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Travel advice

Isle of Man Residents

The Isle of Man has moved from Level 5 to Level 4 in the Isle of Man Borders Framework.

This means that Isle of Man residents can register to enable non-essential return travel to the Isle of Man, if they are prepared to self-isolate for 14 days on their return.

You do not need to register to leave the Island - anyone is free to leave at any time.

Following registration, Island residents wishing to return must complete a Landing Form within 48-hours prior to arrival back to the Island. The Landing Form will request arrival details including the address at which you will be isolating on your return, as well as your contact number, and a health declaration.

Random and unscheduled checks will be made on those returning to the Island to ensure compliance with the self-isolation requirement helping to protect the wider Island community. 

Should you wish to register, please see the full guidance and application process.

Non-IoM Residents

Access to the Isle of Man remains tightly restricted for non-residents.

There are a small number of categories that allow for entry to the island, but ONLY where an individual has been provided with an Exemption Certificate. This is a limited group of people who are necessary to the Island’s critical national infrastructure or for the preservation of human life.

As a non-resident, it is not possible to enter the island without an Exemption Certificate. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence.

It is also a legal requirement to undertake 14 days of mandatory self-isolation and you must not leave your accommodation during this period.

Non-IoM residents wishing to enter the Island for compassionate reasons

Travel to the Isle of Man for non-residents on compassionate grounds can be granted for a number of reasons. Each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please see the guidelines to determine whether you qualify to enter the Isle of Man on compassionate grounds.

Should you wish to apply for an exemption certificate on compassionate grounds, please see the full guidance and application process

Non-IoM residents seeking to move permanently to the Island to live or work

If you were due to move, or are now in the process of moving to the Isle of Man to live or work and can show evidence that you have entered into a legally-binding contract to establish a business, take up employment, purchase a property or sign a tenancy agreement, you can apply for an exemption to travel to the Island.

Please see the full guidance and application process.