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Non-testing pathway

This pathway is for

  • Manx Residents or eligible travellers (compassionate visitors, immediate family or partners, property owners or workers/those with contractual obligations/key workers); who
  • Do NOT want to undergo any COVID-19 Testing

If you are an Isle of Man resident and have only travelled within the Common Travel Area (UK, IOM, Ireland and Channel Islands), you will be eligible for the Resident Pathway (no application, isolation or testing).

What does it mean?

On this pathway you will be required to:

  • Isolate for 21 days
  • Travellers required to avoid all health and social care settings – except to seek emergency treatment – until the end of their isolation period
  • Travellers must not isolate with anyone who has not travelled with them

*IF THIS PATHWAY APPLIES TO YOU, PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW CAREFULLY BEFORE ARRIVAL*

Application

You will need to complete the online application form before travelling. The 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

The following will be considered to be immediate family:

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:  TNS@gov.im

Tel: +44 1624 687171

This mailbox is monitored 7 days a week from 10am until 4pm for urgent enquiries. On receipt a member from this team will contact you. The phone line is open from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Landing form

Once your application has been processed and approved you will receive a unique entry number; you will need this to complete a landing form. 

Landing forms should be completed within the 48 hours BEFORE arrival. 

Completion of this form any sooner would invalidate your application which may delay your onward journey on arrival. 

Manx residents do not need approval to leave the Island, however they still need to either travel under the ‘Resident pathway’ (if they have only been within the Common Travel Area within the 10 days prior to returning to the Island) or apply for a Vaccination Exemption (if they are fully vaccinated and have been outside of the Common Travel Area to return. If you are a resident but are not fully vaccinated and have been outside the CTA, your landing form will be used to issue you with a direction notice appropriate to your situation. Everyone travelling to the Isle of Man must complete a landing form.

Once you have completed your Landing Form you will receive an email containing a QR code, which you will need to present to Port Security Officers on arrival, along with photographic ID. This QR code can either be shown on a mobile device or printed before travel. It is recommended that you carry a printed copy of your QR code when you travel. 

For a paper version, please contact the Travel Notification Team on 01624 687171 or email tns@gov.im. This should be passed to the Port Security Officers on arrival.

You must complete a Landing Form. Failure to do so would result in you committing an offence under the Entry Restriction Regulations which carries a maximum penalty of 3 months, custody and a fine not exceeding £40,000.

Restrictions on arrival 

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 not be collected by a family member or friend that you are not isolating with, and passengers on this pathway must isolate alone or with other travellers only
  • All arriving passengers should travel directly from the port/airport to their accommodation or home
  • 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 

Go straight to your place of isolation, you cannot stop on the way to enter any retail premises or visit any person.

Isolation

Travellers on this pathway must not isolate with anyone who has not travelled with them.

If you display symptoms you must call 111 and follow their instructions.

Until your isolation ends you must follow the Self Isolation rules.

Once you have completed your self-isolation period there is no restriction preventing you from returning to work – however, each traveller should discuss this with their employer to make return to work decisions suitable to the business.