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Current travel restrictions

From 00:01 Monday 24 May 2021

The Isle of Man is currently operating at Border Level 2.5 – to check if you are eligible to travel to the Island, and to apply, please visit the Eligibility and Applications page.

The following information is for those who are approved to travel only.

There are restrictions in place for all arriving passengers based on where you have travelled in 10 days preceding arrival to the Isle of Man, and whether you opt to following one of our testing pathways. The restrictions are:

Test and release     >>

I have not travelled outside of the United Kingdom, Jersey or Guernsey in the 10 days before arrival and I am happy to be tested 

7 day pathway     >>

I have travelled outside of the United Kingdom, Jersey or Guernsey in the 10 days before arrival and I am happy to be tested 

21 day default isolation     >>

I do not wish to be tested 

Compassionate visitors     >>

Accommodation for arriving travellers     >>

 

I have not travelled outside of the United Kingdom, Jersey or Guernsey in the 10 days before arrival and I am happy to be tested (Test and release)

Travellers who have not travelled outside of the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, Guernsey or Jersey within the 10 days preceding arrival on the Isle of Man will be subject to a “test to release” pathway costing £30 per person. For this pathway, all travellers (including children) must: 

  • Have a COVID-19 Test within 48 hours of arrival
  • Isolate until you receive a negative result
  • Must avoid health and social care settings – except to seek emergency treatment, or with authorisation – until ten days after arrival.
  • Take another test on day 6 for ongoing monitoring and assurance purposes.
Once you have completed your landing form you will receive an email with a unique reference number and a link to pre-book your COVID-19 test. Alternatively you will be able to book by calling the 111 team (8am-8pm 7 days a week), or if dialling from off Island or using a UK mobile please call +44 1624 822111.

Travellers will ordinarily be able to get results between 24 - 48 hours from the point of arrival, depending on the particular arrival time and within 24 hours of a booked test.

Travellers on this pathway may self-isolate in a household with people who have not travelled, so long as the traveller agrees to undergo testing for COVID-19. Members of the traveller’s household do not need to isolate unless the traveller returns a positive test

If you display symptoms you must call 111 and follow their instructions.

For information on what you can and cannot do during your time self-isolating, please visit the Self Isolation for Travellers page and check the details for the ‘Test and release’ pathway. For details about Testing please visit our Testing and Results page.

Once you have completed your self-isolation period there is no restriction preventing you from returning to work – however, each traveller should discuss this with their employer to make return to work decisions suitable to the business.

While you are able to resume normal activities after you receive your first negative test, personal vigilance is encouraged for 10 days after arrival. Travellers who have spent time in an area with higher case rates do carry an inherently higher risk of infection, so personal choices you make can impact our whole Island. Be safe, be smart and be kind. This means considering hands, face, space and ventilation in settings where there might be higher risk of transmission, such as when coming into close contact or attending crowded places.

Transport on arrival

  • Arriving passengers cannot use public transport
  • Hire cars should dropped off to a designated area for collection on your arrival
  • You may drive your own vehicle home or to the place you will self-isolate
  • You may use a pre-booked taxi service (check guidance in place with providers)
  • You may also be collected by a member of your household if you will be isolating together
  • All arriving passengers should then travel from the port/airport to their accommodation or home.

Failure to adhere to the conditions of your self-isolation is an offence under the Entry Restriction Regulations or the Potentially Infectious Persons Regulations. The penalty for non-compliance with the restrictions placed on arrival via your direction notice may include up to 3 months imprisonment and/or a fine up to £10,000.

I have travelled outside of the United Kingdom, Jersey or Guernsey in the 10 days before arrival and I am happy to be tested  (7 day pathway)

Travellers who have travelled outside of the Isle of Man, United Kingdom, Guernsey or Jersey within the 10 days preceding arrival on the Isle of Man will be subject to a “7 day” pathway costing £30 per person. For this pathway, all travellers (including children) must: 

  • Have a COVID-19 Test within 48 hours of arrival
  • Isolate for 7 days
  • Take a further test on day 6 free of charge – if this is negative you may leave isolation on day 7, if it is positive you must continue to isolate until you receive a negative result
  • Avoid health and social care settings – except to seek emergency treatment, or with authorisation – until ten days after arrival.
Once you have completed your landing form you will receive an email with a unique reference number and a link to pre-book your COVID-19 test. Alternatively you will be able to book by calling the 111 team (8am-8pm 7 days a week), or if dialling from off Island or using a UK mobile please call +44 1624 822111.

