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Private marine vessels

Private vessels

These are any vessels in use where no person or entity is being rewarded to carry the persons or goods on board.

Private marine vessels traveling to the European Union

On their first arrival in France from Jersey, vessels are required to clear Customs and Immigration at a designated port of arrival. The requirement will be to notify the port authority at that designated port of their arrival. The port authority will notify the relevant border officials.

Arrival in ports of Dielette, Carteret, Portbail and Cherbourg on Les Ports de la Manche

If, in exceptional circumstances, a vessel's first port of arrival is not a designated port, that port authority must be notified to allow entry.

British nationals arriving in France should expect to have their passports stamped on arrival in France and departure from France.

The designated ports (Points de Passage Frontalier or PPF) relevant to the Channel Islands are Brest, Carteret, Cherbourg, Granville, Roscoff, St Brieuc and St Malo.

For more information contact the relevant French port authority.

The EU have published guidance on a list of border crossings in the Official Journal of the EU (refer to page 21 on this notice).

Private marine vessels arriving in Jersey

Customs and Immigration requirements are in addition to any health related requirements for anyone arriving in the Bailiwick of Jersey.

Everyone arriving on a private vessel from outside the Common Travel Area (Jersey, Guernsey, UK, Ireland and Isle of Man) and who are not either a British or Irish national must complete a Maritime Customs and Immigration Declaration prior to arrival in Jersey or immediately on their arrival.

Declaration and COVID-19 travel form

A Maritime Customs and Immigration Declaration must also be submitted if you have goods to declare and have arrived from outside the Bailiwick of Jersey.

Currently due to COVID-19 restrictions, visiting mariners may only disembark in Jersey in the port of St Helier.

Maritime Customs and Immigration declaration

Travelling to Jersey COVID-19 guidance and travel form

If you have not submitted a declaration

If you have not submitted a declaration in advance of your travel a yellow 'Q' flag must be raised and a Maritime Customs and Immigration Declaration submitted immediately on arrival.

If you are unable to submit the declaration on your personal device, facilities will be available at St Helier Marina Office.

All persons must remain in the port area on their vessel until a Maritime Customs and Immigration Declaration has been submitted.

Information for nationals

On submission of the form those nationals listed who do not intend to work, study or settle in Jersey will be free to leave the port area, subject to current COVID-19 requirements. They will have immigration permission to visit Jersey for up to 6 months. They cannot work or access public funds.

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America

For all other nationals or those listed that intend to work, study or settle in Jersey and do not have EU pre-settled or settled status must remain in the port area on board their vessel until granted Immigration clearance by the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service.

Duty free

Read further information about duty free allowances.

More information about Jersey Harbours is on the Ports of Jersey website.

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