From 00:01 Tuesday 22 December, all UK regions (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) will be classified with red travel status.
Differing rates of coronavirus in Jersey, the United Kingdom and abroad mean that there are different restrictions and entry requirements for those travelling from Jersey.
Travel remains a personal choice and those seeking to travel should consider the risks both to their practical travel arrangements and to their health and the health of others around them.
Passengers should follow relevant public health guidance at all times during their departure from Jersey, their journey and on arrival at their destination. This includes:
- the wearing of masks
- observing physical distancing
- restrictions on meeting those from other households
Common Travel Area
Jersey is part of the Common Travel Area (CTA) along with the four nations of the United Kingdom, the other Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and the Isle of Man, and the Republic of Ireland.
There are differing restrictions for the CTA for those travelling from Jersey. This will be updated as necessary given the possibility of further restrictions being imposed at short notice.
From 6pm on Friday 11 December, non-essential travel to and from Jersey is banned. The list of exceptions to this includes those travelling for work, education, childcare and to provide care to a vulnerable person.
Travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Scotland travel exemptions
Travel from Jersey to England remains exempt from restrictions if a passenger has only been within the CTA for the 10 days prior to their arrival.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions on gov.uk
Travel from Jersey to Wales remains exempt from restrictions if a passenger has only been within the CTA for the 14 days prior to their arrival.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from Welsh border rules
Travel from Jersey to Northern Ireland remains exempt from restrictions if a passenger has only been within the CTA for the 10 days prior to their arrival.
Travel advice on NIDirect.gov.uk
Republic of Ireland
The Republic of Ireland uses the European Union 'traffic light' classification system as it applies to Great Britain. Those entering from a non-green area need to follow guidance to restrict their movement for the 14 days after their arrival.
Republic of Ireland travel guidance
Republic of Ireland traffic light system
The Bailiwick of Guernsey
Passengers arriving in Guernsey are required to self-isolate in accordance with current country and regional classifications.
Guernsey country and region classifications
The Isle of Man
The categories of permitted passengers and self-isolation requirements for arriving passengers are in accordance with the Isle of Man's current level of its Borders Framework.
Isle of Man Borders Framework
If you're travelling internationally you should check the entry requirements of your destination. Many countries remain closed to visitors or require those seeking to enter the country to be able to demonstrate a recent negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR) test.
Travel advice for countries and territories can be found on gov.uk