Harbour Ferry Terminal
Guernsey has one ferry terminal located on the New Jetty in St Peter Port which is easily accessible and offers a range of facilities.
Condor Ferries operate between Guernsey, Jersey, St. Malo, Poole, and Portsmouth.
Manche Isles Express operate between Guernsey, Sark, Jersey, Dielette, and Granville.
Passports and Immigration
If you are arriving in the Channel Islands direct from the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland, you do not need a passport. However, all carriers will require some form of photographic identification. If in doubt over acceptable forms of ID, please contact your carrier direct.
If you are arriving in the island from outside the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland, irrespective of your nationality, you must have a valid passport or travel document - European Union and Swiss nationals may use their national identity cards.
Non-British /European Union nationals travelling to the Channel Islands from outside the United Kingdom 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 Guernsey Border Agency on 44 (0) 1481 741420 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customs and Duty Free
Persons under 17 are not entitled to tobacco or alcohol allowances
It is the responsibility of the every member of the public to be aware of the relevant laws and customs duties that are applicable to whatever jurisdiction or country they are travelling to.
Guernsey is not part of the EU; therefore the maximum allowances are:
- 200 cigarettes or
- 100 cigarillos or
- 50 cigars or
- 250 grams of tobacco
- over 22% by volume (spirits/strong liqueurs) 1 litre or
- under 22% volume (inc fortified and sparkling wine and other liqueurs) 2 litres
- Still table wine 4 litres
- plus four extra litres of still table wine if no spirits,
- liqueurs, fortified or sparkling wines
- Beer or cider (or a combination) 50 litres
- Perfume 66cc
- Eau de toilette 250cc
- 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.
- 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.
Travelling with pets
Travelling from the UK
A Pet Passport is not required for pet cats and dogs travelling directly between the United Kingdom and Guernsey.
Travelling from the EU
A Pet Passport is required for pet cats and dogs travelling from mainland Europe, including UK based pets that have travelled to Europe and return via Guernsey. Pets cannot travel in private yachts or by air. The only approved route to Guernsey is by Ferry from St Malo on Condor Ferries.
Ferry staff in Saint Malo are required to check the documentation of all pets and those without valid Pet Passports will not be allowed to board the ferry.
To obtain a Pet Passport pets must be microchipped before being vaccinated against Rabies and:
From 1st January 2012 pets must wait 21 days from the date of the Rabies vaccination before travelling. Dogs must receive treatment against tapeworms 24 - 120 hours (1- 5 days) before arrival.
For further information, call +44 (0) 1481 234567 or email the States of Guernsey Veterinary Officer
Further information: UK Government guide to travelling with pets