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Big fall in on Island passport renewals

Drops from 9,000 to 4,000 in 2020

There's been a dramatic fall in the number of people on the Isle of Man renewing their passports.

In one year the figure has fallen from nine thousand to four thousand.

In total 4,084 passports were issued, in 2020, in a year when travel was heavily restricted due to Covid-19.

The figures were revealed in the Isle of Man in Numbers report which is published by the Cabinet Office.

Nick Robinson is from the Passport Office - he says many people simply forget passports run out:

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