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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 

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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

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Jersey athlete Grace Greenwood

Grace Greenwood

Jersey athlete, Grace Greenwood, speaks to Blue Islands about competing for Team CP England and her goals for 2019 and beyond

Grace Greenwood (14) was awarded a £500 Blue Islands voucher at the Jersey Sports Council awards this year.

Grace has had an impressive year, travelling off-Island and competing in CP (cerebral palsy) Athletics championships at a national level. Blue Islands is delighted Grace will be using some of the voucher to travel to a high-profile athletics competition in Newham next year.  We spoke to Grace about her journey so far and what lies ahead.

You've had a busy and impressive year, was has been your highlight of 2018?
Very busy year, I ran 60m at the National Indoor Age Group Championships in February and finished on the 1st September with the Cerebral Palsy National Finals and lots in between. Without doubt the highlight was to be part of the England Team for the CP World Championships in Barcelona. As a seniors competition I was taken really for an early experience of international competition so to come away with a bronze medal in both the 100m and 200m was beyond my dreams.
What is it like to compete for Team CP England at such a young age?
This was the first time I’d been part of a representative team and I found that whole experience really positive. Athletics can be a bit of a lonely sport so to have that feeling of being in a team was something I really enjoyed. I was one of the youngest competitors at just 13 but the other members of the England sprint squad were also young, I think the average age was only 17 and everybody was very supportive towards me.
Do you have any advice for anyone looking to get into the sport?
I’d simply say to try many different sports, I came into athletics after trying horse riding, karate and even adapted football. All of those were very enjoyable but athletics just seemed to be the right fit for me. Even now I still enjoy lots of other activities, so I’d say don’t be afraid to try new things, just give it a go you may be surprised.
Next year, you will be traveling to Newham to compete, could you tell us a little bit about how you will prepare for that?
Newham is a high-profile competition as its part of Parallel Success series which presents para athletics alongside main stream athletics, there is always a strong representation of Olympic and Paralympic athletes attending. The benefit for me is its location right next to London City Airport where Blue Island fly into so it’s a really convenient to travel from Jersey. I will now have a month’s complete rest before starting my winter training programme and then once into 2019 it will be a couple of indoors and a build back up to that 2019 summer season.
What are your goals for 2019 and beyond?
I have a fantastic coach at Jersey Spartans, Karen La Mottee, and she is mindful of my age and the pressure that setting goals can bring so we tend to just relax and see what happens, though, every time I run, because of the type of person I am, I always want a new personal best time! 2019 is the year of the Junior Paralympics in Switzerland, so to be selected as part of a representative squad to compete there would be very exciting but I’m realistic that at 14 I would still be young and there are plenty other strong female para athletes who will be also looking to go. Just a good season, more PB’s and injury free will be fine for now! Beyond 2019 by focus is on the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and then after that the big goal is of course the Paralympics Paris 2024.
Blue Islands look forward to following Grace’s journey and travels off Island to compete. When we asked Grace’s father about her impressive year, he added;
Grace made the step up to represent Team CP England this summer so travelling to competitions off Island has been so important in terms of gaining experience and achieving improved PB times in her track events 100 and 200m. The £500 travel bursary has been a real bonus, without it she would most likely not have been able to travel to Gloucester where Grace did achieve new PB's in both events.

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