On Thursday 25 June, the Governments of Guernsey and the Isle of Man announced the launch of an ‘Air Bridge’ allowing travel between the jurisdictions without the need for self-isolating on arrival.
The decision to form an air bridge follows talks between the Chief Ministers of Guernsey and the Isle of Man, as well as both governments’ Public Health teams. Both jurisdictions have very similar measures in place for border controls from other locations, and robust testing and contact tracing capabilities, and neither have seen a new case of COVID-19 for several weeks. Aurigny and the airports in Guernsey and the Isle of Man have also worked together to ensure the air bridge can be opened quickly.
The commercial flights run by Guernsey’s airline Aurigny commence during week commencing 20 July - running for an initial six-week period.