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Jersey holidays: Find out about new safer entry requirements for holidaymakers

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Safer Travel to Jersey

So what’s new and what is required of you?

We are delighted to confirm that Jersey’s borders are open to holidaymakers and there is no need for your clients to self-isolate at either end of their trip as long as they are not displaying signs of coronavirus:

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 holidaymakers safe during their trip.

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.

Visitors must observe physical distancing of 1m between themselves and those from outside their 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, visitors will be asked to provide contact details for contract tracing. purposes.

So what’s new on arrival into Jersey?

Although Jersey may be familiar to many of you and your clients there are some changes when arriving into our beautiful island.

Before leaving for Jersey

All travellers must complete an online pre-registration form, giving their personal details, plus a declaration of health, countries visited before departing, whether the traveller has COVID-19 symptoms or has been in close contact with someone who is infected. A link will be provided in your booking confirmation

Upon arrival in Jersey, holidaymakers 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.


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


Self-isolate for 14 days.

Country and region risk assessment

Arrivals in Jersey

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

A list of all regional areas can be found here for arrivals on and before the 28th September.

A list of all regional areas can be found here for arrivals from the 29th September.

Area lookups, postcode searches and maps are available for you to quickly and easily find which colour status applies to your clients.

You must identify every region in which they have stayed overnight in the 14 days prior to arrival in Jersey. Regional categorisations are reviewed and updated regularly. As such, testing and isolation requirements may be different on arrival in Jersey than at the point of booking.

  • If the region or regions that they’ve been staying in for the 14 days prior to arrival have Green status they are not required to self-isolate whilst waiting for their results but they are required to limit social contact. This however will change for arrivals from Tuesday 29th September when they will be required to take a PCR test on arrival AND on day 5 (should they be staying 5 days or longer), they do not need to self-isolate whilst waiting for their results
  • If the region or regions that they’ve been staying in for the 14 days prior to arrival have Amber status they are required to take a PCR test on arrival and on day 5, self-isolating whilst waiting for their results
  • If the region or regions that they’ve been staying in for the 14 days prior to arrival have red status they 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 your client.

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

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

If they are able to stay in their 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 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 your clients 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 people back to our little island and to share our big spirit once again. Things are a little different here now, quieter and safer. New measures are in place ensuring the health and well-being of everyone here. So come to Jersey, refresh, revitalise and reconnect with nature. We’ll be waiting.