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Guernsey

  • Arrivals from the Common Travel Area (CTA) aged 12 and over will need to purchase a pack of Lateral Flow Tests (£25) on arrival and complete the course of tests over 10 days
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals from outside of the CTA (including transits through the UK) will be required to complete a PCR test on arrival and isolate until you received a negative result 
  • Arrivals from outside of the CTA aged 12 or over (including transits through the UK) who are not fully vaccinated will need to complete a PCR test on arrival and on Day 8, and isolate until you receive a negative result from the Day 8 test
  • Guernsey will mirror countries on the UK's red list

Everyone travelling to Guernsey is required to complete a travel tracker prior to arrival in Guernsey

See gov.gg for more information.


JERSEY 

  • No testing or self-isolation requirements for fully vaccinated arrivals with a 10-day travel history which is within the Common Travel Area (CTA)
  • Arrivals, regardless of vaccination status, with a travel history that includes countries outside of the CTA within the last 10 days will require a PCR test and will need to isolate until negative test result
  • Arriving passengers that are not fully vaccinated* regardless of travel history will require a free PCR test on arrival - and isolate until negative test result
  • Children aged 10 or under do not need to complete a travel form, undergo testing or isolation
  • Children aged 11 or over need to complete a travel form

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

*Temporary measures from 4 January 2022
  • To be considered 'fully vaccinated' arriving adults will need to have had 3 vaccine doses (two initial doses + booster) at least two weeks prior to arrival
  • Children aged 11 or over are ‘fully vaccinated’ with two initial vaccine doses at least two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Evidence of previous Covid infection no longer accepted to avoid PCR test on arrival if required 
  • Masks will become mandatory in indoor public places

See gov.je for more information

Students get multiple bags free

Multiple Bags for Free

blue islands offers additional luggage allowances to students

At Blue Islands we understand travelling to and from university or college can be stressful, especially for new students. That’s why we’re taking that worry away; adding an additional 23kg hold luggage allowance to every trip to and from university.

Students travelling on our Blue Fly fare now receive a 2 x 23kg hold luggage allowance, while students travelling on a Blue Plus fare get a 3 x 23kg allowance. The Blue Plus fare also includes complimentary seat allocation and flexibility, in case plans change.

The additional item of hold luggage will be added at check-in when a valid student ID or offer letter from a university or college is provided.

Commenting on the policy Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said, “We know students from our islands have a challenging time taking all that they need when travelling to and from university. We are pleased to offer this additional complimentary allowance; The Welcome Difference. This is the most generous student baggage policy in the Channel Islands.”

From 1 September, Blue Islands will be flying from Jersey to Southampton, Bristol, Exeter and Birmingham. Flights to East Midlands (Nottingham, Leicester & Derby) start on 29 September.

Rob concluded “For our students travelling from Guernsey, we plan to restart inter-island and Southampton services from 21 September, subject to travel restrictions. You can also connect with us to a range of final destinations via Jersey. The additional hold luggage allowance will apply throughout. Should travel restrictions remain, Guernsey students are welcome to use the ongoing Business Tunnel flights which will run twice a day on Thursdays to Jersey, again connecting to a vast range of services until normal high frequency services resume, giving you the choice of end destination in the meantime.”

For more information on our student baggage allowances click here.

Students are also encouraged to join our new frequent flyer programme Blue Skies Club to earn points towards a reward flight.

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