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Guernsey And Isle Of Man Agree 'Air Bridge'

Guernsey and the Isle of Man have agreed to form an 'air bridge', meaning that travel can take place between both islands without having to self-isolate on arrival.

Commercial flights are due to start next month and run for six weeks initially. Aurigny are due to announce flight details next week.

Neither island has had any new cases for several weeks.

The agreement was reached following talks between both islands Chief Ministers and both government's public health teams.

"I’m delighted we’re able to confirm that an air bridge with the Isle of Man will go ahead and I’m certain our community will welcome it enormously. As we continue to maintain controls for arrivals from other destinations where community seeding of the virus which causes COVID-19 raises concerns, this offers a chance to get away this summer without the need to self-isolate. Having been many times over the years, I know that the Isle of Man is a great destination, with beautiful scenery, welcoming people and much like our Bailiwick, a proud and distinct cultural identity. I hope to be able to make the most of the air bridge and pay a visit to the Isle of Man myself this summer. And I know our community will be ready to give Manx visitors a very warm welcome to our islands."

Aurigny have played an absolutely vital part in making this possible. Being able to count on our national airline who play such an important role for our community means we’ve been able move fast. But even more than that, the airline’s staff have really shown the Guernsey Together spirit that has been instrumental in the Bailiwick’s success in the face of the pandemic and will continue to be as we begin our recovery." - Gavin St Pier, Chief Minister of Guernsey.

News is due to be revealed tomorrow morning (Friday 26 June) on 'proposals for future border management' in Jersey.

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