The following legal requirements are in place for caravans and motorhomes in Jersey:
- Except for one port to site return journey, caravans may not use island roads; motorhomes may do so, but must return to the campsite each night
- The maximum width for all vehicles and units is 2.3m excluding mirrors and indicators
- The maximum length for rigid vehicles is 9.3m
- The maximum body length for towed units is 6.7m
- The maximum vehicle and towed unit combination length is 16.5m, including any projections
- The maximum length for articulated vehicles (fifth-wheel) is 11m
- For all vehicles, the maximum axle weight is 10.5 tonnes
- When travelling with Condor Ferries, the maximum unit length is 7m and the maximum vehicle and towed unit combination length is 12m, including any projections
Drivers should be aware that many of Jersey's roads are narrow and may have limited access.
Driving regulations in Jersey are similar to those in the UK, however it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with specific information relating to Jersey regulations – a copy of their highway code can be found at https://www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocuments/Travel%20and%20transport/IDJerseyHighwayCodepdf20090923Clem.pdf
Using mobile phones when driving is forbidden. However, use of a completely hands-free unit is acceptable
Heavy fines are imposed for drink driving. The maximum speed throughout the island is 40mph (64kph).
To drive in Jersey you must be 17 years old and have a valid UK driving licence, insurance and vehicle documents. The acceptance of the older style ‘all green’ driving licence cannot be guaranteed, and it is advisable to always carry another photographic form of identification with you. If you don’t own the vehicle you’re driving, for instance if you have a leased vehicle, you should get written permission from the registered owner.
It is recommended to keep vehicle doors locked in slow moving traffic and secure your vehicle when it is left unattended. In-car radar detectors and satellite navigation systems warning of the presence of speed cameras or radars are illegal whether in use or not.
Low Emission Zones (LEZs) are proliferating throughout Europe. While the number and variety of schemes may seem baffling, in fact many apply only to city centres and so will not affect the majority of campers. If you do wish to visit cities while camping, either choose a city centre site and use the link below to check for any access regulations, or camp outside the city’s LEZ and use public transport to access the centre .Please click here for more information.
The Department of Health does not make any specific health recommendations for visitors to Jersey; however you may like to check with your doctor before departure.
Jersey and the UK have a Reciprocal Health Agreement which means that if you qualify for free healthcare in the UK and require emergency treatment when visiting Jersey, you won't have to pay certain healthcare charges. More details on https://www.gov.je/Health/Travelling/Pages/VisitingJersey.aspx
If you require medication while in Jersey, remember to bring a prescription with you.
If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 999 and ask for an ambulance. If you are referred to a medical facility for treatment you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately.
As with anywhere in the world, it is good practise to be vigilant about your property, both in terms of your camping unit and personal belongings, take sensible precautions to protect yourself from petty crime. Don’t leave your handbag or luggage unattended. Leave copies of important documents with family and friends in the UK. Carry a photocopy of your passport for ID.