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Guernsey 

All passengers aged 12 or over travelling to Guernsey are required to complete a travel tracker prior to arrival in Guernsey.

  • Fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Guernsey from 9 August are required to take a lateral flow test (LFT) on arrival and then every other day during their stay
  • Passengers who are not fully vaccinated will be subject to Category requirements based on the regional classification of the regions declared in the Travel Tracker.
  • Children travelling with fully vaccinated adults who are aged 12 - 17 will require a PCR test on arrival and isolation until negative result (adults not required to isolate), followed by a Day 7 test (if still in Guernsey). Those aged 11 or under require no testing or isolation.
  • For children travelling with at least one adult who is not fully vaccinated, regional categorisation will apply as above.

JERSEY

All passengers travelling to Jersey, aged 11 or over, are required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated passengers receive a free PCR test on arrival
  • If you are not fully vaccinated you will receive a free PCR test on arrival - you will need to isolate until negative test result
  • Children aged 11 to 17 will receive a free PCR test on arrival - and will need to isolate until negative test result. There are no testing or isolation requirements for children 10 or under.


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

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Cardiff

Cardiff

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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