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Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom Travel Information

According to usprivateschoolsfinder, Guernsey (French: Guernesey, Norman: Guernési) is an island and British Crown Dependency in Europe, located approximately 20 kilometers from the French coast (close to Brittany). Guernsey, together with the island of Jersey and several smaller islets, form the Channel Islands. The capital of Guernsey is Saint Peter Port. A number of major cities in Guernsey are: Richmond, Saint Martin and Saint Sampson.

Guernsey is known as a tax haven. The landscape of Guernsey is mostly hilly with various chalk cliffs. Guernsey’s coastline varies from rock formations and sandy beaches to small bays. The island is known as a water sports destination. You can go diving to shipwrecks, surfing, sailing, sea kayaking, fishing, jet skiing, kite surfing, wakeboarding and water skiing. The island is also known for its many seafood restaurants, golf resorts, castles and as the home of the Guernsey cow. Tourists also often visit “Little Chapel”, this is a small church covered with colored shells, stones and shards.

Where is Guernsey located?

Travel information of Guernsey

Official name: Guernsey
Continent: Europe
Area: 78 km²
Capital: Saint Peter Port
Country code: GG, GGY
Population: 67,052 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: British Crown Domain
Highest point: 111 m (Hautnez)
Distance (Amsterdam – Saint Peter Port): 618 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Guernsey that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Guernsey, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Guernsey. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Guernsey?

Weather and climate
Guernsey has a mild maritime climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 degrees and in the summer months around 20 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Guernsey can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Guernsey can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May and June are the best months to travel to Guernsey. This way you avoid mass tourism and you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.

English is the official language in Guernsey. In addition, because of its location, a lot of French and Normandy are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the United Kingdom (also for the Channel Islands):
Dutch consulate in Guernsey:
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands:
United Kingdom Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Guernsey.

Money and Currency
In Guernsey, the currency is the Guernsey pound (GGP) and the British pound (GBP).
The current state of these currencies (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Guernsey can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices in Guernsey are a lot more expensive than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (4% cheaper), food (20% more expensive), imported beer in catering (31% more expensive), cigarettes (16% more expensive) and public transport (60% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Guernsey it is customary to tip approximately 5-10%.

Time difference
On Guernsey it is 1 hour earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time in Guernsey is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Guernsey can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Guernsey you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Guernsey.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Guernsey.

Electricity On Guernsey you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in Guernsey can be found on our electricity page (see under the Channel Islands).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 999
– Fire Department: 112 or 999
– Ambulance: 112 or 999

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Guernsey can be found on Google news.
An overview of Guernsey newspapers can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Guernsey websites end
Official Guernsey websites: and

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Guernsey is 0044 or +44.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Guernsey? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Guernsey Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Guernsey Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Guernsey.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Guernsey.

An overview of all public holidays in Guernsey can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Guernsey, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Guernsey?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Guernsey. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and World Heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Guernsey can be found on Protected Planet.
Guernsey is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Guernsey? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations, which you may encounter during your visit to Guernsey.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…Guernsey is known as a tax haven?
…Guernsey has a difference of 7 to 11 meters between high and low tide?
…There are French vineyards in Guernsey?
…Les Misérables was written on Guernsey?
…Guernsey has its own currency and stamps?