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PCR testing costs for non-redisent arriving in Jersey (FOI)

PCR testing costs for non-redisent arriving in Jersey (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 September 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


All travellers to Jersey have to complete a pre-travel form detailing where they are resident. On that basis, please provide the following information:


How many non-Jersey residents have entered Jersey since PCR testing commenced.


How many PCR tests in total have been taken by the non-Jersey resident travellers?


What is the cost of the PCR tests taken by the non-Jersey resident travellers to the taxpayer?  



This information is accessible by other means therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, tests and inbound travel


It has been concluded that the information, as requested, is not held in recorded form. To answer the request, the data would need to be extracted from various sources and manipulated. The Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 does not require a Scheduled Public Authority to manipulate data in order to provide a response. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 therefore applies.


This information is not held, as per Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law. 

Article Applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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