Useful Information

Travelling to Guernsey

When travelling to The Islands of Guernsey, you will need to check passport and visa requirements, make sure you have licences for any caravans and ensure that you are aware of customs allowances. 

Photo Identification / Passports

If you are arriving into the Channel Islands direct from the UK or Republic of Ireland, you do not need a passport but all visitors do require some form of photographic identification. If in doubt over acceptable forms of ID, please contact your carrier directly.

If you are arriving into the Channel Islands from outside the UK or Republic of Ireland, irrespective of your nationality, you must have a valid passport.

Non-British / European nationals travelling to the Channel Islands from outside the UK or Republic of Ireland, should check whether they require a visa. If a visa is required it must be obtained prior to travel from a British Consulate or British High Commission in their usual country of residence.

For further details on immigration, please contact the Guernsey Border Agency Office on https://gov.gg/article/150786/Contact-Us---Passports-and-Immigration  or email: immigration@gba.gov.gg

Motor Caravans, Trailers, Caravans & Trailer Tents

A limited number of motorhomes can be accommodated on the four authorised campsites on the Island - Fauxquets Valley, La Balloterie, Le Vaugrat and Beaucette Campervans.  A motorhome permit must be obtained in advance from the campsite and this must be available for inspection by the ferry operator and the Guernsey Border Agency.  In addition, touring caravans can now also be accommodated at Le Vaugrat campsite by permit which must be obtained in advance from the campsite and be available for inspection by the ferry operator and the Guernsey Border Agency.  Permission is not needed to bring a trailer tent to the Island.  More information can be found on the government website: https://www.gov.gg/motorhomescaravans 

Customs Allowance

Guernsey is not part of the EU; therefore the maximum allowances are:

Tobacco: 

200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco.

Alcohol: 

Over 22% by volume (spirits/liqueurs) 1 litre or under 22% volume (including fortified, sparkling wine and other liqueurs) 2 litres and Still table wine 4 litres plus 4 extra litres of still table wine if no spirits, liqueurs, fortified or sparkling wines are purchased  and Beer or cider (or a combination)  50 litres.

Other Goods: 

  1. a) If brought in from a place within the customs territory of the European Community, and provided all duties have been paid, goods to an unlimited value.
  2. b) If brought in from a place outside the customs territory of the European Community by a person

– travelling on a commercial air or sea service, goods to a value of £390

– travelling by private aircraft or private vessel, goods to a value of £270

If you bring something worth more than the monetary limit, you will have to pay duty on the full value, not just on the value above the limit.  If you are travelling as a family or group, you cannot pool your individual allowances towards an item worth more than the limit. You will have to pay duty on the full value of the item. People under the age of 17 cannot have the tobacco or alcohol allowance.

For more information visit: https://www.gov.gg/article/120183/Duty-Free-Allowances