Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Guidance


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1. Travel - requirements 

Jersey falls within the UK’s Common Travel Area, along with the rest of the Channel Islands, Ireland and the Isle of Man. This means that there is no need for UK visitors to test before returning to the UK or isolate on return to the UK. Full details can be found here 

Fully vaccinated* visitor? 

  • If you are fully vaccinated*, then you will receive a FREE PCR test on arrival and no requirement to isolate. 

*This applies to fully vaccinated travellers from anywhere in the world. Please click here for details on fully vaccinated travellers. 

Not fully vaccinated? 

  • You will receive a FREE PCR test on arrival (day 0)  

  • You only need to isolate until you receive a negative result from your day 0 test, with results expected within 12 hours on average. 

  • Visitors from the UK Common Travel Area can provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival, which means you won't need to be tested on arrival and you won’t have to isolate.  


Very high risk countries 

Enhanced testing and isolation will be in place for the very small number of passengers who have visited very high risk countries (those subject to the UK travel ban) in the 10 days prior to arrival. Regardless of vaccination status. For more information click here.

Testing pre-arrival from the UK Common Travel Area 

Visitors to Jersey can opt to provide evidence of a pre-departure negative Covid-19 test conducted by a laboratory that is UKAS accredited or on the UK Government’s list of testing providers, replacing the need for a Day 0 test and removing the need for isolation if you aren’t fully vaccinated. Full details of this option can be found here.  

Testing pre-arrival from the rest of the world 

There is currently no option to provide a pre-departure negative Covid-19 PCR test prior to arrival. 

Testing on and after your arrival 

All passengers are offered free PCR testing on arrival into Jersey (and free PCR testing on subsequent days if required - see below for further details.) Day 0 test results are expected on average within 12 hours.  

If you do not want to be tested 

Passengers who do not take part in the testing programme must isolate for 14 days. 


  • Children aged 10 and under do not need to complete a pre-registration form and will not be tested on arrival or be required to isolate. 

  • Children aged 11-17 will be required to complete a pre-departure travel form and undertake a PCR test upon arrival (day 0) and on day 8 (if still in Jersey), and will need to isolate until they receive a negative test result from their day 0 test. This is usually within 12 hours. 


2. Prior to departures - procedure 

  • All visitors to Jersey (except children aged 10 and under) will need to complete a pre-registration form within 48 hours prior to arrival, please click here.  

  • Agree to participate in Jersey’s Safer Travel Testing.   

  • 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.  


3. Airport and harbour - upon arrival 

All arrivals must comply with the precautionary measures applied in Jersey airport (wearing masks, maintaining 1m social distance and washing hands regularly).  


4. Visitors - testing 

Anyone testing positive must self-isolate for 14 days. Our Contact Tracing Team will support you and talk you through the self-isolation process.  


5. Returning to the UK 

There are no restrictions upon returning to the UK or other parts of the CTA from Jersey, unless visitors have travelled to (or through) a non-CTA destination within the past 10 days. In this case, you will be required to complete the UK Government passenger locator form online before you travel back to the UK. You can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive back into the UK from Jersey. More information here.  

6. Contact tracing 

There is no isolation requirement for anyone identified as a direct contact as long as they participate in Jersey’s free testing programme and do not have Covid-19 symptoms. 

If you're identified as a direct contact whilst travelling to or whilst in Jersey, you won't need to isolate but you must be tested on day 0, day 5 and day 10 if you are still in Jersey. You are able to leave Jersey provided you have not received a positive test result. 

More information 

Please check the following sources prior to traveling: 


What is Jersey doing to keep you safe? 

With travel resuming our tourism industry including hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, bars and visitor attractions are committed to ensuring you have the safest break possible. From the moment you arrive at the airport to when you check into your hotel, whether you take an exhilarating RIB trip, explore our many heritage experiences or have a relaxing day at the beach, we've ensured your wellbeing is safeguarded every step of the way.  


If you'd like to discuss the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Guidance with the team at Visit Jersey are here and ready so please just get in touch anytime.

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