Holidaymakers from England and Wales will be able to travel to Jersey quarantine-free from today unless they live in one of the areas with high levels of the Indian variant of COVID.
The Channel Island has classed most of England and Wales as green, with the exception of 10 areas – including Bolton, Leicester and the London borough of Hounslow – which are red.
Scotland has been classified as amber, with the exception of five areas which are red.
Passengers arriving in Jersey from green and amber areas can avoid quarantine if they’ve been double vaccinated and test negative on arrival.
Other holidaymakers from green areas must provide proof of a negative test, or they will have to be tested on arrival and must isolate until the result comes back negative.
Those arriving from amber countries who aren’t double vaccinated will have to isolate until they receive negative test results on day five, while those from red areas will have to isolate for 10 days.
Under 18s from amber areas will be classed as ‘green’ arrivals and children under 11 don’t need to be tested.
All travellers to Jersey over the age of 11 must complete an online registration form 48 hours before they arrive.
Despite the complex rules, which have been amended in time for the half-term holidays, Jet2 commended Jersey for providing ‘simple, clear travel advice for customers’.
CEO Steve Heapy said: “As well as making this advice accessible and not a mass of confusion, the Government of Jersey has demonstrated a strong commitment to reopening travel properly, with an approach that is based on data around vaccination and infection rates.
“We know our customers will welcome this advice and we look forward to other Governments following this approach of clear, easy-to-understand travel advice which is based on data.”
Jet2 has expanded its flights and packages to the island in the expectation of a surge in demand.
The operator will offer up to 11 flights a week from the UK to Jersey throughout the summer
- Birmingham – weekly Saturday services
- East Midlands – weekly Saturday services
- Leeds Bradford – three weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
- Manchester – three weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
- Newcastle – weekly Saturday services
- London Stansted – two weekly services (Tuesday and Saturday)
The flights will begin on 24 June at the same time as Jet2’s international holiday programme.