Shorter isolation periods for most travellers into Jersey

Jersey Airport
Changes to Jersey's Safer Travel Guidance came into force on 13 July. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Most passengers arriving into Jersey face shorter isolation periods after the government changed its travel rules.

From 13 July, countries and regions are no longer assessed on a green, amber and red traffic light system.

Instead, travellers will be judged by their vaccine status alone.

Fully vaccinated arrivals still have to be tested on arrival, but do not have to isolate.

Meanwhile, unvaccinated passengers, those who have had just one jab and children aged 11-17 will be tested on arrival and on day eight. They will only need to isolate until their first result comes back negative.

Under 10s will not face any testing or isolation requirements.

All passengers over the age of 11 still have to complete a pre-departure registration form.

The only exception is international travellers coming from a country or region on the UK's red list - these people will be tested on days zero, five and ten and must isolate for 10 days.

Anyone who does not wish to take part in the testing programme will be required to isolate for 14 days.

Jersey's government announced the changes to its Safer Travel Guidance at a press conference on 8 July, saying the new rules reflect levels of vaccination and the low rate of severe illness and hospitalisation.

Ministers have acknowledged that case rates will rise in the coming weeks, but say we must "reframe our thinking" away from these numbers.

  • WATCH the full briefing from 8 July here: