Staying safe on your island break

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Travel

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PRIOR TO DEPARTURES

Plan ahead to save time upon arrival.

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AIRPORT AND HARBOUR

What to do when you arrive.

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VISITORS - TESTING

World-class testing procedures and safe entry.

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1. Travel - requirements

Jersey falls within the UK’s Common Travel Area, along with the rest of the Channel Islands, Ireland and the Isle of Man. You do not need to complete the UK Government Travel Declaration Form for travel to the island. More information here.

Regions within the UK are now categorised into three bands (Green, Amber and Red) with different testing and isolation requirements when arriving into Jersey.

  • Green -  Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests (if still in Jersey): all passengers have to self-isolate on arrival while waiting the first negative test result. Results are currently expected to be returned within an average of 12 hours.
  • Amber - Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests: Self-isolation until negative test result from your day 5 test.
  • Red - Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests: Self isolation until negative test result from your day 10 test.

Visitors to Jersey can opt to provide evidence of a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test conducted in their country of departure, replacing the need for a Day 0 test. Full details  of this option can be found here.

From 26 April, anyone arriving in Jersey from the UK or the other Crown Dependencies, will have to provide their travel history in advance, through the online portal, and undertake PCR tests on arrival and on days 5 and 10 after arriving. All other countries, including Ireland and mainland Europe, will remain under the red 10-day isolation regime.

The red, amber and green classifications will be reintroduced for travel to Jersey from all other destinations no earlier than Monday 17 May, when the United Kingdom reintroduces international travel.

Anyone arriving in Jersey before 26 April will be classified as Red and will have to isolate until they receive a negative PCR test on Day 10.

Anyone whose test result is positive will have to isolate for 14 days, in line with Public Health guidance.

  • Day 0 test results are expected within 12 hours.
  • To view the most-up-to date list of countries and regions, and their statuses, click here.
  • Agree to a PCR test upon arrival or self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Agree to be contacted by our contact tracing team for the duration of your stay.
  • Adhere to all public health guidance.

2. Prior to departures - procedure

  • Everyone planning to travel to Jersey is required to complete an online registration form before departure. Please click here.
  • Disclose all countries and regions visited, other than country of departure, within 14 days of your arrival into Jersey. For more information on declaring travel history, please click here
  • Ensure you have medical travel insurance.
  • Check with your transport provider to understand if they have any additional pre-departure requirements. Some carriers may require a negative test result prior to departure.

3. Airport and harbour - upon arrival

  • All arrivals must comply with the precautionary measures applied in Jersey airport (wearing masks, maintaining 1m social distance and washing hands regularly).
  • Visitors will undergo PCR testing on arrival in Jersey; visitors must self-isolate while waiting the first negative test result. From this date, results are expected to be returned within 12 hours.
  • Visitors must also be available to the Contact Tracing Team and follow Public Health guidance for the duration of their stay in Jersey. 

4. Visitors - testing

  • Anyone testing positive must self-isolate for 14 days. Our Contact Tracing Team will support you and talk you through the self-isolation process.
  • If help is needed, the Government of Jersey will ensure that adequate accommodation will be provided.
  • With travel resuming our tourism industry including hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, bars and visitor attractions are committed to ensuring you have the safest break possible. From the moment you arrive at the airport to when you check into your hotel, whether you take an exhilarating RIB trip, explore our many heritage experiences or have a relaxing day at the beach, we've ensured your wellbeing is safeguarded every step of the way.
More information

Please check the following sources prior to traveling :

What is Jersey doing to keep you safe?

 

 

In Jersey, we understand that you might need a little reassurance when it comes to travel. That's why our tourism industry including hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, bars and visitor attractions are committed to ensuring you have the safest break possible. From the moment you arrive at the airport to when you check into your hotel, whether you take a relaxing boat trip, explore our many heritage experiences or have a relaxing day at the beach, Jersey tourism businesses will ensure your wellbeing is safeguarded every step of the way.

Staying safe on your island break

Whilst visiting the island, it is important that you take the recommended government measures to keep safe.
Physical distancing is important, keep a space of one metre between yourself and others where possible and avoid close contact including shaking hands and hugs. 
 
If you sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve. More about how to protect yourself and others here.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Jersey open to visitors?  

Travel is subject to airlines flight schedules. From 26 April, anyone arriving in Jersey from the UK or the other Crown Dependencies, will have to provide their travel history in advance, through the online portal, and undertake PCR tests on arrival and on days 5 and 10 after arriving. All other countries, including Ireland and mainland Europe, will remain under the red 10-day isolation regime. 

The red, amber, green classifications will be reintroduced for travel to Jersey from all other destinations no earlier than Monday 17 May, when the United Kingdom reintroduces international travel. 

It is recommended that you check Jersey’s safer travel guidelines as well as latest travel advisory guidelines of your departure destination prior to travel. 

What are the procedures for tourists arriving into Jersey? 

An online registration form must be completed before you travel to Jersey and you must disclose all countries visited within 14 days of your arrival. Visitors have a choice to either undergo a PCR test upon arrival into Jersey or self-quarantine for 14 days. Regions within the UK are categorised into three bands (Green, Amber and Red) with different testing and isolation requirements when arriving into Jersey.

  • Green -  Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests (if still in Jersey): all passengers have to self-isolate on arrival while waiting the first negative test result. Results are currently expected to be returned within an average of 12 hours.
  • Amber - Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests: Self-isolation until negative test result from your day 5 test.
  • Red - Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 PCR tests: Self isolation until negative test result from your day 10 test.

From 26 April, anyone arriving in Jersey from the UK or the other Crown Dependencies, will have to provide their travel history in advance, through the online portal, and undertake PCR tests on arrival and on days 5 and 10 after arriving. All other countries, including Ireland and mainland Europe, will remain under the red 10-day isolation regime.

What are the travel requirements? 

  • Ensure you have completed a pre-departure registration form
  • Ensure you declare any countries and regions you have visited within 14 days prior to arriving in Jersey. 
  • Check with your transport provider to understand if they have any additional pre-departure requirements. Some carriers may require a negative test result prior to embarkation.
  • Be available to the Contact Tracing Team and follow Public Health guidance for the duration of their stay in Jersey. 

What are the procedures upon arrival at Jersey airport and harbour? 

  • From 26 April, anyone arriving in Jersey from the UK or the other Crown Dependencies, will undertake PCR tests on arrival and on days 5 and 10 after arriving.
  • All arrivals must comply with the precautionary measures applied in Jersey airport and harbours (wearing masks, maintaining 1m social distance and washing hands regularly). 

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19? 

  • If tested positive, the contact tracing team will be in touch to advise and visitors must provide information on whom they have had close contact with, in the days prior to receiving the test result. Our Contact Tracing Team will support you and talk you through the self-isolation process. 
  • If help is needed, the Government of Jersey will ensure that adequate accommodation will be provided at no additional cost to the traveller.
  • If you are required to self-isolate and do not have access to a suitable location, you should raise this when you receive your positive result or should contact the helpline at the earliest opportunity on +44(0) 1534 445566.