COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Jersey (08 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Residents and citizens are allowed to enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes

  • There are different entry requirements depending on where the traveller has been previously. The zones are categorized as green, amber, and red. Find an updated list of countries under each category here.

  • At this time, all arriving travellers are considered to be arriving from a “red” country.

Is transit allowed through the country?

  • Yes

  • Passengers transiting through Jersey to an onward destination will be tested on arrival in Jersey.

  • Transit passengers must remain in the port of arrival until their onward journey and may be required to isolate from other passengers during this time.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • All travellers are subject to PCR tests upon arrival (day 0), day 5, and day 10. Travellers must self-isolate until they receive a negative test results on day 10.

  • Critical workers cannot attend work until they test negative during their isolation period.

  • Until 26 April, all arriving travellers are considered to be arriving from a “red” country.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes

  • Test certificates issued outside Jersey are accepted.

Test certificate required?

  • No with exceptions.

  • Evidence of a negative PCR test conducted 72 hours before arrival in Jersey should be sent for approval by email to [email protected]

  • All critical workers will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result no older than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Jersey.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • All travellers arriving in Jersey are considered arrivals from “red” countries. Travellers must self-quarantine until they test negative in a COVID-19 test taken on day 10 of their stay in Jersey.

  • Passengers who test positive will be contacted with their result and will receive information on the support available to them from the Contact Tracing Team.

Vaccination required?

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required to enter the country.

Insurance required?

  • No

  • Proof of insurance coverage for COVID-19 expenses is not required to enter the country.

Recommended Border App

  • No with exceptions.

  • The COVID Alert application is not mandatory. Travellers who wish to use the app can download it from these links: android and ios.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • All arriving travellers to Jersey must complete a Safer Travel registration form 48 hours prior to arrival in Jersey. A negative PCR test result can be submitted by email to [email protected] for pre-departure approval. Travellers with a PCR test certificate not older than 72 hours prior to arrival in Jersey will be exempt from the test on arrival.

Airline restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Airports are open.

Border restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Borders are open. All incoming passengers must be available for the Contact Tracing Team of Jersey and must follow all the public health guidelines.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Currently, there is no curfew in Jersey.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Jersey has been under Stage 4 of the territory's seven-step reopening plan. All businesses and services are open, and people may visit each other in homes with strict social distancing and hygiene measures.

  • Private social gatherings are allowed but with a maximum of 10 people.

  • Public gatherings are limited to 10 people.

  • As of 26 March, there is no restriction on the number of people for worship, marriage, and funeral ceremonies.

  • Anyone who does not comply with the social distancing measures could be fined.

  • Rules and regulations for social distancing will change as of 12 April. More information can be found here

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • On-island travel is allowed if following social distancing measures.

  • Buses are permitted to run with limited service.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Shops and businesses are open. There is a physical distancing requirement of 2 meters.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Accommodations are open.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes with exceptions.

  • Pubs and nightclubs offering sealed drinks are open from 2 April, with 2 metre physical distancing & limit on table numbers to 10 people.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Food and drink must be ordered (in all food and drink premises) before 23:00 (local time) and establishments must close at 23:00 (local time).

  • Masks are required except when seated at a table.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • Yes

  • Beaches and tourism sites are open.

Museums and heritage sites open?

  • Yes

  • Museums and heritage sites are open.

Personal care services open?

  • No

  • Personal care services are closed.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes

  • Places of worship are open.

Events allowed?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • The size of gatherings must not exceed 10 people in both indoor and outdoor settings. This number does not include children aged 4 or under (you may have 10 people aged 5 or over, plus babies and children aged 4 or under).

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Face masks are mandatory in all public places.

Other

  • Schools have reopened.

  • Open-air recreational sites can open

  • Concert halls, theatres, and cinemas are closed.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.