Jersey puts many UK towns and cities on ‘red list’ with two weeks of quarantine on entry

Simon Calder
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Long road: many prospective visitors to Jersey face two weeks in self-isolation (Simon Calder)
Long road: many prospective visitors to Jersey face two weeks in self-isolation (Simon Calder)

Many British towns and cities, including large parts of London, are about to be added to the “red” list for Jersey.

As a result, travellers from the affected regions to the Channel Island will need to self-isolate for two weeks, rendering holidays worthless.

The States of Jersey government is updating its risk classification of locations worldwide for travellers visiting the island.

From today, all visitors must undergo a Covid-19 test on arrival and self-isolate until the result comes in.

Travellers who have only been to destinations on the “green” list can leave quarantine immediately when a negative test result is received.

Those who have been in locations rated “amber” must stay in self-isolation and take a second test on day five. If it is negative, they are allowed to end quarantine.

But anyone who has been in a “red” area has to take a test on arrival and self-isolate for two weeks regardless of the result.

At present, many parts of the UK, are on the “green” or “amber” list. But from Saturday 17 October, the key London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Barnet, Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth, plus the City of London, will move from “green” to red”

The remainder of Greater London is rated “amber”.

The cities of Bath and Bristol will change from “green” to “red”. Bournemouth, Chesterfield, Northampton, Windsor and Woking will suffer the same fate.

Even passing through an area on the “red” list in the two weeks before arrival in Jersey renders travellers liable to self-isolation.

The form that all visitors must complete requires them to list “regions you have or will have visited” in the 14 days before arrival on the island.

A traveller from the City of Westminster in London who takes the Tube to Heathrow will be required to declare the “visit” to Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea to the authorities in Jersey.

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