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NOTIFICATION OF TRAVEL

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:

Regions within the UK are now categorised into three bands (Green, Amber, Red) with different testing and isolation requirements when arriving into Jersey. This is part of the Jersey Government’s Safer Travel Policy. For any arrivals from the Green category, the requirement remains a simple free test on arrival at Jersey Airport.

  • Green - Day 0 PCR test: No requirement to self-isolate
  • Amber - Day 0 and Day 5 PCR test: Self-isolation until a second negative test result
  • Red - Day 0 PCR test: Mandatory 14-day self-isolation

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.

General advice for travelling to Jersey can be found here.

Everyone planning to travel to Jersey is required to complete an online registration form within 48 hours before departure.

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM


Guernsey:

If using same day return business travel enabled by the Business Tunnels scheme you are required to notify the States of Guernsey at least seven days prior to travel.

Notification must be given to the States of Guernsey Population Management Office by:

For normal travellers the normal quarantine rules for travel to Guernsey remains.


If you have any questions you can call the Blue Islands Customer Care team on:
01234 589 200

Mon-Sat: 08.00-18.00 | Sun 09.00-17.30


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 passengers wearing face masks.

You will be exempt if you have a medical reason not to wear a face mask, written medical advice will be required, please inform us at check-in. Children under 6 years old are also exempt.

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

Rotterdam Guernsey

Charter flights boost Guernsey’s tourist economy

Blue Islands operated over 30 charter flights from Groningen and Rotterdam between May and mid-September this summer, welcoming 1,400 European tourists for week-long stays in Guernsey.

Working with its tour operator partners, Blue Islands was selected to operate flights for the eight-week Groningen Airport Eelde – Guernsey programme. With services at 85% full, this activity brought over 500 tourists to Guernsey for a week’s stay between April and mid-June.

The airline’s Rotterdam – Guernsey charter service ran for 22 weeks, finishing mid September. The 68-seat ATR operated at 80% capacity, bringing 825 tourists to the island.

Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands commented:

Repeating our Dutch activity for 2019 highlights the importance of specialist tour operators such as Sunair identifying niche markets for growth opportunities, as we seek to perform a vital role in the regeneration of tourism.

Our business development strategy is focussed on developing new routes and supporting the local economy to ensure Blue Islands is well optimised, commercially viable, sustainable and importantly, a ‘local’ operation focussed on providing the best value services for islanders and visitors alike.

Marc Van Amsterdam, Managing Director Sunair, Blue Islands’ Dutch tour operator partner, said,

Key to the success of this operation is a locally based operator that is able to efficiently facilitate direct services to Guernsey, reliably, without the added costs of positioning flights.

Mike Hopkins, Director of Marketing & Tourism, VisitGuernsey said,

We are extremely pleased with the success of the first Groningen charter. My trade team have been working with Sunair, our Dutch tour operator partner, for the last 12 months looking at the opportunity to increase the number of charter operations from Holland.

We are really pleased that Blue Islands was able to provide the charter operation to support Sunair’s new service from Groningen, in addition to the Rotterdam route, and has provided such a fabulous service for our Dutch visitors during the season.

Niek Van Zutphen, owner of Le Chene Hotel where many of the Dutch tourists stayed agreed that it was an excellent service. He said:

The Groningen people, like our Rotterdam visitors, absolutely love this destination and flying direct from Groningen is very convenient. Some of our visitors even cycled to Groningen Airport; to be in Guernsey just 1.5 hours later is brilliant.

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