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Travelling to Jersey before 2 November

​Date of update
​Update details
​Tuesday 14 July
​Guidance updated for previously positive passengers. Passengers who test positive on arrival and can evidence that they have previously received a positive PCR result in the preceding 90 days will have their positive arrival test result discounted.
​Friday 30 July
​Isolation period changed from 14 to 10 days, so long as you're 48 hours symptom free.
​Thursday 15 July
​Testing requirement for Day 8 removed for people who are not vaccinated.

​Tuesday 13 July

From Tuesday 13 July 2021, the following changes to our travel policy will come into effect: 

  • countries and regions will no longer be assessed based on a Green, Amber, Red classification
  • testing and isolation requirements will be based on vaccination status
  • if you're fully vaccinated you will need a test on arrival and don't need to isolate
  • if you're not fully vaccinated you will need a test on arrival and Day 8, and isolate until your first negative test result
  • if you've visited a country on England's International restricted list, you will need a test on arrival, Day 5 and Day 10, and isolate until Day 10 negative test result
  • if you arrive before Tuesday 13 July and are subject to travel isolation you may leave isolation on Tuesday 13 July if you have received a negative test result. You must also attend any planned Day 5, Day 8 or Day 10 tests. This does not apply if you have visited a country on England's restricted list. You will need to complete the full testing and isolation requirements.
​Wednesday 7 July
  • ​Pre-departure testing and isolation requirements, and eligibility criteria updated
​Thursday 1 July
  • England's International Red list travel classification will apply from Tuesday 6 July.​ Passengers who have visited these countries in the 10 days prior to arrival in Jersey must complete the red testing and isolation requirements (3 tests on Days 0, 5 and 10 and isolate until a negative Day 10 result) regardless of vaccination status or age

  • From Tuesday 6 July, passengers will need to declare 10 day travel history

​Thursday 17 June
  • ​From Tuesday 29 June at 00:01, England as a nation will be reclassified as Red due to rising COVID-19 case rates. Until this time, England remains Green with emergency brakes in place.
  • Additional emergency brakes will be issued for UK nations today to come into effect on Tuesday 22 June at 00:01. No further updates will be made before Tuesday 29 June. All existing emergency brake areas will remain in place until Tuesday 29 June at 00:01 when the emergency brake system will not currently be required with England being Red.
  • From Tuesday 22 June at 00:01, 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 to 17 years old 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 aged 10 or under will not be required to complete a pre-departure travel form or undergo testing.

​Thursday 10 June

​From Tuesday 15 June, passengers with a red travel history, who have been fully vaccinated within the UK, Republic of Ireland, Guernsey or Isle of Man, will need a test on arrival and only need to isolate until their first negative test result. They'll also be tested on day 8.

The UK will move to a Green and Red classification only, with the removal of Amber from the traffic light system. The new Green classification will cover the previous Green and Amber classifications.  

​Monday 7 June
​Children under the age of 18 will be classified Green unless they have a Red travel history.
​Friday 28 May
​Safer Travel policy updated:

  • England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Crown Dependencies will be classified as single regions, with the exception of Emergency Brake Red regions
  • Green arrivals will be tested on Day 0 and Day 8
  • traffic light system for international travel will resume
  • passengers with a green or amber travel history, who have been fully vaccinated within the UK, Republic of Ireland, Guernsey or Isle of Man will have an arrival test only and do not need to isolate

​Date of update
​Update details
​Tuesday 14 July
​Guidance updated for previously positive passengers. Passengers who test positive on arrival and can evidence that they have previously received a positive PCR result in the preceding 90 days will have their positive arrival test result discounted.
​Friday 30 July
​Isolation period changed from 14 to 10 days, so long as you're 48 hours symptom free.
​Thursday 15 July
​Testing requirement for Day 8 removed for people who are not vaccinated.

​Tuesday 13 July

From Tuesday 13 July 2021, the following changes to our travel policy will come into effect: 

  • countries and regions will no longer be assessed based on a Green, Amber, Red classification
  • testing and isolation requirements will be based on vaccination status
  • if you're fully vaccinated you will need a test on arrival and don't need to isolate
  • if you're not fully vaccinated you will need a test on arrival and Day 8, and isolate until your first negative test result
  • if you've visited a country on England's International restricted list, you will need a test on arrival, Day 5 and Day 10, and isolate until Day 10 negative test result
  • if you arrive before Tuesday 13 July and are subject to travel isolation you may leave isolation on Tuesday 13 July if you have received a negative test result. You must also attend any planned Day 5, Day 8 or Day 10 tests. This does not apply if you have visited a country on England's restricted list. You will need to complete the full testing and isolation requirements.
​Wednesday 7 July
  • ​Pre-departure testing and isolation requirements, and eligibility criteria updated
​Thursday 1 July
  • England's International Red list travel classification will apply from Tuesday 6 July.​ Passengers who have visited these countries in the 10 days prior to arrival in Jersey must complete the red testing and isolation requirements (3 tests on Days 0, 5 and 10 and isolate until a negative Day 10 result) regardless of vaccination status or age

