Jersey reopens borders and welcomes tourists

Secluded beaches and dramatic cliffs await tourists – but Covid-19 tests are required on arrival

Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, has reopened its borders to visitors as the UK eases lockdown.

Visit Jersey said its website saw a 40 per cent month-on month increase in traffic as holidaymakers look towards Jersey’s secluded beaches, cliffside walks and historic castles.

Keith Beecham, chief executive of the tourist board, said: “After more than three months, we’re delighted to welcome visitors once again. As part of the British Isles, our government has implemented a visitor process that is both safe for everyone while also optimising the traveller experience. Now more than ever, we believe that visitors will value our pristine beaches, uninterrupted coastal paths, unique hospitality and big spirit.”

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David Seymour, managing director of Seymour Hotels, added: “We can’t wait to welcome back both local and travelling customers for some warm and friendly hospitality. As part of our Stay Safe pledge, we have built on the already high standards of housekeeping and hygiene to protect the health and safety of our staff and guests throughout their stay.”

All arriving visitors are required to complete a pre-departure registration form and will be tested on arrival. As borders reopen, islanders will now also be able to visit friends and family.

Condor Ferries connect to the island to Portsmouth, while Manche Iles Express connects it to St Peter Port Guernsey. A number of UK airports are connected to Jersey airport through operators such as Loganair and Easyjet.

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