Money & Shopping
Our currency is sterling, but the island has its own money, the Jersey pound. It’s one of the last few places you’ll see a pound note, and while the notes may look different, the value is the same. You’ll usually be given Jersey money as change when you’re shopping, but English money can be freely used and all major debit and credit cards are accepted. There are ATMs in St Helier and across the island.
Goods and Services Tax
Jersey’s 5% goods and services tax (GST) is charged on most sales. Visitors travelling by air may be able to claim GST back on single purchases of selected goods of more than £300 (refund forms are stamped at Jersey airport as you leave).
Not all local retailers are part of the GST visitor refund scheme so if you want to claim back GST, check with the store before you buy
Shops in St Helier are open normally from 09.00 until 17.30 from Monday to Saturday with some shops staying open later on Thursdays. Most shops are closed on Sundays. St Helier’s Victorian Central Market and the Fish Market close at 14.00 on Thursday afternoon, but are open from 07.30 until 17.30 Monday to Saturday.