When planning a trip abroad it is good to be aware of any requirements that the country you are visiting has in place, such as driving regulations and what type of passport or visas you might need in order to enter. On these pages you will find useful information about travelling to Jersey to help you prepare for your trip.


CULTURE

The first thing you will notice on a visit to Jersey is that whilst the island appears quite British; it is indeed not-British. This is because the Channel Islands are not part of the United Kingdom. They are instead, dependent territories of the English Crown. They fall into two separate self-governing bailiwicks, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey.

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands yet it still only has a total land area of around 45 square miles and English is spoken throughout. There is however a distinctive continental feel throughout the island with French street names, little street cafes and small winding roads. The island is full of history too with War Tunnels and underground bunkers - just some of the historical sights you can visit during your stay.


CURRENCY

The currency of Jersey is the British Pound.

Banking Hours
Monday to Friday: Generally 0930hrs – 1630hrs
Some banks are open on Saturday mornings.

Credit Cards & ATM
The major credit cards (Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa) are widely accepted by shops, hotels, restaurants and petrol stations.

There are cash dispenser machines (ATMs) throughout the country which accept some debit and credit cards.

UK Cheques are widely accepted in Jersey, accompanied with a banker’s card.

Travellers' cheques in sterling are also accepted in many shops, and change will be given.