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Travel requirements for minors

On 10 September 2021, the Chief Minister announced changes to the current travel/border restrictions, which will come into place from Thursday 16 September 2021.

 

Children aged 15 or under are not required to complete a Manx Entry Permit or isolation exemption application, but a landing card still needs to be completed for them using the Entry/Exemption Permit issued to the adult they are travelling with. If they are using the Resident Pathway, a landing card still needs to be completed for them by the adult they are travelling with.

16 and 17 year olds may require a test upon arrival, unless they are eligible for the Resident Pathway or qualify for the vaccination exemption (pathway 1) due to receiving at least one dose of the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccination.

Please read the information carefully below, which is split by age group.

Age 0 - 11 years

  • DO require landing form. Use a responsible adult's Manx Entry Permit number (Manx Entry Permit number not required if following Resident Pathway)
  • Do NOT require testing or isolation
  • Do NOT require their own application for entry
Age 12 - 15 years
  • DO require landing form. Use a responsible adult's Manx Entry Permit number (Manx Entry Permit number not required if following Resident Pathway)
  • DO require testing and isolation (unless following Resident Pathway)
  • Do NOT require their own application for entry

The test is free of charge and can be booked on the final page of completing the landing form.

pathway 2 (test to release) 
If they have travelled within the common travel area or a green list country in the 10 days before arriving on the Isle of Man

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

pathway 3 (7 day isolation) 
If they have travelled to an amber list country in the days before arriving on the Isle of Man

Age 16 - 17 years

If NOT vaccinated please follow the below:

  • DO require a landing form. (Manx Entry Permit number not required if following Resident Pathway)
  • DO require testing and isolation (unless following Resident Pathway)
  • DO require their own application for entry

The test is free of charge and can be booked on the final page of completing the landing form.

pathway 2 (test to release) 
If they have travelled within the common travel area or a green list country in the 10 days before arriving on the Isle of Man

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

pathway 3 (7 day isolation)
If they have travelled to an amber list country in the days before arriving on the Isle of Man

If they HAVE received at least one dose of the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccination, please follow pathway 1: No Isolation or testing 

  • DO complete vaccination exemption form
  • DO require their own landing form
  • Do NOT require testing or isolation

Those who have turned 16 can apply for an exemption themselves, while applications for those 15 years and younger must be made by a responsible adult. All applications should be made at least three days before travelling.

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