  • From Tuesday 6 July, passengers will need to declare 10 day travel history

​Thursday 17 June
  • ​From Tuesday 29 June at 00:01, England as a nation will be reclassified as Red due to rising COVID-19 case rates. Until this time, England remains Green with emergency brakes in place.
  • Additional emergency brakes will be issued for UK nations today to come into effect on Tuesday 22 June at 00:01. No further updates will be made before Tuesday 29 June. All existing emergency brake areas will remain in place until Tuesday 29 June at 00:01 when the emergency brake system will not currently be required with England being Red.
  • From Tuesday 22 June at 00:01, 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 to 17 years old 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 aged 10 or under will not be required to complete a pre-departure travel form or undergo testing.

​Thursday 10 June

​From Tuesday 15 June, passengers with a red travel history, who have been fully vaccinated within the UK, Republic of Ireland, Guernsey or Isle of Man, will need a test on arrival and only need to isolate until their first negative test result. They'll also be tested on day 8.

The UK will move to a Green and Red classification only, with the removal of Amber from the traffic light system. The new Green classification will cover the previous Green and Amber classifications.  

​Monday 7 June
​Children under the age of 18 will be classified Green unless they have a Red travel history.
​Friday 28 May
​Safer Travel policy updated:

  • England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Crown Dependencies will be classified as single regions, with the exception of Emergency Brake Red regions
  • Green arrivals will be tested on Day 0 and Day 8
  • traffic light system for international travel will resume
  • passengers with a green or amber travel history, who have been fully vaccinated within the UK, Republic of Ireland, Guernsey or Isle of Man will have an arrival test only and do not need to isolate

Travelling after 2 November

Rules for all travellers and planning your journey

All passengers aged 11 and over arriving in Jersey should:

  • complete a travel form 48 hours before arriving in Jersey
  • follow testing and isolation rules (Safer Travel programme) or isolate for 10 days

Before you travel

Before you travel to Jersey, you need to consider:

  • if you test positive when you are in Jersey, you will have to isolate for 10 days and will not be able to travel during this time
  • if you are identified as a direct contact while you are in Jersey, you may be required to undergo additional testing

Travel form

All passengers aged 11 and over should complete travel form in the 48 hours before arriving in Jersey. Passengers who do not complete the form before departure can expect to be delayed on arrival in Jersey. 

Registration information includes:

  • contact information
  • travel details and dates
  • address(es) you will be staying at throughout your stay in Jersey
  • details of travel within the 10 nights before arrival in Jersey

Complete a travel form

Travel history

All passengers aged 11 and over should input the places they have stayed overnight in their travel form in the 10 days prior to arrival in Jersey.

Children

The following applies to children travelling to Jersey:

  • children aged 11 to 17 will be required to be tested upon arrival (day 0) and will need to isolate until their negative test result
  • children aged 10 and under will not be required to complete a travel form, undergo testing on arrival or be required to isolate

Returning to school after travelling

Jersey resident children who are returning to Jersey must not return to school or another education setting if any of the following apply:

  • the child is subject to a period of isolation
  • any member of the child’s household is isolating for any reason - unless the isolating person can isolate completely separately from all other household members
  • anyone in their household, or anyone they have travelled with, is awaiting the result of an arrival travel test 

Testing and isolation requirements

All passengers aged 11 and over can choose to take part in the testing programme. Testing is free of charge.

If you do not take part in the testing programme, you must isolate for 10 days.

The period of isolation required depends on your vaccination status.

​Vaccination status
​Testing and isolation
​Fully vaccinated (completed full course of vaccination plus 2 weeks)
​Test on arrival (Day 0) and no isolation
​Not fully vaccinated

​Test on arrival (Day 0) and isolate until negative test result

England's International Restricted List of banned countries

Passengers aged 11 and over, who have visited any country listed on England's international banned List must:

  • have a test on arrival (Day 0), Day 5 and Day 10
  • isolate until Day 10 result

These rules apply regardless of vaccination status.

Vaccination Status (COVID Status Certification)

Passengers can choose to input their vaccination status on their travel form.

To be eligible for fully vaccinated status, the following criteria must be met:

  • you must have received a complete course of an MHRA approved vaccine from anywhere in the world (2 doses required for Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna, 1 dose required for Janssen) or 2 doses of trial vaccine through an approved UK trial
  • the final dose must have been administered at least 2 weeks prior to arrival in Jersey
  • you must make a legal declaration of your fully vaccinated status on the travel form
  • you must provide evidence of vaccination status on request on arrival in Jersey, unless you have been vaccinated under the Government of Jersey Vaccination Programme

More information about COVID Status Certification

Passengers who knowingly provide false information in relation to their vaccination status are liable to a fine of up to £10,000 and 6 months imprisonment.

