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  • 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 for more information.


  • 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 for more information

For passengers flying from Manchester Airport


Check-in opens 1 hour 30 minutes before departure and closes 30 minutes before departure. All Blue Islands services use Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport.

Nearest Train

Trains from the Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly in the city centre take around 20mins. They run every 10mins, 7 days a week.


Manchester Airport has short and long stay parking available ranging from 1min walk to 10min bus ride from the terminal. Pre-book online for the best prices.


Manchester Airport is linked to the city centre by a 24-hour Stagecoach bus service and is well-served by a network of local and regional buses, running daily from early morning to late night.

Contact Airport

+44 808 169 7030
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For passengers flying to Manchester Airport

Car Hire

Book online or by phone, collect your hire car from the Car Rental Village via a free bus transfer that departs from each terminal of Manchester Airport every 10 minutes.


Black Cab Taxis and StreetCars private hire cars are available 24/7 from Manchester Airport. There are three taxi ranks, one located outside each terminal building. No booking required for Black Cab Taxis.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average flight time from Manchester to Exeter is 1 hour 20 minutes.

The average flight time from Manchester to Southampton is 1 hour 10 minutes.

Fly from Manchester to Exeter and Southampton on a Blue Islands ATR turboprop aircraft.

✓  ATRs are rear boarding, so choose a seat at the rear if you want to be one of the first to disembark
✓  The toilet is also located at the rear of the aircraft
✓  There is 2+2 cabin configuration on Blue Islands ATR aircraft, seats are A&C + D&F

Blue Islands operate flights from Manchester to Exeter up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week.

Blue Islands operate flights from Manchester to Southampton up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week.

Good to Know

With Home Bag Check-In, have your bags collected from your doorstep and put on the plane for you. All you have to do is turn up and fly.


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