Jersey is making it easier to travel to the island by removing the need for fully vaccinated passengers to test.
As testing requirements are streamlined, PCR testing for passengers arriving at Jersey’s borders will be reduced as part of the Safer Travel Policy, based on the Covid status of a passenger.
From Tuesday 2nd November, passengers who meet any of the three Covid Status Certification criteria will not need to take a PCR test or isolate:
- ·those who are fully vaccinated (2 doses of an MHRA approved vaccine + 2 weeks)
- those who can demonstrate recently recovered status from a Covid-19 infection within the last 90 days
- those who have submitted a pre-departure PCR test.
Passengers who do not meet the Covid Status Criteria will still be required to take a PCR test on arrival and isolate until a negative test result is received. All passengers aged 11 and over will be required to complete a pre-departure travel form. Anyone vaccinated in Jersey will have their vaccination status automatically verified when returning to Jersey through giving their JY number.
Everyone arriving in Jersey will still need to meet safety criteria which provides a level of protection – whether that’s vaccination, recent recovery, pre-departure test or testing on arrival.
Jersey’s Government says that this is a gradual, risk based, step-down approach in accordance with advice from STAC that does not compromise safety, but draws on current knowledge of the virus and the protection afforded by vaccination.