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Ports gear up for student arrivals

Ports gear up for student arrivals

Wednesday 02 December 2020

Ports gear up for student arrivals

Preparations are well underway at Guernsey Ports as the Bailiwick welcomes back its students from the UK as part of 'Operation Jingle Bells'.

Additional sailings, and flights from a variety of regional airports, have been scheduled throughout December, and are expected to peak this weekend.

"We want the arrivals process to run as smoothly as possible for returning passengers," said Head of Passenger Operations & Aviation Security Steve Langlois.

"A considerable amount of planning and preparation has gone into making the process at the harbour and airport as straightforward as possible.

"However, due to the latest predicted passenger numbers, processing times may be slightly longer, and we would ask arriving passengers for their patience and understanding at this time."

He also reminded travellers that they should register their journey on the States' Travel Tracker website prior to their arrival.

Islanders are being asked not to wait in the terminal buildings of either port, or collect passengers from the airport forecourt area. Instead, they should wait in the car park to collect any passengers. Additionally, on Friday the Airport's main car park will be designated as a collection point for returning students.

Working with Public Health, Ports have issued advise and guidance for those who waiting to collect them, to ensure that the risk of transmitting corona virus is kept to a minimum.

"We will ensure we have additional staff available on our busiest days to help and advise family and friends who are collecting their loved ones," said Mr Langlois.

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