Travellers will ordinarily be able to get results between 24 - 48 hours from the point of arrival, depending on the particular arrival time and within 24 hours of a booked test.

Travellers on this pathway may self-isolate in a household with people who have not travelled, so long as the traveller agrees to undergo testing for COVID-19. Members of the traveller’s household do not need to isolate unless the traveller returns a positive test.

If you display symptoms you must call 111 and follow their instructions.

For information on what you can and cannot do during your time self-isolating, please visit the Self Isolation for travellers page and check the details for the ‘7 day’ pathway. For details about Testing please visit our Testing and Results page.

Once you have completed your self-isolation period there is no restriction preventing you from returning to work – however, each traveller should discuss this with their employer to make return to work decisions suitable to the business.

While you are able to resume normal activities after you receive your first negative test, personal vigilance is encouraged for 10 days after arrival. Travellers who have spent time in an area with higher case rates do carry an inherently higher risk of infection, so personal choices you make can impact our whole Island. Be safe, be smart and be kind. This means considering hands, face, space and ventilation in settings where there might be higher risk of transmission, such as when coming into close contact or attending crowded places.

Transport on arrival

  • Arriving passengers cannot use public transport
  • Hire cars should dropped off to a designated area for collection on your arrival
  • You may drive your own vehicle home or to the place you will self-isolate
  • You may use a pre-booked taxi service (check guidance in place with providers)
  • You may also be collected by a member of your household if you will be isolating together
  • All arriving passengers should then travel from the port/airport to their accommodation or home.

Failure to adhere to the conditions of your self-isolation is an offence under the Entry Restriction Regulations or the Potentially Infectious Persons Regulations. The penalty for non-compliance with the restrictions placed on arrival via your direction notice may include up to 3 months imprisonment and/or a fine up to £10,000. 

I do not wish to undergo testing (21 day isolation)

Travellers arriving to the Isle of Man who do not wish to have our COVID-19 tests will be subject to a “21 day” pathway. For this pathway, all travellers (including children) must: 

  • Isolate for 21 days
  • Travellers required to avoid health and social care settings – except to seek emergency treatment – until the end of their isolation period.
  • Travellers must isolate alone or with other travellers

For information on what you can and cannot do during your time self-isolating, please visit the Self Isolation page and check the details for the ‘Self Isolation- Positive’ pathway. As you have opted not to take a COVID-19 test this means that your isolation restrictions will be directed as if you returned a positive test.

If you display symptoms you must call 111 and follow their instructions.

Once you have completed your self-isolation period there is no restriction preventing you from returning to work – however, each traveller should discuss this with their employer to make return to work decisions suitable to the business.

Transport on arrival

  • Arriving passengers cannot use public transport
  • Hire cars should dropped off to a designated area for collection on your arrival
  • You may drive your own vehicle home or to the place you will self-isolate
  • You may use a pre-booked taxi service (check guidance in place with providers)
  • You may also be collected by a member of your household if you will be isolating together
  • All arriving passengers should then travel from the port/airport to their accommodation or home.

Failure to adhere to the conditions of your self-isolation is an offence under the Entry Restriction Regulations or the Potentially Infectious Persons Regulations. The penalty for non-compliance with the restrictions placed on arrival via your direction notice may include up to 3 months imprisonment and/or a fine up to £10,000.

Compassionate visitors

As a compassionate visitor you are required to follow the same pathways as above based on where you have travelled in 10 days preceding arrival to the Isle of Man, and whether you opt to following one of our testing pathways. Compassionate visitors should refer to their direction notice for any agreed modifications to isolation requirements eg. to allow a compassionate visit to the hospital. These modifications will vary depending on your circumstances and the information provided in your application.

Once you have completed your landing form you will receive an email with a unique reference number and a link to pre-book your COVID-19 test. Alternatively you will be able to book by calling the 111 team (8am-8pm 7 days a week), or if dialling from off Island or using a UK mobile please call +44 1624 822111.

Failure to adhere to the conditions of your self-isolation is an offence under the Entry Restriction Regulations or the Potentially Infectious Persons Regulations. The penalty for non-compliance with the restrictions placed on arrival via your direction notice may include up to 3 months imprisonment and/or a fine up to £10,000.

For details about Testing please visit our Testing and Results page.