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Guernsey

  • There are no testing or isolation requirements for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated arrivals from the Common Travel Area (CTA)
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals from outside of the CTA aged 12 or over (including transits through the UK) will need to purchase a pack of Lateral Flow Tests (£25) on arrival and complete the course of tests over 10 days
  • 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 

  • There are no testing or self-isolation requirements if you meet any of the following criteria:
    • Fully vaccinated arrivals*
    • Evidence of approved pre-departure negative test
    • Recently recovered previous positive (RP)
       
  • Non-vaccinated arrivals will require a free PCR test and will need to isolate until negative test result
  • Children aged 10 or under do not need to complete a travel form, undergo testing or isolation

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

*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.

See gov.je for more information

Hold luggage included as standard

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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