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Travel to the Isle of Man

As of 4am on Monday 4th October 2021 the Isle of Man has aligned itself with England’s rules for international travel.

This means that for International Travel, the Isle of Man has moved away from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a simple system of the ‘red list’ and the ‘rest of the world’.

  • Travel to the Island is still prohibited if someone has travelled to, or through, a country on England’s travel red list in the 10 days before their arrival to the Isle of Man.
  • If someone has travelled to the ‘rest of the world’ in the 10 days before their arrival to the Isle of Man and they are fully vaccinated then they are not required to isolate or enter testing under the no isolation, no testing pathway. This applies to both residents and non-residents.
  • If someone has travelled to the “rest of the world” in the 10 days before their arrival to the Isle of Man and they are not fully vaccinated then they will be required to enter the 7 day isolation pathway. This applies to both residents and non-residents. Non-residents would still have to meet the entry criteria that is currently in place.

The changes introduced on the 4th October are only for International Travel and the rules for anyone who has only travelled within the Common Travel Area in the 10 days before their arrival in the Isle of Man have not changed.

If you are an Isle of Man Resident you are able to use the resident pathway. If you are not an Isle of Man Resident but are fully vaccinated then you are able to enter the no isolation, no testing pathway.  If you are not an Isle of Man Resident and are not fully vaccinated then you have to meet the entry criteria currently in place and would enter the test to release pathway upon your arrival.

 

All travellers who are not eligible for the Resident Pathway are required to complete either a vaccination exemption form or apply for an entry permit.

If you are an Isle of Man resident and have only been within the Common Travel Area (CTA) in the 10 days before arrival to the Isle of Man, you are eligible for the Resident Pathway. This means you can enter the Isle of Man without an application, vaccination exemption, testing or isolation.

You must still complete a landing form and health declaration, and be able to provide identification if requested to do so by an Authorised Officer. You must also be able to demonstrate residency if required.

Please visit our Travel requirements for minors page for information about the travel process for those aged under 16 years of age.
Check which ‘entry pathway’ you would be eligible for:

Resident Pathway

Residents are eligible for this pathway if:

  • They have only been within the Common Travel Area (UK, IOM, Ireland and Channel Islands) in the 10 days before arrival to the Isle of Man
  • They do not have COVID-19 or any symptoms of COVID-19

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Pathway 1: Vaccination exemption and natural immunity exemption

Residents and non-residents are eligible for this pathway if:

  • They are 18 or over and have completed the full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (two doses of either Pfizer BioNTech; Oxford/AstraZeneca; or Moderna or one dose of Johnson and Johnson), or they are aged 12 - 17 and have received at least one dose of the Pfizer BioNTech
  • On arrival, at least two weeks has passed since the full course was administered
  • They have not been to any countries on the red travel list in the 10 days before arrival to the Isle of Man
  • They do not have COVID-19 or any symptoms of COVID-19

The natural immunity exemption applies for those who:

  • Have undertaken a PCR test within the 180 days prior to their arrival in the Island and the result of that test was positive;
  • Undertook that PCR test in the Common Travel Area;
  • Have not travelled outside the Common Travel Area in the 10 days prior to their arrival in the Island; and
  • Their positive PCR test result was at least 11 days prior to arrival in the Island.

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).

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Pathway 2: test to release

For non Isle of Man residents who are eligible to travel (compassionate visitors, immediate family or partners, property owners or workers/those with contractual obligations/key workers) - who are not fully vaccinated and have only travelled within the Common Travel Area (UK, IOM, Ireland and Channel Islands) in the 10 days before arrival to the Isle of Man.

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

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Pathway 3: 7 day isolation

For Isle of Man residents and those who are eligible to travel (compassionate visitors, immediate family or partners, property owners or workers/those with contractual obligations/key workers) who are not fully vaccinated and have been to countries classed as the “rest of the world” in the 10 days before arrival to the Isle of Man.

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Non-testing pathway

For Isle of Man residents and those who are eligible to travel (compassionate visitors, immediate family or partners, property owners or workers/those with contractual obligations/key workers) who are not fully vaccinated and who do NOT wish to undergo any testing upon arrival.

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