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Travel & borders

Travel advice & registration

Travel advice

The advice at the present time is that Isle of Man residents should not travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

Application forms and landing forms

From 00:01 hours on Thursday 7 January 2021, the borders to the Isle of Man will be restricted to residents and a small number of critical key workers. As such, applications for compassionate and contractual entry cannot be accepted.

Isle of Man Resident and Student Travel

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.

Private vessels and aircrafts

Only vessels carrying residents are permitted to arrive in the island at the present time.

Patient transfers

Information and advice for patient transfers.

Advice for returning residents

Household isolation and exercise

If you do travel and return, then you cannot isolate within the household, unless they too have travelled with you as a unit.


All returning residents isolate at their own cost in a separate household. You must not self-isolate with members of the same household unless they have travelled with you.

Booking accommodation and financial support for returning residents

All those returning must self-isolate away from their household at their own cost. A list of accommodation providers is available.


Border changes with effect from 5 January 2021

Entry only approved for returning Isle of Man residents and a very small number of key workers critical to the preservation of life or national infrastructure. There are revised rules around self isolation, testing and exercise

Borders framework

The Isle of Man is operating at Border Level 5b.