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

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Jersey falls within the UK’s Common Travel Area, along with the rest of the Channel Islands, Ireland and the Isle of Man. 

  • Ensure you have medical travel insurance in place.  
  • All visitors need to complete a pre departure registration form within the 48 hours prior to their arrival in Jersey. 

Testing pre arrival

Visitors to Jersey can opt to provide evidence of a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test conducted by an approved UKAS organisation, replacing the need for a Day 0 test and removing the need for isolation for Green arrivals. Full details of this option can be found here

Testing on and after your arrival

All passengers are offered free PCR testing on arrival into Jersey (and free PCR testing on subsequent days if required - see below for further details.) Day 0 test results are expected on average within 12 hours. 

If you do not want to be tested

Passengers who do not take part in the testing programme must isolate for 14 days.

Arrivals from within the Common Travel Area

Regional Classifications

The UK is split into four regions, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each region will be categorised as either Green or Red with different testing and isolation requirements when arriving into Jersey. International travel classifications for the rest of the world apply. Country & Regional classifications can be found here.

Green arrivals for fully vaccinated* travellers

  • Free PCR test on arrival with no isolation requirement. 
  • You can provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival, which means you won't need to be tested on arrival or isolate. 

*Please click here for details on fully vaccinated travellers.

Green arrivals for non-vaccinated travellers

  • Free PCR test on arrival with isolation until a negative test result is received (on average received within 12 hours) with an additional free PCR test on day 8 (if still in Jersey). 
  • You can provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within the 72 hours prior to your arrival, which means you won't need to be tested on arrival or isolate. 

Red arrivals for fully vaccinated travellers

  • Free PCR test on arrival with isolation until a negative test result is received (on average this is received within 12 hours) with an additional free PCR test on day 8 (if still in Jersey). 
  • You can provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within the 72 hours prior to your arrival, which means you won't need to be tested on arrival or isolate.  

The Red emergency brake data will be run twice a week and aim to give 48 hours’ notice prior to any changes. Any emergency brakes announced on a Thursday will come into effect at 00:01 on the following Sunday. Any emergency brakes announced on a Tuesday will come into effect at 00:01 on the following Friday. The Red emergency brake classifications will apply for a minimum of 14 days. 

Red arrivals for non-vaccinated travellers

  • Free PCR test on arrival, day 5 and day 10 (if still in Jersey).
  • Isolation until day 10 negative test result is received.
  • You can provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, which means you won't need to be tested on arrival but will still need to be tested on day 5 and day 10, and isolate until day 10 negative test result. 
  • Emergency Brake Red classifications may apply to individual regions or countries when there is evidence of very high risk through infection rates or variants of concern or both. 

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The emergency brake data will be run twice a week and aim to give 48 hours’ notice prior to any changes. Any emergency brakes announced on a Thursday will come into effect at 00:01 on the following Sunday. Any emergency brakes announced on a Tuesday will come into effect at 00:01 on the following Friday. The Red emergency brake classifications will apply for a minimum of 14 days. 

Children 

Until 21 June:

All children must follow isolation rules for their relevant travel history. The rules still apply even if they are travelling with fully vaccinated parents or adults. 

  • Under the age of 11 are not required to complete the travel form or have a test, but must follow isolation rules for their travel history. They will be classified Green unless they have a Red travel history. 
  • Between 11 to 18 years old, must complete a travel form and complete the relevant testing and isolation rules for their travel history. They will be classified Green unless they have a Red travel history. 

From 22 June:

  • Children under the age of 18 will be classed as Green arrivals, regardless of their parents’ vaccination status or their 14 day travel history.  
  • Children aged 11 and older will be required to complete a pre-departure travel form and undertake a PCR test upon arrival (day 0) and on day 8, and must isolate until they receive a first negative test result. Children under the age of 11 will not be required to complete a pre-departure travel form or undergo a PCR test.  
 

2. Prior to departures - procedure

Everyone planning to travel to Jersey is required to complete an online registration form before departure within the 48 hours prior to their arrival in Jersey which will include a 14 day travel history. Please click here 

  • Your 14 day travel declaration will show if you have slept in a Green, Amber or Red region and this will apply on your arrival to Jersey.  Disclose all countries and regions in which you have stayed overnight within 14 days prior to your arrival into Jersey. For more information on declaring travel history, please click here
  • Agree to be contacted by our contact tracing team for the duration of your stay.  
  • Adhere to all public health guidance
  • 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). 

 

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. 

 

5. Returning to the UK

There are no restrictions upon returning to the UK or other parts of the CTA from Jersey, unless visitors have travelled to (or through) a non-CTA destination within the past 10 days. In this case, you will be required to complete the UK Government passenger locator form online before you travel back to the UK. You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive back into the UK from Jersey. More information here

 

More information

What is Jersey doing to keep you safe?

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. 

 

 

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.

 

Flexible breaks to Jersey

Discover how you can experience the island break with more confidence here.