Manx residents to start travelling to and from island as border restrictions eased

Passengers board plane at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man. Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Residents in the Isle of Man will be allowed to travel to the UK and further afield as the government are set to loosen border restrictions.

From Monday 20th July, the Isle of Man will move from stage 5 to stage 4 of border restrictions, allowing Manx residents to travel on and off-Island.

This is providing they are prepared to self-isolate for 14 days on their return.

Residents who wish to travel must apply for a Manx Entry Permit demonstrating that they live on the Isle of Man, ensuring they can return to the island.

An online Landing Form also needs to be completed within a 48-hour period before returning to the Island including the address that the returnee will be self-isolating in, a contact number and a health declaration.

Random checks will also be made on anyone returning to ensure they are self-isolating.

Applications for Manx Entry Permits will open next week and can be accessed here.


Border restrictions

Since 27th March, the borders have been closed to the majority of arrivals entering the Isle of Man.

Only those with special exemptions or key worker status have been allowed to enter.

On Friday 3rd July, the government published a five-stage plan on how the borders will begin to reopen.

  • Stage 5 - Borders closed to all those without key worker exemption.

  • Stage 4 - Manx residents can travel, with 14-day isolation on return.

  • Stage 3 - Non-residents with friends and family on-Island can enter, with 14-day isolation on arrival.

  • Stage 2 - Visitors with friends and family on-Island can enter, without needing to isolate.

  • Stage 1 - All travel to and from the Island resumes.

Leaving the Isle of Man has always been allowed to happen as normal, but it is entering the Island that is regulated.


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There are no active cases of coronavirus in the Isle of Man.