While participating in the Common Travel Area, the Bailiwick of Guernsey located off the coast of Normandy within the English Channel, is not a part of the European Union. Spread over a total area of 78 square kilometers, along with the main Island of Guernsey, the archipelago embraces the other islands of Herm, Sark, Alderney, Jethou, Burhou, Lihou and their corresponding islets. Part of the Channel Islands, Guernsey is situated 48 kilometers to the west of Normandy coast and about 121 kilometers to the south of Weymouth.
Featuring a temperate climate with mild winters and cool sun-warmed summers, Guernsey economy is largely supported by tourism, manufacturing and horticulture. Served by the St. Peter and St. Sampson’s ports and harbors, Guernsey has two paved airports with a dedicated airline. Mostly inhabited by British citizens, the main island of Guernsey is divided into ten parishes for administrative purposes.