Can lice jump from person to person even if the people don't touch each other?

Head Lice. Lice can be transferred from the hair of one person to the other but they do not jump. They can travel when two people sit so close to one another that their heads touch each other. At times they fall off from a person's hair like for example during sleeping and from there they can get transferred from one person to another. They can be transferred when a louse is left in a comb.