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View in browser Jersey's open! Hop on over Fancy a change of scenery this summer? Holidays to Jersey are about as close as you can get to going abroad without actually going abroad. Hop on a plane and land on its beautiful shores in just 50 minutes. Or if you don’t fancy flying, catch the ferry and

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Jersey's open! Hop on over

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Fancy a change of scenery this summer? Holidays to Jersey are about as close as you can get to going abroad without actually going abroad. Hop on a plane and land on its beautiful shores in just 50 minutes. Or if you don’t fancy flying, catch the ferry and bring your car!

All visitors are welcome to Jersey and with relaxed entry requirements, your island getaway is all waiting to be discovered.

You’ll get a free PCR test at the airport on the way in, and you won’t need to take any tests on the way out. Plus, there’s no requirement to self isolate when you get home. 

So, if you fancy the feel of a summer abroad without actually leaving the UK's Common Travel Area, here are six great reasons to visit this gorgeous suntrap within the British Isles. 


Everyone is welcome – fully vaccinated or not 

To visit Jersey, all you have to do is take a free PCR test on arrival at the airport. If you’re not fully vaccinated, you’ll have to wait until you get a negative result before you start to explore the island. If you’re double-jabbed, you can be on your merry way the moment you arrive.  

And when you leave, there’s no requirement to isolate on your return home to the UK or to take a test on your way out! Here’s a snapshot of Jersey’s entry requirements.

sunset and lighthouse

It’s home to some of the most beautiful sunsets this side of the Channel

For the most incredible sunsets, time your visit for low tide and cross to La Corbière lighthouse via its six-foot-wide causeway. It’s one of a number of adventures that you can only experience when the tide is low. Make sure you don’t miss the rockpools at Grève de Lecq Beach, the island at Portelet Beach and Grouville Bay’s oyster beds, too.

Food in Jersey

Eat farm-fresh (or freshly-caught) produce everywhere you go

Jersey’s excellent cuisine and ‘Big Four’ local ingredients need little introduction. It’s best known for its delicious Jersey Royal potatoes, creamy milk, locally-caught lobster and high-quality oysters, but the apple-based black butter is another must-try. There’s even a whole festival devoted to it!

You’ll be spoilt for places to feed your appetite, from its Michelin-starred restaurant Bohemia Bar & Restaurant in St. Helier to local treasures such as Salty Dog Bar & Bistro in St. Aubin or The Hungry Man in Rozel Bay, and a great choice of beachside cafes and fisheries where you can try the island’s freshest catches. Look out for the Genuine Jersey label in markets and farm shops, or sample the best of island fare during the Taste Jersey event, when Jersey’s top chefs and luxury hotels create the ultimate foodie experience.


It’s the perfect place to slow things down a touch

Jersey’s relaxed pace is infectious, so sunbathe with the locals beside the clear waters, pretty palm trees and sea-facing cafes of St. Brelade's Bay, or head to a spa for a range of wellness treatments. With its roomy hydropool and foot spas, The Royal Yacht hotel in St. Helier is a popular place to recharge, while The Cottage Garden at Longueville Manor is the perfect retreat, surrounded by Victorian gardens.

Sea swimmers

You won’t be short of amazing things to do – in water or on land

There are countless spots to enjoy Jersey’s seaside and you’re never more than a 10 minute drive away from the sea. You've got a whole coastline's worth of sunbathing spots to choose from, but St. Brelade's Bay is the place to go for watersports. So, if your idea of restoring balance involves hopping on a surf board and enjoying that fresh salty air, this is just the spot. 

Yoga lovers can stretch out on a WW2 bunker, along the sand, or even on a stand-up paddleboard. If you prefer to fully disconnect, head to St. Ouen’s Forgotten Forest for some forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku).


There are also loads of activities to keep the little ones busy

For the picture-perfect family picnic, take a walk from St. Helier to St. Aubin and find a spot where you can soak up dramatic vistas of Elizabeth Castle. Set your sights on Grantez headland, where you’ll get to admire St. Ouen’s Bay without the crowds. And for a combination of amazing views and WW2 history, make for the rocky headland and German bunkers of Noirmont Point. 

Or, you can always just stick to the beach. There's St. Ouens, which is great for surfers, and Grève de Lecq, where you can stretch out on the ombre sands and watch the waves of the English Channel. 



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