Testing

The test when you arrive is a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) swab.

A PCR test involves a swab being taken from the back of the throat and nose. The test takes less than a minute to complete.

Tests on day of arrival are offered at Jersey Airport and Elizabeth Terminal (the Harbour). 

Negative test results

You can expect to receive your test result within an average of 12 hours, but results could take up to 24 hours, for example if the test needs to be processed more than once. Passengers will receive a negative result by email or text message provided on their travel form.

Positive test results

If you test positive, you'll receive a text message with your result and be given guidance from the Covid Safe Team. You must immediately isolate.

Information on what to do, advice and support during isolation

Previously positive passengers

Passengers who test positive for COVID-19 before departure to Jersey must not travel until they have completed the required isolation period in the jurisdiction where the test was conducted.

Passengers who test positive on arrival and can evidence that they have previously received a positive PCR result in the 90 days before arriving in Jersey will have their positive arrival test result discounted.

Identified as a direct contact

If you are identified as a direct contact of a positive case during your stay, our Covid Safe Team will contact you. If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, you do not have to isolate but will need to be tested.

Information for direct contacts

Pre-departure negative test

If you provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival in Jersey, and have not been in a country on England's International Restricted List of banned countries:

  • you won't need to be tested on the day you arrive (Day 0)
  • you won't need to isolate

The PCR test must be nose and throat, and the certificate must specify the date and time that the test was taken.

If you have been in a country on England's International Restricted List of banned countries, even if you provide evidence of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of your arrival, you'll still need to be tested on Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10 and must isolate until Day 10.

Evidence of a negative pre-departure test 

You must provide a digital or printed PCR certificate in English or have an accompanying translation. You should carry the original test notification with you that shows the test is:

  • conducted within 72 hours of departure on the final leg of the journey to Jersey
  • your name, which should match the name on your travel documents
  • your date of birth or age
  • the result of the test
  • the date the test sample was collected or received by the test provider
  • the name of the test provider and their contact details
  • confirmation that the test is a PCR test

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 you should isolate and follow the requirements for your country and you must not travel to Jersey.

You do not need to send us your pre-departure negative result in advance.

Make sure you have your negative PCR result certificate to hand when you arrive at Jersey Airport or the Harbour, as you will be asked to present it for checking.

By providing information or documents for consideration, you are confirming their authenticity. Under the COVID-19 (Screening, Assessment and Isolation) (Jersey) Regulations 2020, providing false information is a criminal offence punishable by up to a £10,000 fine.

If you have any queries, email the COVID Monitoring Team.

Transiting passengers

International arrivals into England from countries on England's Amber and Green List

International arrivals into England from countries on the Amber and Green List:

  • must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure for England
  • are not required to purchase a test package in England, but must either transit directly to Jersey or remain in their port of arrival/departure in England until their connecting journey
  • should request a Transit Exemption when completing England's Passenger Locator Form, before they travel to England
  • must also complete a travel form, for their arrival into Jersey

International arrivals into England from countries on the International Restricted List

Arrivals into England who have visited or passed through a country which is on England's International Restricted List of banned countries must isolate for at least 10 days in a Managed Quarantine Hotel at their own cost before transiting to Jersey.

Information about transiting through the UK on gov.uk

Private aircraft and maritime vessels

Private aircraft

Anyone arriving on a private aircraft should complete a travel form within the 48 hours before arriving in Jersey.

If you opt to take part in the Safer Travel Testing programme, you will be contacted to book an appointment for an arrivals test at the Harbour drive through or walk in centre.

Harbour testing centre

Appointments are available everyday, 8am to 7pm. 

Jersey registered leisure maritime vessels

Anyone on board a Jersey registered leisure vessel who has gone ashore in a foreign jurisdiction should complete the travel form in the 48 hours prior to arriving in Jersey.

Visiting leisure maritime vessels

Travellers coming to Jersey's territorial waters by leisure vessel and intending to land ashore must arrive at the Port of St Helier only.

Before arriving, you must:

  • pre-book a berth with Jersey Marinas by calling +44(0) 1534 447730 or +44 (0) 1534 447708 or email jerseymarinas@ports.je
  • complete the travel form in the 48 hours before arriving in Jersey

Further information for mariners on ports.je

Public health measures while in Jersey

Arriving passengers should wear face coverings when travelling from their port of arrival to their accommodation.

If you become ill, or think you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact the Coronavirus helpline.

Everyone should follow local public health measures whilst in Jersey.

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