| Traveller's Information.
Q. Do I
need a passport to come to Guernsey?
UK residents do not require a passport to visit Guernsey.
If you are travelling from the continent direct to Guernsey you will need a passport. If you travel to Guernsey from the continent via United Kingdom you will also need your passport.
Q. What is the local currency?
The Guernsey currency is British pounds sterling, local notes and coinage are interchangeable with UK tender. (we still have £1 notes!)
Q. Can I change traveller's cheques / foreign currency?
Q. What is the level of health care?
Q. Can I bring my Dog / other animals?
Q. Do I need any vaccinations / medical precautions?
Q. Do I have to have accommodation booked before arriving?
Q. How do I travel to Sark or Herm?
Q. How do I travel to Lihou Island?
Alderney can only be reached from Guernsey by Air - a 15 minute flight with Aurigny Air Services popular Trislander aircraft, an experience not to be missed. For more details contact Aurigny on 01481 723474. Also see the Alderney web site, or email them directly.
National Health Service does not operate in Guernsey.
Most doctors and dentists are in private practice and patients are required to pay for treatment. You will be asked to pay for any treatment by a GP. This can be at a surgery, at a temporary residence or in the Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital, as these services are provided by GP's in private practice. However, the Reciprocal Health Agreement only provides for immediately necessary treatment ie. urgently needed treatment for conditions which may arise during your stay.
The acute hospital in Guernsey is the Princess Elizabeth Hospital (PEH) which is operated by the Board of Health.
Hospital accommodation and medical services are provided free of charge to visitors from the UK under the Reciprocal Health Agreement.
There is a charge for the ambulance service.
Medical Insurance is recommended.Back to Top