Residents of Leicester, Newcastle and Clackmannanshire face 10 days in quarantine if they head for Jersey. But almost everyone who lives in Wales and the west of England will be welcome to explore the island as soon as an initial Covid test proves negative.
The biggest Channel Island has revealed the traffic-light system that applies for visits to Jersey from Monday 26 April. It marks the first stage of reopening for the summer.
Initially Jersey is easing restrictions only for residents of those parts of the Common Travel Area – comprising the UK, the other Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland – that officials believe pose a low risk for importing coronavirus.
Visitors aged 12 or over must complete a “Safer Travel registration form” in the 48 hours prior to arrival in Jersey, giving contact information, details of travel within the 14 days before arrival in Jersey, travel plans and dates and their address in Jersey.
People from “green” locations need only take a free PCR test on arrival, and then go to their accommodation to wait for the result.
If it is negative, then there are no further restrictions – though if they are staying for more than a few days, they must take a second free PCR test on day five and a third on day 10…