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Travel and borders

As of 6am on Friday 27 March 2020, the Isle of Man’s borders are closed to passengers.

There will be no commercial flights or light aircraft permitted to land at  Ronaldsway Airport.

There are only five exceptions to these travel restrictions: 

  1. A very limited group of people who are necessary to the Island’s critical national infrastructure or for the preservation of human life. These people will need prior written approval before they are allowed to travel. 

  2. A very limited group of Isle of Man residents whose work is necessary for the UK’s critical national infrastructure or for the preservation of human life. These people will need prior written approval before they are allowed to travel.

  3. Isle of Man residents currently living overseas who wish to return to the Isle of Man. From 3 June there will be an increase in the number of sailings from one to two boats weekly with a maximum of fifty passengers on each. This will increase the number of residents who can come back from the United Kingdom. Places for each sailing will be allocated on a first come first served basis and people will still have to quarantine either at home or an approved location on arrival to the Isle of Man – either alone or with the people they travelled with. See the Isle of Man repatriation page for more information.

  4. Isle of Man residents leaving the Island to see immediate family for compassionate reasons (for example end of life or to attend a funeral). See the Isle of Man compassionate return page for more information.

  5. Non-Island residents who wish to travel to the Isle of Man on compassionate grounds, either to attend the funeral of a close family member or to visit a terminally ill close family relative. See Compassionate application for UK residents for more information and to apply

These measures will be in place until further notice. This will be kept under review in light of the spread of infection on the Island and the situation across in the UK.