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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.

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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

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Bringing waves of colour and pulsing excitement to the city, Edinburgh is host to a multitude of magnificent year round festivals. Whether you love the arts, are science mad, or want to experience world-famous New Year’s Eve celebrations, get ready to be served an amazing smorgasbord of culture…

 

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Learn about spaceships, weather, dinosaurs, the human body and much more at one of Europe's largest science festivals this Spring. Jam-packed with interactive exhibitions, events, workshops, performances, screenings and debates, the annual programme delivers a range of amazing experiences for all ages.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Enter the fringe and you’ll be captivated by an immense cornucopia of delights, elegance and total fantasticality! During the month of August, The Edinburgh Fringe explodes across the city with theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, musicals, opera, children’s shows and more. Prepare to be delighted, shocked and spellbound by the largest arts festival in the world.

Edinburgh International Festival

Experience first-class examples of artistic expression from around the world at the festival that started them all! With performances of opera, theatre, dance and classical music in some of Edinburgh’s grandest venues over August, you’ll be spoilt for cultural choice. And don’t miss the grand finale - live classical music accompanied by a phenomenal firework display from the castle ramparts above.

Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is truly dazzling during the Christmas season. From late November until early January, the city centre comes alive with bustling festive markets, thrilling rides and unforgettable shows and street performances. Make your Christmas a real cracker this year in the winter wonderland of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

There's nothing quite like belting out Auld Lang Sang amongst a street full of joyous people. Edinburgh celebrates the New Year better than most with their Hogmanay Festival lasting three days! Start the festivities with a spectacular torchlight procession on the 30th December and prepare to be blown away with dazzling nightly firework displays at this internationally known event.

Edinburgh Mela

For two days in September, Leith Links transforms into a hive of colour, music and dance as Edinburgh Mela comes to town. This dynamic festival delivers a colourful range of music, art and dance from around the world, making it one of the most impressive and exiting events on Edinburgh's annual calendar.

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

For ten groovy days in July, venues across Edinburgh play host to the best jazz and blues talent from all over the world. From samba to swing, from soul to boogie-woogie and blues, there’s something to suit every mood and musical taste!

Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle

Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle

Military Bagpipe Band Edinburgh

Military Bagpipe Band

Festive Market Edinburgh

Festive Market

Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle photo ©VisitBritain/Andrew Pickett, Military Bagpipe Band photo ©VisitBritain/Andrew Pickett, Festive Market photo ©VisitBritain/Scott Salt

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