COVID-19

As part of the UK Common Travel Area,
the Channel Islands are classified as domestic travel (not international or global travel) when travelling from the United Kingdom. 
However, it is important to note, that similar to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland,
Jersey and Guernsey have their own independent Governments and as such it is essential to be aware of the latest regulations in the destination jurisdiction.    

Freedom Holidays - Covid Refund Guarantee 
In these uncertain times, it is reassuring to know that if you are unable to travel or to take your holiday because of a national, local and Island lockdown, that Freedom Holidays will guarantee that you will get the option to defer up to the end of 2022 or a receive a full refund. Please note that the refund applies only to your booking accommodation payment(s) and only when the lockdown coincides with the period of your booking. 
The refund guarantee covers national, local and Island lockdowns, but does NOT cover you (or members of your party) for being unable to travel because you (or a member of your party) fall ill with Covid, or are required to quarantine, self-isolate or shield due to illness. These events can be covered by you taking out travel insurance. There are a number of policies that include cover for illness with Covid and self-isolation (example links below), and some Bank/Building Societies annual travel policies also cover this.  Alternatively, you can look for suitable cover on websites such as GoCompare, CoverwiseAllianz AssistanceTrailfindersFreedom Holidays are not selling, promoting, endorsing or recommending any particular insurance product, and do not benefit financially from, nor have any formal relationship with, any of these providers. 
 
Travelling to Jersey - Departure Country & Region Restrictions
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We are so looking forward to welcoming all our regular UK visitors (as well as lots of new ones!) back to Jersey, with effect from 26th April under the Island's Safer Travel Policy Traffic Light System:

**Update as at 11th May 2021**
The Government of Jersey announced that with effect from 28th May 2021 the safer travel programme will be updated.
England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Crown Dependencies will be classified as single regions and will not be categorised by postcode.
Green arrivals will be tested on Day 0 and Day 8.  
Further details to follow, but at the earliest opportunity, fully vaccinated passengers arriving from a Green or Amber area in the UK will have a Day 0 test but will not be required to isolate.

Until 28th May the following continues to apply; 
On Friday the 19th March 2021, the Government of Jersey announced the re-introduction of the Safer Travel Policy that will take effect from 26th April 2021 and will affect all visitors from the UK and Crown Dependencies.  Other destinations including Ireland, mainland Europe and globally will begin no sooner than Monday 17th May 2021, when the UK re-introduces global travel. 
 

Visitors (over the age of 11 years old) will be required to have a PCR (swab) test at the port of arrival and then allowed to go to their accommodation until they get the result of their test (within 12 hours).  The table below shows the regional categorisation and testing/isolation requirement. 
 
It is possible to have a pre-departure Covid-19 test in the country of departure.  However, it must meet all criteria as set out at Pre-departure negative COVID-19 Test procedure.

Category

Testing Requirement

Isolation Period

Green status regions: less than 50 cases per 100k population

Day 0, Day 5, Day 10
(if still on island)

Until Day 0 negative test result

Amber status regions:
between 50 and 119 cases per 100k population

Day 0, Day 5, Day 10
(if still on Island)

Until Day 5 negative test result

Red status regions:
120 and above cases per 100k population

Day 0, Day 5, Day 10

Until Day 10 negative test result

The Government of Jersey will keep this under weekly review as vaccinations progress, immunity is built, and restrictions are eased across other jurisdictions and regions. 

It is essential that you are fully up to date with the latest information on Jersey’s Covid-19’s Travelling to Jersey (safer travel guidance) at https://www.gov.je/Health/Coronavirus/Travel/Pages/CoronavirusTravelAdvice.aspx.   Within this web page you will also find the links to the Travel history declaration that MUST be completed within 48 hours prior to travel. 
Please note that changes to classification regions can change at short notice, depending on the virus situation in that area.  It is essential that you regularly check your region and your travel route to ensure compliance or other restrictions which may be imposed.
 
There will be a requirement for all passengers to proceed directly to their accommodation and isolate within their accommodation until receiving a negative result from their Day 0 PCR test (expected within 12 hours).  This includes arrivals from Green categorised regions.   Children under the age of 11 years old are not required to pre-register or undergo PCR testing but must complete the same isolation period as every person aged 11 and over that they travelled with.  The sea or air carrier that you are travelling with will provide further information, but you may be asked to wear a mask whilst travelling and whilst transiting through the terminal buildings and onwards to your accommodation until receipt of a negative test result.  
  
If you have any other questions with regard to the testing process and are unable to find the information on the above link, please contact the Jersey Coronavirus Helpline on + 44 (0)1534 445566 or email coronavirushelpline@gov.je
  
If you have any questions relating to your booking, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at reservations@freedomholidays.com quoting your booking ID number.

 

Travelling to Guernsey - Departure Country & Region Restrictions
Flag of Guernsey - Wikipedia
The Government of Guernsey have announced that a return to unrestricted travel to and from Guernsey is likely to be possible by early July 2021.  

Guernsey also intends to resume its categorisation of countries and regions at the end of April 2021, meaning lighter travel restrictions for people arriving from places with a low prevalence of the virus. 

From 14th May, passengers arriving from Category 2 areas (fewer than 30 cases per 100,000 people) will only have to isolate until their first negative Covid test result.  This includes Jersey, the Isle of Man and much of the UK.

 

Tests in Guernsey are £25 each (on arrival and on day 7).

For up to date information, please visit:
https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel.

If you have any questions relating to your booking, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at reservations@freedomholidays.com quoting your booking ID number.