All the facts about Jersey to know to help your clients make the most of their time on our little island


Nestled in the English Channel and with views of France, Jersey is an island waiting to be discovered. You’ll find Jersey some 85 miles (137 kms) from mainland Britain and just 14 miles (22 kms) from the coast of France.    


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The Islands of Jersey is only 5 miles long and 9 miles wide and about 45 square miles in area. A small island with lots to discover!  


We speak English, with a faint Jersey accent, and as you explore, you’ll see road signs in French – relics of our Norman past. Jersey has its own native language, Jèrriais – an old Norman language with a sprinkling of Norse.  


Our currency is sterling, but the island has its own money, the Jersey pound. It’s one of the last few places you’ll see a pound note, and while the notes may look different, the value is the same.    

Time Zone

It’s the same as the UK. Jersey follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and changes to British Summer Time along with the mainland.  


As the most southerly of the Channel Islands, Jersey’s weather is relatively mild – you can expect the weather forecast in Jersey to be similar to the south coast of Britain but often slightly warmer and sunnier. The hottest days are normally found in July and August, with plenty of long sunny days with maximum temperatures often in the high 20s.  

Mobile Use

The main UK mobile networks don’t extend to Jersey and usually class phoning in Jersey as an international call. We advise visitors check with their service providers for current charges.  

Entry requirements

There are no formal immigration controls when travelling within the Common Travel Area. You don’t need to carry your passport or identity card for immigration purposes; however, customs and immigration officers may ask to see photo ID and evidence of UK immigration permissions. Always check with the airline or ferry company before date of travel to confirm the identification your clients will need.