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 announce first recipients of the #mybi Flight Fund
In January this year, Blue Islands launched the #mybi Flight Fund. Over 20 applications, consisting of Channel Island residents, groups and charities applied for free flights, with hopes of achieving their off-Island ambitions.
Blue Islands is delighted to announce the first beneficiaries of the fund who will collectively receive over £10,000 worth of flights.
Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said,
there was an overwhelming response from a diverse range of individuals and organisations in Guernsey and Jersey. Applications included teams and individuals from a wide range of sports including surfing, football, archery, netball as well as a music, art and youth development. It was wonderful to read the passion in each application and difficult to choose the first phase of flight recipients.
Recipients include Lily Jones (15), from Jersey. Lily plays netball for Team Jets but trains in UK with Seven Stars. The fund will enable her to train off-island, giving her national experience to bring back to the Jet’s court.
Another beneficiary, Brett Smeed, from Guernsey, applied via Riding for the Disabled (RDA) and has already taken his flight which allowed him to participate in dressage competitions in the UK. Brett, 28, who has been blind since he was 15, said:
Thanks to the #mybi Flight Fund, I got the opportunity to compete in the RDA South Region Qualifier show and have qualified for the National Championships, which is something I never imagined in a million years I would ever do. This has opened many doors that I intend to walk through to see where it takes me. I am at the beginning of an equine journey that I am excited about. I am very grateful to Blue Islands for providing me with this chance.
Mr Veron continued,
the number and variety of applications for the #mybi Flight Fund highlights the dedication, commitment and talent there is in the Channel Islands. Whether pursuing achievements in sport, music, art or personal development, we’re delighted to be able to help provide opportunities that will have a positive impact on Channel Islanders’ lives.
Blue Islands looks forward to sharing the individual stories and achievements of everyone who has benefited from the #mybi Flight Fund.
Bretton (Brett) Smeed,28, has been blind since he was 15. He began riding with Riding for the Disabled just over a year ago. An interest in horses runs in Brett’s family; Brett’s great grandfather used to own and train racehorses and his ultimate goal is to gallop a horse at Newmarket. This past month, Brett flew to the Southampton to participate in the South Region Qualifier, with the help of the #mybi Flight Fund.
Riding for the Disabled Guernsey is a local charity run entirely by volunteers who help anyone with a disability to horse ride or spend time with horses or donkeys. They don’t receive any States funding and rely entirely on donations and fundraising initiatives.
Heidi Ephgrave, Group Coach and Chairperson for Riding for the Disabled Guernsey said,
I am absolutely delighted with Brett’s achievements. It is all thanks to Blue Islands for awarding these flights, without their support it’s unlikely we would have gone. Brett had a fantastic day, winning one dressage class, placing second in another and another win in the Countryside Challenge. Brett has subsequently qualified in all three events. I hope this will encourage more people who live with a disability to take part in their chosen sport.
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