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General map of Channel Islands

Medical Summary

The health risk information presented here is summarized from Shoreland Travax®, a decision-support tool used by health care providers to perform a detailed health risk analysis based on specific locations, individual travel styles, and traveler risk behaviors. Travax provides practitioners current, independently researched malaria risk and prevention recommendations in a map-based format that goes beyond the annual WHO and US CDC statements included here. Not included here are current reports from Travax of disease outbreaks or environmental events that may pose elevated risks to travelers’ health and safety. The Providers section of this site offers a directory of health care providers who utilize Shoreland Travax for travel health counseling. Learn more about the detailed reports and maps available from these practitioners (includes links to samples).


See also: COVID-19 Traveler Summary

Daily new cases: 27 (7-day rolling average)

Daily new cases / 100,000: 16

Daily new deaths: < 1 (7-day rolling average)

Daily new deaths / 100,000: 0.4

14-Day Case Change: -77%

General Information

Channel Islands, a dependent territory of the English Crown (and composed of the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey), is an industrialized nation in the top 25% of the world's economies. Located in western Europe in the English Channel (north of France and south of the United Kingdom), the climate is classified as humid temperate (no dry season).


Depending on your itinerary, your personal risk factors, and the length of your visit, your health care provider may offer you vaccination against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal meningitis, or rabies. Routine immunizations, such as those that prevent tetanus/diphtheria or "childhood" diseases, should be reviewed and updated as needed.


See also: Library article for Malaria

The following is current information as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

WHO—International Travel and Health (current online update, Country List)

No statement given.

CDC—Health Information for International Travel (current online edition)

Areas with malaria: None.
Drug resistance: Not applicable.

Other Concerns

Travelers' Diarrhea

See also: Library article for Travelers' Diarrhea

Minimal risk (comparable to that in other industrialized countries) exists throughout the country. Community sanitation is generally good, and health concerns related to food and beverages are minimal.

Travelers should carry loperamide for self-treatment of diarrhea and, if risk is moderate to high, an antibiotic to add if diarrhea is severe. Consult a knowledgeable health care provider regarding which antibiotic is appropriate for you and most effective for your destination.

Other Disease and Health Risks

Additional concerns include marine hazards.

Consular Advice

The material below includes information from the US Department of State (DOS), the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCO), Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), as well as from additional open-source material. Standard safety precautions that apply to all international travel can be found in the Library article Safety and Security.

Terrorism Risk

Risk of attack by transnational terrorist groups exists throughout Europe. Targets may include domestic and international organizations and businesses; public places and events, including those frequented by tourists; and transportation systems.


Negligible risk of violent crime exists throughout the country.

Transportation Safety

National incidence data on traffic-related injury or death are not available.

Consular Information

Selected Embassies or Consulates in Channel Islands, dependent territories of the English Crown

  • United States: The U.S. does not have an embassy or consulate in Channel Islands.
  • Canada: Canada does not have an embassy or consulate in Channel Islands.
  • United Kingdom: U.K. does not have an embassy or consulate in Channel Islands.
  • Australia: Australia does not have an embassy or consulate in Channel Islands.

Channel Islands' Embassies or Consulates in Selected Countries

  • In the U.S.: Channel Islands does not have an embassy or consulate in the U.S.
  • In Canada: Channel Islands does not have an embassy or consulate in Canada.
  • In the U.K.: Channel Islands does not have an embassy or consulate in the U.K.
  • In Australia: Channel Islands does not have an embassy or consulate in Australia.

Visa/HIV Testing

HIV testing is not required to obtain a tourist, work, or residence visa.