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Extension to ID cards scheme for French nationals travelling to Jersey

02 October 2023

The Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, Deputy Helen Miles, has announced an extension to the pilot scheme allowing French nationals to travel to Jersey on day return trips from France using valid French national identity cards.

The scheme, initially due to conclude this year, will now be operative until 30 September 2024.

The Minister for Justice and Home Affairs, Deputy Helen Miles, said, "We have seen a significant increase in day trips from France to Jersey since the launch of the scheme in April 2023. Our aim is not only to boost our local economy and ferry operators but also to foster our cultural and historical connections with France."

It is important to note that while this scheme is in place for French nationals, all other travellers are required to use a valid passport for travel. 

Jersey Customs and Immigration Service has ensured that safeguards are in place with the ferry companies to account for all travellers, recognising the importance of protecting the integrity of the border as a member of the Common Travel Area. All passengers arriving in Jersey are subject to robust immigration controls to ensure the security and safety of our borders, and of the Common Travel Area. 

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