Guernsey could create 'air bridge' with Isle of Man

Guernsey is in discussions with the Isle of Man to create an ‘air bridge’.

An air bridge would allow people from each island to visit the other.

  • What is an air bridge?

Air bridges - also known as "travel corridors" - would involve passengers travelling between Guernsey and specific destinations without the need to self-isolate for 14 days in either place.

Guernsey’s Chief Minister, Gavin St. Pier, says further announcements will be made if the idea is viable.

Like Guernsey, the Isle of Man has no known cases of coronavirus and it became the first place in the British Isles to abolish social distancing this week.

Linking the two countries could mean a boost for both islands' tourism industries.

At present Guernsey’s tourism bosses are hoping to encourage staycations within the Bailiwick.

The Staycation Club hopes people holidaying in the islands is one way to restart the tourist economy.