Visa and entry requirements Jersey:
Passport not required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your Jersey trip:

Jersey is the largest and most populous Channel Island with around 100,000 inhabitants. It is located in the English Channel around 150 kilometers off Great Britain and around 25 kilometers off the west coast of France.

Jersey, like the other Channel Islands, is not part of the United Kingdom. However, it is directly subordinate to the British Crown, although it has its own parliament. For this reason, the Channel Island is not part of the European Union. Due to its independent administration and independent tax system, the island of Jersey attracts many foreign investors. As a result of the generally low tax rates, the island is considered a well-known tax haven. One in four Jersey residents works directly or indirectly in the local financial sector.

The island has its own currency, the Jersey pound sterling, which is based on the British pound at a ratio of 1 to 1. The most important economic sectors apart from the financial sector, with a share of 45%, are the tourism industry and agriculture.

The capital of the island and the most important center for visitors is St. Helier with around 34,000 inhabitants. In addition to the capital, there are numerous other tourist destinations, such as the archaeological sites, Mont Orgueil Castle, the Elizabeth Castle or the Quetivel mill. Several bays such as St. Quens Bay, Saint Aubin, the Bay of Grouville or Saint Brelade are ideal for beach holidays.

Jersey is the sunniest of all the British Isles, has long stretches of beaches, making it the most visited tourist destination outside of mainland Britain.

In June 2016 I spent a day on the Channel Island of Jersey. I traveled from London Gatwick with the airline EasyJet. While I got cheaply and quickly from the airport to the city center with the airport shuttle, I was able to admire the entire beauty of the island during the 30-minute journey. The town of St. Helier has a small shopping area and a beautiful harbor promenade with several cafes, bars and restaurants.

After seeing the city's main attractions very comfortably on foot, I spent the entire afternoon at the harbor. I enjoyed the wonderful, sunny day on the terrace of a busy restaurant, something that is not so common in Great Britain.

In any case, the island of Jersey is not as quiet as neighboring Guernsey. However, with the temperatures being a bit too cool for me, I can't really imagine a beach holiday there. Jersey impresses more with its widespread historical fortresses or with its different French and British cultures. Due to the many hiking trails, the island is particularly suitable for hikers or cyclists.

In the evening I flew on to Guernsey with the airline “Blue Islands”, the company from the Channel Islands.