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Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom Travel Information

According to timedictionary, Jersey is an island and British Crown Dependency in Europe, located approximately 22 kilometers from the French coast (close to Brittany). Jersey, together with the island of Guernsey and some smaller islets, form the Channel Islands. The capital of Jersey is Saint Helier. A number of major cities in Jersey are: Gorey, Saint Brélade, Saint Aubin, Saint Peter and Trinity.

Despite the small size of the island (116 km²), it still has a lot to offer. There is a nature reserve with protected species (Durell Wildlife Conservation Trust). You will find bears, silverback gorillas and tree frogs there. Furthermore, the island has vineyards, the Jersey War Tunnels (tunnels made during the occupation of the Nazi army) and the famous “Mont Orgueil” castle in Gorey. The island is also known for its many fish restaurants. Jersey’s coastline varies from rock formations and sandy beaches to small coves. The island is also 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.

Where is Jersey located?

Travel information of Jersey

Official name: Jersey
Continent: Europe
Area: 116 km²
Capital: Saint Helier
Country code: JE, JEY
Population: 101,073 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: British Crown Domain
Highest point: 143 m (Les Platons)
Distance (Amsterdam – Saint Helier): 606 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours

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

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Jersey may have (temporary) measures 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 Jersey, 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 Jersey. 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 Jersey?

Weather and climate
Jersey 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 Jersey can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Jersey can be found at Climate info.

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

English is the official language in Jersey. In addition, because of the location, a lot of French is 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:
Dutch consulate on Guernsey (also for Jersey):
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 Jersey.

Money and Currency Matters
Jersey is paid with the Jersey Pound (JEP) 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 Jersey can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Jersey are a lot higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +21% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (30% more expensive), food (41% more expensive), imported beer in catering (27% more expensive), cigarettes (46% more expensive) and public transport (18% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Jersey it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10%.

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

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

On Jersey you may need a travel plug in some cases.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Jersey 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 Jersey can be found on Google news.
An overview of Jersey newspapers can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Jersey end
Official Jersey websites: and

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Jersey is 0044 or +44.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Jersey? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

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

An overview of all holidays in Jersey 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 Jersey, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Jersey?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Jersey. 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 Jersey can be found on Protected Planet.
Jersey 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 Jersey? 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 while visiting Jersey.
– 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…
…many stores in Jersey accept the Euro, due to its proximity to France?
…Jersey is often confused with the US state of New Jersey?
…Jersey becomes no less than 20% larger in area during low tide?
…Jersey was occupied by the Germans during World War II?
…Jersey is only 22 km from mainland France?