Brexit-Free Channel Islands

5th November 2019

As part of the British Isles, but not part of the United Kingdom, the status of Jersey and Guernsey and the Channel Islands is that of a Crown Dependency. The Channel Islands are not signatories to the EU, are self-governing and are Brexit-free for British visitors.

Refreshingly, this allows travel between mainland Britain and Jersey and Guernsey to remain untouched by any political uncertainty wider afield. For holidaymakers to the Channel Islands, no additional, expensive cover is required, no costly currency exchanges apply, no long queues at customs are to be expected. 

The long-standing free movement of people between Britain and the Channel Islands will continue as it always has. The Pound Sterling currency (Jersey and Guernsey also have their own Mint which produces charming Channel Islands notes), the same clock as the UK, changing to British Summer Time together with the mainland, and driving on the left-hand side of the road will continue to happily co-exist alongside French place names, a sunny European climate and a relaxed Continental café culture.

With flight schedules between the Britain and the Channel Islands already published for 2020, the routes are busier than ever. All regions are served in addition to the traditional Gatwick departures, and travellers can depart from Manchester, Southampton, Edinburgh, Bristol, Newcastle, Southend, London Luton, Glasgow, London City, Liverpool, Exeter and Belfast. Other routes exist, and if your local airport isn’t here, simply give us a call, and we’ll find the best route for your Channel Islands short break.

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