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Essential Information

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION


Passports & Identification

To gain entry into Guernsey from the Continent you and your children (of all ages) require either a Passport or Identity Card. If travelling from the UK you will need some form of identification which includes a photo - Passport, Driving Licence etc.


Currency

The currency in Guernsey is sterling. The States of Guernsey issue their own notes and coins, but all UK notes and coins are legal tender - Euros can be exchanged at most Post Offices and some banks in St. Peter Port and can be used in some of the larger shops.


Travel Insurance and Healthcare in the Channel Islands

Since 31st March 2009 the reciprocal healthcare between the Channel Islands and UK has been dissolved. Anyone travelling to the Islands, which include Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, will be required to pay for medical treatment should they become ill or injured there after this date. Visitors should therefore take out adequate insurance before they travel and the policy should include cover for emergency medical expenses plus repatriation in order that all treatment costs can be claimed. Please note that the European health Insurance card does not extend to include the Channel Islands. We are not authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and cannot therefore recommend any specific insurance provider although We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance to cover the cost of your holiday.  Guest First Travel insurance provide cancellation insurance - please click here to visit their website at to see if their insurance meets your requirements.

Hire of wheelchairs etc can be made from the Health Care Equipment Centre on 01481 729268

Driving

Driving is on the left hand side. There is a maximum speed enforcement of 35 miles per hour, with further restrictions in Parish Centres, near schools and some coastal areas in the summer months.

Parking

Parking is available at all properties.  Parking in Guernsey is free and operates on a Disc Parking Scheme. Parking Discs are available from the Housekeepers or Condor Ferries & Tourist Information Desks at the Airport and Harbour.

Shops

On Sundays and Bank Holidays most of the larger supermarkets and town shops are closed except for corner shops and the smaller convenience stores attached to garages. Visitor Attractions are mostly open 7 days a week during the main visitor season. See separate information regarding closest shops to each property.

Guernsey Public Holidays

Good Friday

Easter Monday

May Day (First Monday in May)

Liberation Day (9th May)

Spring Bank Holiday (Last Monday in May)

August Bank Holiday (Last Monday in August)

Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Language

English

Electricity

Electricity is supplied at 240 volts (50 hertz). An adapter is needed if travelling from Continental Europe.