Jet2 ready for an “increase in demand” to a location where no pre-flight or quarantine testing is required
The airline and vacation operator Jet2 are bracing for an “increase in demand” for travel to Jersey this summer after confirming they are open to vacationers.
The Jersey government has updated its entry requirements, which made it clear that people on the mainland can visit with much more flexible restrictions than those in place for travel to the rest of the world.
Jersey is part of the UK’s Common Travel Area, but is self-contained, which means it has different rules than other places.
It is not on the Green, Amber or Red Lists, so there is no need to take a PCR test before leaving the UK, or quarantine upon returning to the UK.
In a statement posted on its website, Jet2 said: “Following updated travel advice… customers can rest assured that Jersey is a must-see destination this summer.
“The advice makes it clear that, as Jersey is part of the UK’s Common Travel Area, there is no need for green or orange arriving customers to undergo a PCR test before leaving the UK or that they self-quarantine upon their return to the UK. “
Following the change of advice, Jet2 has “significantly expanded” its flights and vacations to Jersey, with 11 weekly flights to the destination over the summer.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate the following services to Jersey this summer:
- Birmingham – weekly Saturday services
- East Midlands – weekly services on Saturdays
- Leeds Bradford – three weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
- Manchester – three weekly services (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
- Newcastle – weekly Saturday services
- London Stansted – two weekly services (Tuesday and Saturday)
The CEO of Jet2 has praised the Jersey government for its “simple and clear advice” and believes there will be high demand from holidaymakers this summer.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays added, “The Jersey government is to be commended for taking a leadership position and providing straightforward and clear travel advice to customers.
“In addition to making this advice accessible and not a mass of confusion, the Jersey government has demonstrated a strong commitment to properly reopening travel, with a data-driven approach to vaccination and infection rates. We know our customers will appreciate it. advice, and we look forward to seeing other governments follow this clear, easy-to-understand, data-driven travel advice approach.
“With flights and vacations on sale to Jersey from six of our UK bases this summer, we know there will be very high demand as a result of this update.
“We can’t wait to take our clients on a well-deserved vacation to Jersey this summer and can’t wait to go.”