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
The Government of Jersey advises against all travel to, from or via countries that are currently on the
UK's red list.
Any passengers wishing to travel to Jersey from or via any country on the UK red list must do so on commercial services via the UK.
All arriving passengers must comply with
UK requirements on arrival including completing a passenger locator form and having evidence of a recent negative PCR test.
Only British or Irish nationals, or those with residency rights in the UK (including Jersey), will be able to enter the UK from a red list country. Arriving passengers must comply with UK quarantine requirements which involves staying for a minimum of 10 days at a
designated quarantine hotel. Passengers must bear the cost of this which is £1,750 for an adult for 10 days.
Those completing a stay at a quarantine hotel in the UK are allowed to travel onwards to Jersey. All passengers arriving in Jersey must comply with Jersey's border testing and quarantine regime under the
Safer Travel Guidance.
Completing a period of quarantine in the UK, or any other jurisdiction, before arriving in Jersey does not count towards the need to quarantine on arrival in the Island. This is because of the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus when out of quarantine in the UK, which remains categorised 'Red' under
Jersey's country classification.
Travel to and from the UK
Jersey is part of the Common Travel Area (CTA), which includes the four nations of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the other Crown Dependencies of Guernsey of the Isle of Man. Travel within the CTA is not counted as international under UK guidelines.
Those seeking to travel between Jersey and the UK on commercial air services do not need to have evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 PCR test.
Those seeking to travel between Jersey and the UK on commercial ferry services must be able to provide evidence of a negative PCR or lateral flow test within 72 hours of travel.
Those arriving in the UK must follow relevant local lockdown restrictions. The UK Government has set out its
roadmap in easing restrictions to COVID-19. From the earliest April 12, self-contained accommodation will open where indoor facilities are not shared with other households. From earliest 17 May, easing of household mixing indoors will come into effect.
This means those living in Jersey should not travel to the UK for leisure purposes or to stay at relative's or friend's houses before restrictions in the UK permit it.