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International travel for fully vaccinated individuals

This pathway is for Isle of Man residents and non-residents who have travelled outside of the Common Travel Area in the 10 days before arrival to the Island and who are fully vaccinated* 

 

Vaccinated – International Travel
Do I need: Aged 11 or under Aged 12+ including adults
A Vaccine Exemption    
A Manx Entry Permit    
A Landing Card    
A Lateral Flow Test    
A PCR test    
To isolate    

 

What does this mean?

On this pathway you will be required to:

  • Apply for a Vaccination Exemption, and if approved:
  • Submit a landing form within the 48 hour period prior to your arrival
  • Take an LFT on Island within 12 hours of arriving
  • Submit the result online
  • If your result is positive following your arrival please continue to isolate, once you have reported the positive LFT result you will be provided with details on what to do next.

For children aged 15 and under, a landing card needs to be completed for them by the adult they are travelling with.

Travellers are encouraged to test themselves for 7 days with lateral flow tests following arrival to the Island.

*Fully vaccinated means those travellers who are:

  • 18 or over and have had the full course (one or two doses) of an approved COVID-19 vaccine -
    • Pfizer BioNTech,
    • Oxford/AstraZeneca,
    • Moderna,
    • Johnson and Johnson,
    • Sinovac-CoronaVac,
    • Sinopharm Beijing,
    • Covaxin,
    • AstraZeneca Covishield,
    • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria,
    • Moderna Takeda,
    • or trials of Com-COV, Com-COV2, Valneva and Novavax.
  • aged 12 - 17 and have had at least one dose of the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  • AND on arrival, at least two weeks has passed since the full course was administered

Vaccination Exemption application

You will need to complete the online application form and submit proof of your vaccine status before you complete your landing card. Please note that this can take up to 3 days.  Please also note that this is a one-time application that you do not need to reapply for. Therefore if you have previously made a Vaccination Exemption, please reuse these same exemption numbers.

Landing Card

You must complete a Landing Card within the 48 hour period prior to your arrival on Island, using the reference number(s) given once your Vaccination Exemption application has been approved.

Once you have completed your Landing Card you will receive an email containing a QR code, which you will need to present to Ports Access Officer on arrival, along with photographic ID.

For a paper version, please contact the Travel Notification Team on 01624 687171 or email travel@gov.im

Individuals travelling are able to transit through the UK and go straight to the Isle of Man without having to complete any UK testing or isolation.

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 but we would strongly encourage people to take suitable precautions (such as sitting in the rear passenger seat diagonally opposite the driver, with windows open and a face covering)
  • All arriving passengers should then travel from the port/airport to their accommodation or home
  • It is mandatory that face coverings are worn on public transport and when visiting any health and social care settings.
  • It is expected that face coverings are worn in crowded or indoor spaces with limited ventilation such as retail settings. Some businesses may require you to wear a mask as a condition of entry
  • 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

Isolation

Members of the traveller’s household also do not need to isolate. If the traveller tests positive, close contacts are encouraged to use the 7-day lateral flow home testing kits. Those isolating should not mix with other members of the household.

If you display symptoms you must stay at home, call 111 and follow their instructions.