French visitor numbers bounce back since ID cards allowed, but still down 50% since Brexit 27/10/2023
The number of visitors coming to Jersey from France has dropped by nearly 50% in four years, according to a Visit Jersey report.
Work is under way to introduce a short-stay scheme for French nationals this summer, the States of Guernsey has said. / It comes after Jersey announced a change to passport rules for French nationals arriving by ferry on day trips.
French visitors to Jersey won't need a passport to travel for the first time since Brexit, under a pilot scheme announced by the island's government. / It follows a "significant decline" in the number of visitors from France since the UK left the EU and new travel restrictions came into effect.
They blame a number of factors including Brexit and the Covid pandemic, as well as supply chain problems and spiralling costs.
Its board of directors said a "period of financial difficulty" had been caused by many factors, including Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Hospitality, retail and farming leaders all highlighted that Brexit had delivered more challenges than opportunities for the Island. They said it had created ‘more red tape’ and meant fewer European employees staying to work in Jersey.
French official threatens to stop ferry sailings unless post-Brexit passport rules are relaxed 02/02/2023
A French official has warned that some ferries between the Channel Islands and France could stop running from next year unless post-Brexit rules requiring French passengers to have a passport are relaxed.
London Zoo among names to sign petition calling on action from Rishi Sunak. / Breeding schemes for endangered animals such as rhinos and monkeys are being harmed by Brexit red tape - zoos have warned.
'An absolute nightmare': Jersey refugee charities fear extra Brexit costs will end aid trips [2 mins] 10/01/2023
Each year, donations from the Channel Islands make their way across Europe to help some of the most vulnerable. / But Jersey charities say that Brexit has created an "absolute nightmare" of extra costs and added paperwork.
CONDOR is rolling out a major marketing campaign to boost the number of European visitors to the islands after the market was decimated by Brexit.
Minister hopes French will be able to use ID cards to enter Jersey – after visitor numbers dropped 'off a cliff edge' after Brexit 03/11/2022
ALLOWING French visitors to use identity cards to travel to the Channel Islands could help revitalise the tourism industry post-Brexit, according to the External Relations Minister.
THE Island ‘will not see the recovery of its fish stocks’ until licence restrictions – governing how French boats can operate here – are agreed, according to the president of the Jersey Fishermen’s Association.
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France has put the UK on alert that it could start legal proceedings if there is no further movement on post-Brexit fishing licences.
EUROPEAN workers have not been interested in coming to Jersey since Brexit and additional planned population controls are likely to exacerbate the trend, according to Jersey Farmers’ Union president Peter Le Maistre.
The European Commission had set a Friday midnight deadline for London and Paris to reach an agreement.
The government of Jersey has issued almost 50 additional licences to French boats to fish in its waters, in an apparent effort to stave off threats of sanctions from Paris.
France has threatened to impose increased customs checks on goods coming from the United Kingdom from November 2 over an ongoing fishing row.
European states will, within days, announce measures to apply pressure on London to abide by Brexit agreements sealed with the bloc when Britain left the European Union, French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday.
France warned that the U.K. is in breach of the Brexit deal after it denied several small European Union fishing boats access to its territorial waters, ratcheting up diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
BREXIT and the pandemic are fuelling a surge in interest from multi-millionaires in moving to the Island – with Jersey this year set to record one of its highest numbers of new ‘high-value’ residents.
France is blocking a post-Brexit financial services deal between the EU and the UK until Boris Johnson’s government grants fishermen fair access to British waters, officials have claimed.
France is aiming to block a post-Brexit financial services pact between the UK and the EU over a row about fishing rights.
It has not even been five months since the end of the Brexit transition period and there have been armed patrol vessels in the Channel.
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