Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, said: “Infection rates across the UK have been on a downward trend for the last couple of months, and this change to a national classification for the UK will be a welcome move for many Islanders and travellers visiting Jersey this summer.
“The new national classification for the UK will replace our current Lower Tier Local Authority (LTLA) regional breakdown. Moving from a LTLA classification to a national classification means most areas of the UK will move to a more lenient classification.
“Based on the current data, this would mean that England, Wales and Scotland would be classified as Green, and Northern Ireland would be classified as Amber.
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Travellers arriving from a region classified as “green” will require two tests to be taken – one upon arrival and another on day eight.
They will be required to self-isolate until they receive their first negative result.
However, from May 28, fully vaccinated passengers arriving from a green or amber area in the UK will have reduced testing and isolation requirements.
However, the testing and isolation requirements for “amber” arrivals who are not vaccinated remain unchanged.
Similarly, the testing and isolation requirements for “red” arrivals will also see no new changes.
“Amber” arrivals must take a test upon landing in Jersey, as well as on day five and day 10.
They must self-isolate until a negative result on day five.
Arrivals from “red” areas will also require testing on the same days as “amber” arrivals, though will need to self-isolate until a negative result on day 10.
“A PCR test involves a swab being taken from the back of the throat and nose and sent for virology testing. The test takes less than a minute to complete and is conducted by a medical professional. You cannot swab yourself.
“Tests on day of arrival are offered at all main ports of entry. Day 5 and day 10 tests are provided at separate on-island testing centres.”
Commenting on the announcement Amanda Burns, Chief Executive Officer of Visit Jersey, said: “This news further strengthens Jersey’s position as the go-to holiday destination this summer, with a travel process that is both safe and clear while also simplifying visitor requirements.
“Now, more than ever, we believe that visitors can enjoy a wonderful holiday experience, enjoying our pristine beaches, uninterrupted coastal paths, unique hospitality, and big spirit.
“We will continue to follow the Government guidelines to ensure Jersey continues to be an ideal destination for both domestic and international travellers.”
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed