Jersey has pulled the rug from under unvaccinated visitors from England.
We recently published this article about the re-opening of Jersey which explains the testing system in place.
Jersey is moving England to its Red List
From 29th June, all of England will move to ‘Red’.
This means that you will have to undertake 10 days of quarantine after arriving in Jersey, with testing on Day 0, Day 5 and Day 10.
However, if you are fully vaccinated, you can still enter Jersey without quarantine. The only restriction be a 6-12 hour wait until your free ‘test on arrival’ is processed.
The definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ is:
“a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after both vaccinations.”
If you are still in Jersey eight days after your arrival, a second free test will be required.
What about children?
Jersey is waiving the vaccination requirement for anyone under 18. This will allow your unvaccinated children to travel with you if you are fully vaccinated yourself. All children aged 11+ will need to take a free PCR test on arrival.
In reality, with the average visitor to Jersey being in their mid-50’s, this change of policy will not have a huge impact on the tourist trade. Regular readers will know that I spent a week in Jersey last Summer, and recommended it for a very quiet and tourist-free beach holiday.