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Safer travel to Jersey

 

Safer travel to Jersey

We are delighted to confirm that Jersey’s borders are open to holidaymakers and we are delighted to welcome you on your island break.

The safety and wellbeing of visitors and islanders remains the top priority of the Government of Jersey and they have put in place a Visit Safe charter to provide assurance that tourism and hospitality businesses are working hard to keep you safe during your trip.

You can also Book with Confidence with JerseyTravel.com knowing that your holiday is protected and your wellbeing remains our primary concern.


Staying safe on holiday in Jersey

In Jersey, you can enjoy your island break with peace of mind that you are following government guidelines to keep you safe.

You must observe physical distancing of 1m between yourself and those from outside your household and avoid close contact like hugging or shaking hands.

Cloth masks are required on public transport and are requested in some shops. They are also mandatory in the Airport and Harbour.

When visiting bars and restaurants and with certain excursion and activity providers, you will be asked to provide your contact details for contract tracing.


So what’s new on arrival into Jersey?

Although Jersey may be familiar to many of you, you will see some changes when arriving into our beautiful island.

Government of Jersey has introduced regional variances to the Green/Amber/Red status throughout the UK. These classifications are different to those given by the UK Government and you should check which restrictions apply to you using the Government of Jersey list of all regional areas that can be found here.


Before leaving for Jersey

All travellers must complete an online preregistration form, giving your personal details, plus a declaration of health, countries visited before departing, whether you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who is infected. We will send this to you in your pre-departure information.


Upon arrival in Jersey, you must either:

Be swab-tested at the airport or harbour and follow government guidelines based on the categorisation of the region from which you are arriving, see further details below. There is no charge to you for this test.

Or:

Provide documentary evidence of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of arriving in Jersey

Or:

Self-isolate for 14 days.


Country and region risk assessment

The Government of Jersey has introduced regional variances to the Green/Amber/Red status throughout the UK.

These classifications are different to those given by the UK Government and you should check which restrictions apply to you using the Government of Jersey list of all regional areas that can be found here.

As of 17th October, many regions in the UK are classified as Amber or Red status, this means that you will need to isolate on arrival to the Island for a minimum of 5 days. We will be in touch with all clients residing in Amber or Red regions to discuss your options with you before travel. However, we strongly recommend that you identify every region in which you have stayed overnight in the 14 days prior to arrival in Jersey and the respective assigned statuses to understand how this may impact your holiday. Country and regional categorisations are reviewed and updated regularly. As such, testing and isolation requirements may be different on arrival in Jersey than at point of booking.

  • If the region or regions that you’ve been staying in for the 14 days prior to arrival have Green status you are now required to self-isolate whilst waiting for your results. You will also be required to take a PCR test on arrival AND on day 5 (should you be staying 5 days or longer), you do not need to self-isolate for the entire 5 days, if the results of your first test come back negative
  • If the region or regions that you’ve been staying in for the 14 days prior to arrival have Amber status you are required to take a PCR test on arrival and on day 5, self-isolating whilst waiting for your results from both tests
  • If the region or regions that you’ve been staying in for the 14 days prior to arrival have Red status you are required to self-isolate for 14 days

Please note, there is no charge to you for the PCR test in Jersey.

Call the helpline on +44 (0) 1534 445566 if you're not sure which region applies to you.

For further details on the Government of Jersey’s travel advice for coronavirus visit their website.


What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 on arrival?

Should you test positive for coronavirus, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days in Jersey and will not be able to travel during this period. In this instance, you will be contacted by the Jersey COVID Contact Team who will discuss your accommodation options with you.

If you are able to stay in your current accommodation you would remain in residence there, if not, the Contact Team would help you with new arrangements and the costs related to this. The Contact Team will also help you arrange return travel and any costs involved will be assessed on a case by case basis.


Your new journey

In both the Airport and Harbour you are required to wear a mask and respect physical distancing. There will also be a few changes at Jersey Airport. This video outlines the safety measures that are now in place at the airport.

We hope this Safer Travel flowchart will help you understand the new procedures so you are ready for a simple and comfortable arrival in to our island. And of course, should you have any further questions, our Customer Services team is on hand to help.

The Government of Jersey’s full advice for safer travel can be found here.


Little Island. Big Welcome.

We’re ready to welcome you back to our little island and to share our big spirit with you once again. You’ll find things are a little different here now, quieter and safer. New measures are in place ensuring the health and well-being of you, your loved ones, and our community. So come to Jersey, refresh, revitalise and reconnect with nature. We’re waiting for you.