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GUERNSEY & JERSEY LATEST BORDER UPDATES

Common Travel Area: Guernsey & Jersey are within the Common Travel. You do not need to complete the UK Government Travel Declaration Form for travel to the islands.

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:

From 28 May 2021
England, Scotland and Wales are classified as Green and Northern Ireland as Amber.

Fully vaccinated passengers arriving from a Green or Amber country do not need to isolate, however will be required to take a Day 0 PCR test.

For passengers who have not been fully vaccinated, the following requirements apply when arriving in Jersey:

  • Green* - Day 0 + Day 8 PCR test (if still in Jersey): Self-isolation until Day 0 negative test result - expected within an average of 12 hours
  • Amber - Day 0, Day 5 + Day 10 PCR test (if still in Jersey): Self-isolation until Day 5 negative test result
  • Red - Day 0, Day 5 & Day 10 PCR test: Self-isolation until Day 10 negative test result

Red, Amber and Green will restart for the rest of the world and will follow UK classifications.

Before 28 May 2021
Regions within the UK and Crown Dependencies are currently categorised into Green, Amber and Red bands with different testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Jersey.

  • Green* - Day 0 + Day 5 & Day 10 PCR test (if still in Jersey): Self-isolation until Day 0 negative test result - expected within an average of 12 hours
  • Amber - Day 0, Day 5 + Day 10 PCR test (if still in Jersey): Self-isolation until Day 5 negative test result
  • Red - Day 0, Day 5 & Day 10 PCR test: Self-isolation until Day 10 negative test result

Click here for the latest regional classifications

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.

All arrivals
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.

JERSEY PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

General advice for travelling to Jersey can be found here.


Guernsey:

  • Category 1: Air bridge only, no isolation or testing requirements
  • Category 2: Day 1 + Day 7 PCR test, (if still in Guernsey) Self-isolation until Day 1 negative test result
  • Category 3: Day 1, Day 7 PCR test, Self-isolation until Day 7 negative test result
  • Category 4: Day 1, Day 13 PCR test, Self-isolation until Day 14 

From 1 July
Guernsey's borders are planned to re-open without regional classification.

From 14 May
Regions will be classified as Category 2, 3 or 4 which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Guernsey.

From 23 April
Regions will be classified as Category 3 or 4, or a 'Business Tunnel' which will determine testing and isolation requirements when arriving in Guernsey. 

Click here for the latest regional classifications

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

GUERNSEY TRAVEL TRACKER

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 customercare@blueislands.com 

Border policies subject to change - for the very latest information please follow links to relevant websites for the States of Guernsey and Government of Jersey 

Our great value flights are now available to book until May 2022.

Our flexible promise
For peace of mind, our flexible promise ensures you can change your flight without a change fee or choose a voucher should you be affected by a new change to regional travel classifications.

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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 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:

  • 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

For peace of mind, our flexible promise ensures you can change your flight without a change fee or choose a voucher should you be affected by a new change to travel classifications.  LEARN MORE >>

Inter-island flight Guernsey and Jersey

Day return inter-island flights

BLUE ISLANDS RE-CONNECT CHANNEL ISLANDS

Responding to the recent ‘Business Tunnels’ initiative, Blue Islands has announced the restart of its inter-island services to support businesses needing to travel between the islands. 

Blue Islands will initially operate a day return service on Thursdays from 6 August for day return business travel enabled by the scheme. With additional frequencies being added as demand requires.

There are a number of requirements surrounding the Business Tunnels. Travellers will have to notify the States of Guernsey at least seven days prior to travel using the dedicated Business Tunnels Form. For entry into Jersey, a pre-departure registration form must be completed before your you arrive. Further details can be found below.

Commenting on the limited resumption of inter-island flights, Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands  said, “We are delighted to be back in the skies connecting Jersey and Guernsey. This initial programme is clearly just a small step back to a regular schedule. However, we are very happy to support the Guernsey Business Tunnel initiative and the consequent economic benefits it should bring to both economies. And we stand ready to resume serving our regular inter-island operations from September. We also welcome the new arrival protocols established by the Government of Jersey earlier this month. It is making a big difference in safely reopening the visitor economy.”

The Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport & Culture, Senator Lyndon Farnham, said, “I would like to thank Blue Islands for their proactive approach to restoring this route. The rigorous testing programme at Jersey’s ports has been a key factor in making this possible and I look forward to the resumption of inter-island links.”

Matt Thomas, Group CEO for Ports of Jersey added, “We are very pleased to see the shortest but one of our most travelled routes back in the schedule. Blue Islands will increase the frequencies as soon as conditions allow, but for now it's great to see Guernsey back on our departure boards."

Deputy Charles Parkinson, President of the Committee for Economic Development commented, "The Committee is pleased to see Blue Islands take the opportunity afforded by the States to operate Air Tunnels between the islands, enabling travel subject of course to the appropriate controls being in place. The launch of this new service enables our local businesses to maintain their business relationships in Jersey."

Fares from £60.99 one way, available to book now here. 

Notification of travel

Guernsey:
All Business Travellers must notify the States of Guernsey at least seven days prior to travel.

Notification must be given to the States of Guernsey Population Management Office either by emailing criticaltravel@gov.gg, by completing the designated online form which can be found on the gov.gg website www.gov.gg/covid19businesstunnel, or by telephoning 01481 715790.

For normal travellers the 14-day quarantine for travel to Guernsey remains, until 01 September at the earliest.

Jersey:
For entry into Jersey, a pre-departure registration form must be completed before arrival and you must disclose all countries visited within 14 days of your arrival. Visitors have a choice to either undergo a PCR test upon arrival into Jersey or self-quarantine for 14 days. Further details can be found here: https://www.jersey.com/covid-19-information

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