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Communications

Phones

The code for Guernsey is 01481 from the UK and +44 1481 internationally. Mobile networks require a roaming facility plus international dialling codes. ‘Pay as you go’ phones only operate in Guernsey where there is an agreement with the network provider. Please check with your provider if in doubt. Please note roaming charges will apply if you use your UK mobile phone in Guernsey.

Stamps

Sending a postcard home? The main post office is in La Vrangue,  St Peter Port with smaller post offices around the island. You’ll need a Guernsey postage stamp on all mail posted in the island.

Do note that there are no collections or deliveries after 17.00 on Friday except during the festive season

 

Language

We speak English - with a faint Guernsey accent and as you explore you’ll see road signs in French, relics of our Norman past. Guernsey has its own native language, Guernésiais - an old Norman language with a sprinkling of Norse. Although you may not hear it spoken, it’s part of the island’s heritage - look closely and you’ll see traces of it around the island from map locations to street names.