Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US State Department currently recommends US citizens consult its website daily via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances about visiting the United Kingdom and Jersey.

Passport/Visa Requirements

For the latest passport and visa requirements for this country, please consult the U.S. State Department’s “Learn About Your Destination” search tool, available through the link below.

US Embassy/Consulate

+(44)(20) 7499-9000; US Embassy London, 33 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW11 7US, United Kingdom

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

112, 999


The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Jersey: polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, COVID-19, and influenza


Temperate; mild winters and cool summers

Currency (Code)

Jersey pounds (JEP)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): G

Plug Type G

Major Languages

English, Portuguese

Major Religions

Protestant (Anglican, Baptist, Congregational New Church, Methodist, Presbyterian), Roman Catholic

Time Difference

UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

St. Helier (includes Royal Square, Jersey Museum); St. Aubin's Harbour; Mont Orgueil Castle; La Hougue Bie; Jersey Zoo; War Tunnels; Military Museum

Major Sports

Cricket, soccer, rugby, swimming, golf

Cultural Practices

Handshaking is customary when introduced to someone for the first time.

Tipping Guidelines

A service charge is not normally added to the bill, unless it is a large party; therefore, it is acceptable to leave 10% of the total. Taxi drivers do not expect tips. It is acceptable to tip hotel staff a small amount if they provide excellent service. Leave the extra change at a bar or nightclub.


Jersey Black Butter, apple brandy, wine, cider, handmade chocolates; lavender bath and body products, candles, sachets, and edibles; ceramics and pottery

Traditional Cuisine

Bean jar — a one-pot dish typically made with pig’s trotter, haricot beans, butter beans, bay leaves, onions, and carrots; the dish is baked for 6-8 hours

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2024