The Jersey pound is used here and notes come in denominations of £1, £5, £10, £20 & £50. There is also a £100 note available to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, which will be legal tender.
From October 2017 our £1 coins will no longer be legal tender
Tourists can claim a refund on the 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on your purchases if you spend more than £300 on a single purchase (from participating stores only)
If you are a visitor, not a resident, and are leaving on a scheduled flight, then you can claim it back at either Jersey Airport at the oversized luggage desk or at the G4S administration desk. If you are leaving on a scheduled ferry ask for the supervisor at the security point
You cannot claim if you leave the island by either private aircraft or boat
Jersey is outside of the EU for VAT purposes and any requirements requiring declaration must be made at your final destination
For a pleasant shopping experience, compare prices, enquire about refund policies and check the invoice as well as the warranty of the product before making a purchase.
Wi-Fi & Connectivity
None of the UK mobile operators have networks here, instead there are three local mobile networks. This means that when you visit Jersey, you will need to use one of the island’s own networks and that all of your calls and data will be charged at roaming rates (set by your network provider).
The main language spoken here is English, with the Norman language of Jèrriais still spoken by a few locals. Due to Jersey`s cosmopolitan status, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian are widely spoken
The island’s weather boasts the warmest summers and the mildest winter in the British Isles – the closest to a Mediterranean climate! With its high sunshine record (average of 6 hours in August), the most popular time of year to visit Jersey is between May and September when the rainfall is at its lowest and temperatures are averaging between 14 ºC (57°F) in May and up to 25 ºC (77°F) in July and August.
Electricity – Voltage: 220-240 Volts, 50Hz. Plugs have three square pins.,Primary Socket Type: British BS – 1363. A travel plug adapter will be required if your appliance is not compliant with this type of socket
Tipping is encouraged when you experience exceptional service, this would generally be above the standard 10 percent gratuity to your bill added by some restaurants and hotels.
No Smoking Areas
The law prohibits smoking in public places. There are however designated smoking areas in some entertainment outlets and open-air eateries.
Safe Drinking Water
You can drink water straight from the tap as the water in Jersey meets the quality parameters laid down by the law. You can also buy bottled water easily.
Emergency – Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade – https://www.gov.je/health/hospitals/emergencyouthours/pages/999.aspx
Flight Information – http://www.jerseyairport.com/flight/Pages/default.aspx
Bus Timetables – http://www.libertybus.je/routes_times/timetables/15/TRUE
Visa & Passport Requirements – https://www.gov.je/Travel/InformationAdvice/Visitors/Pages/index.aspx
Jersey caters to diverse tourist needs such as the elderly, wheelchair users and the visually or hearing-impaired tourists.