Jersey is the perfect island escape – somewhere a little bit different and ever so slightly exotic, yet close enough to the UK mainland for you to fit plenty into your island break.
The Visit Safe Charter ensures there’s no need to be concerned about visiting – strict safety measures are in place across the island, with mandatory Covid-19 testing on arrival.
For those seeking relaxation, enjoy uncrowded outdoor and wellness activities. Or for the more adventurous, there’s everything from coasteering into a protected cove or taking a leisurely cycle, exploring caves in a kayak or practising yoga in an 800-year-old castle.
You’ll be surrounded by good food in Jersey, where fresh seafood is caught daily and Jersey Royals are never far from your fork.
Your customers can come and find their balance here – it’s why we’re known as the little island with a big spirit.
Can British travellers visit Jersey?
Jersey’s borders are open, but it’s important to check the requirements for your region of the UK.
The Jersey government’s Safer Travel Policy categorises countries and regions into three groups: green, amber and red. View the most up-to-date status of countries and regions here.
As a precautionary measure, the Jersey government has confirmed all UK arrivals are now classed as red.
- Green – Visitors must take a free PCR test on the day of arrival and self-isolate while awaiting their first negative test result, then they are free to enjoy their holiday before taking another test on day five and day 10 (if still in Jersey).
- Amber – Visitors must take a free PCR test on the day of arrival and on day five, and must self-isolate until they receive their second negative test result. Visitors must also take another test on day 10.
- Red – Visitors must take a free PCR test on the day of arrival, day five and day 10 and self-isolate until receiving a negative test result from the day 10 test.
Those taking a Covid-19 test on the day of arrival can expect results within 12 hours. More detailed information on the testing and isolation requirements can be found here.
Further guidance on Jersey’s Covid-19 safety measures can be found on the Visit Safe page.
Before you travel to Jersey, you must:
- Ensure you have medical travel insurance in place.
- Complete a pre-departure registration form.
- Agree to a PCR test upon arrival or self-quarantine for 14 days.
- Ensure you are aware which of the three categories your region falls into, as each has their own testing and isolation requirements (see above). To view the most up-to-date list of countries and regions and their statuses, 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.
How can British travellers reach Jersey?
Visitors can travel to Jersey from the UK by ferry or aircraft, or by ferry from France. Click here for the latest travel information. Please note routes are constantly under review.
Jersey benefits from good connectivity to the UK. Jet2 recently announced five new routes from the UK to Jersey, set to operate in summer 2021. Further information can be found here.
The airports, ports and operators that provide services to Jersey are as follows:
- East Midlands
- Leeds Bradford
- Portsmouth, UK
- Poole, UK
- St Malo, France
For more information on flights to and from Jersey airport, click here.
To see the safety precautions in place at Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbour, please watch this video.
Prerequisite for travelling with Condor Ferries
Following the recent increases in Covid-19 infection rates in the UK, all passengers (adults and children aged 11 and over) travelling with Condor Ferries must provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test result conducted within 72 hours of departure. This applies to all routes and ships, except for departures from Guernsey, bound for the UK or Jersey, and are to remain in place for the foreseeable future.
The result should be from a PCR or lateral flow test and the receipt presented at check-in on departure. Unfortunately, if this isn’t presented, you will not be able to board your sailing. Please contact local authorities or healthcare providers to find out where you can get a test from. Please check the sailing updates page for the latest information on its passenger services.
What Covid-19 safety measures are currently in place in Jersey?
Jersey is not in lockdown. However, the island currently has a hospitality circuit breaker in place, so all licensed premises including hotels and B&Bs are closed until further notice.
Visitors have to wear masks on flights and ferries to Jersey, in airport and harbour buildings and on public transport. Click here to find out more about how to travel to Jersey. Current Government of Jersey advice states everyone should wear a mask in public places and in crowded spaces where social distancing is difficult. Regular hand washing and social distancing is advisable.
The key public health messages are:
- Safer hygiene
- Safer at a distance
- Safer in smaller groups
- Safer outside
- Safer when you can be contacted
Travel advice and public health information are constantly reviewed and updated. For the latest travel information, see the Visit Safe page or view detailed health information on the Government of Jersey website.
Visit Jersey webinar
To watch Travel Weekly’s webinar with Visit Jersey, click here.
Last updated January 21, 2021