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Isle of Man Resident and Student Travel

From 00.01 hours on Thursday 7 January 2021, all returning residents MUST have a COVID test on day 1 or 2 of arrival, and another on day 7 and 13.

This will be at a cost of £50 each and must be booked through 111.

If you do not wish to have a test, then you will be expected to complete 21 days of mandatory self-isolation instead, to remove any residual risk to the community.

This only applies to arrivals from this date, so if you arrived before this date, the testing regime of day 1 and 13 applies.

As part of Isle of Man Government response to COVID-19 pandemic a Borders Framework has been developed to reduce the spread and transmission of COVID-19 infection.

See Borders Framework for current restrictions in place.

Isle of Man resident and student registration  

We do understand that whilst these border and travel restrictions are in place this may be a cause for concern for residents who wish to travel off island and return again. 

Residents or students do not need to register to leave the Island - anyone is free to leave at any time.  However in order to return, you must register to enable you to complete a landing form.

If you are not sure of your residency status please view the residency criteria.

Please ensure that all persons over the age of 16 years register separately.

Applications should register as ‘an Isle of Man resident wishing to register for travel’.

Register here >>

Residents will receive a Manx Entry Certificate, with a unique Resident Registration (RR) Number.

This reference number should be used when you intend to travel to the Isle of Man A Landing Application Form MUST be completed within 48 hours of arrival. 

Failure to do so, would result in you committing an offence under the Entry Restriction Regulations which carries a maximum penalty of 3 months, custody and a fine not exceeding £40,000.

If you have any queries with this registration process please contact:

Travel Notification Service (TNS)

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

Tel: +44 1624 687171
Email: tns@gov.im

I am a resident. Can I leave the Island and return?

From the 7 January 2021, the Isle of Man moved to Level 5 of our Borders framework.

Whilst all residents are free to leave the Island, it is strongly discouraged, unless it is absolutely essential.

At the present time you are able to return, however, should the situation suddenly worsen this cannot be guaranteed.

When will the borders be open?

The Isle of Man moved to Level 5 of our Borders framework from 7 January 2021. This is will reviewed after 21 days, taking into consideration the spread of infection on the Island and the situation in the United Kingdom. Borders will only be reopened once it is deemed clinically safe to do so.