
This is Blue Islands’ commitment to the tourist industry, but we believe it to be one part of the ongoing project to increase visitor numbers. With the recent Product Guernsey review, we hope other initiatives and investments can start to be made concurrently, enhancing the island’s desirability and attractiveness to visitors for years to come, and cementing Guernsey as a holiday destination for the 21st century.
Committee for Economic Development president Charles Parkinson said:
We are delighted to support the new Cardiff route for a further year, and we look forward to seeing the route develop and to welcoming increasing numbers of visitors from Wales to our beautiful island this year.
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