Common Travel Area: Guernsey & Jersey are within the Common Travel Area and outside of any UK Government ban on international 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.
From 26 April
Regions are categorised into Green, Amber and Red bands which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Jersey:
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.
Before 26 April
Anyone arriving in Jersey prior to 26 April will require Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests and will be required to isolate until in receipt of a negative Day 10 test.
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.
General advice for travelling to Jersey can be found here.
From 1 July
Guernsey's borders will re-open without regional classification.
From 30 April
Regions will be classified as Categories 1, 2, 3 or 4 which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Guernsey:
Before 30 April
Anyone arriving in Guernsey prior to 30 April will be required to take Day 0, Day 13 PCR tests and self-isolate for 14 Days.
Everyone travelling to Guernsey is required to complete a travel tracker prior to arrival in Guernsey:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our great value flights are now available to book until March 2022.
For added peace of mind, our free changes offer has been extended for travel until 5 March 2022 when you book by 8 April 2021 (terms apply).
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.
Customer survey shows requirement for better baggage policies
BAG ‘THE WELCOME DIFFERENCE’
In preparation for its recent relaunch, Blue Islands, the Channel Islands airline, asked its passengers what product features they would like to change when the airline re-started. With over 2,000 responses the results were overwhelming.
80% of respondents want to take a standard sized cabin bag (55 x 35 x 20cm) on to the aircraft and nearly 70% said they would like a 23kg hold luggage allowance without paying an additional charge. Given the clarity of the response Blue Islands has acted on both requests and all fares include a standard sized cabin bag (plus handbag/laptop bag) and 23kg hold luggage allowance as standard.
Commenting on the airline’s new product offerings, Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said,
“When we relaunched the Blue Islands brand, we wanted our product offering to be led by passengers and to reignite some of our core Blue Islands values. Our surveys during lockdown provided invaluable feedback, confirming the strength of feeling on baggage being so clear that we wanted to introduce our new baggage policies immediately. This means that Blue Islands now has industry leading baggage allowances as standard. We really do mean to create The Welcome Difference.”
In addition, passengers booking the new Blue Plus fare will get Missed Flight Protection, Advanced Seat Allocation and Get Home Early flexibility, all included as part of the fare. Mr Veron concluded,
“Passengers also told us that the next big issues after baggage were seat allocation and flexibility, which scored around 60% on our survey. We are very happy to build these items into our new Blue Plus fare; which also includes a double hold luggage allowance (2 x 23kg) and double Blue Skies points; our new Frequent Flyer programme. These passenger driven features mean that we are now a very different airline as we re-emerge from both the Covid-19 stoppage and the Flybe franchise.”
Blue Islands has now recommenced daily services between Jersey and Southampton with fares starting from £39.99. Jersey to Bristol services restart from 03 August, with the rest of the network following from 31 August. The additional services from Jersey include Exeter, Birmingham, East Midlands and Guernsey (01 September). The airline is also starting flights from Southampton to Guernsey, Manchester and Dublin; and from Exeter to Manchester. All are bookable now when you click here.
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