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International travel for non-vaccinated individuals (Residents and non-residents)

This pathway is for Non-vaccinated residents and non-residents who are eligible to travel* who have not completed the full course of any approved vaccine and have travelled outside of the Common Travel Area in the 10 days before their arrival to the Isle of Man.

*(compassionate visitors, immediate family or partners, property owners or workers/those with contractual obligations/key workers)


Non-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 Manx Entry Permit if you are a non-resident and if approved:
  • Complete a landing card within the 48 hour period prior to your arrival (required by residents and non-residents)
  • Book a COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of your arrival on the island (£30)
  • Isolate for 7 days
  • Take a further test on day 6 free of charge - if this is negative you may leave isolation on day 7, if it is positive you will be subject to a further period of isolation.

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.

Manx Entry Permit application

Non-residents are required to apply for a Manx Entry Permit application BEFORE travelling. Please allow 3 working days for a response.

(Please note that the Manx Entry Permit is not required for Isle of Man Residents).   

Residents and non-residents must both still complete a landing card and complete the 7 day isolation  (with a PCR test within 48 hours of arrival and also on day 6).

Only following groups are eligible to apply:

  • Compassionate Visitors: To attend a funeral of an immediate family member / To undertake the process of resolving the estate of a recently deceased immediate family member / To travel with the remains of a deceased family member where a post mortem is to be, or has been carried out in the United Kingdom / To care for a frail, bereaved or otherwise vulnerable immediate family member / To allow a frail, bereaved or otherwise vulnerable person to travel to the Island to be cared for by a resident family member / Where a person can demonstrate that they have strong existing ties to the Isle of Man, and need to return to the Island for compelling personal health, safety or financial reasons.
  • Partners or Immediate Family members of a Manx Resident: a spouse or partner / father / mother / stepfather / stepmother / son / daughter / stepson / stepdaughter / grandmother / grandfather / grandson / granddaughter / sister / brother / the spouse or partner of any of the above.
  • Property Owners
  • Those coming to work or live (contractual obligations/key workers): You must be able to provide 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 will be asked to provide evidence of this as part of the application process. Any lease or contract of employment must be for at least 3 months. Please note, contracts supplied by friends or family will not be approved.

Please note all those over the age of 16 must apply separately.

For those applying on compassionate grounds where they would like entry into the hospital or another care setting, or into the residence of another resident must be detailed on the application, and considered separately. Permission cannot be guaranteed.

For all urgent enquires regarding IMMINENT unforeseen travel into the Isle of Man, in the first instance email: or tel: +44 1624 687171

This mailbox is monitored 7 days a week from 9am until 5pm for urgent enquiries. On receipt a member from this team will contact you. The phone line is open from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am – 4:30pm on Friday.

Landing Card

You must complete a Landing Card within the 48 hours prior to your arrival using the reference number given once your application has been approved.

Once you have completed your Landing Form 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

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. Those travelling from a red list country must follow the UK rules on hotel quarantines first.

Testing and restrictions

Once you have completed your landing form you will be directed to pay for your COVID-19 PCR test online. Once completed you will be issued an appointment for your test within 24 hours. Alternatively you will be able to book by calling the 111 team (8am-8pm 7 days a week), or if dialling from off-Island or using a UK mobile please call +44 1624 822111.

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


Travellers on this pathway may self-isolate in a household with people who have not travelled, so long as the traveller agrees to undergo testing for COVID-19. Members of the traveller’s household 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.

Until you receive the results of your test (within 24-48 hours of the test) you must adhere to the Self Isolation rules