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Changes to Island's Covid regulations clarified

Positive cases can leave isolation after day 10

Changes to the Island's Covid-19 regulations have now come into force.

They were approved in Tynwald earlier this week and impact travel restrictions and testing and isolation.

Testing and isolation for children arriving on Island

Children aged 5-11 are now exempt from testing and isolation when travelling so long as they have no Coronavirus symptoms.

Those aged 12-17 will continue to undergo isolation and testing, with tests for this age group free of charge.

Travelling from green and amber list countries

People from countries on England's green list will now be allowed to visit the Island so long as they are fully vaccinated; they won't have to self isolate or have a test on arriving. 
 
Travellers coming from a green list country who aren't fully vaccinated are now eligible for the shorter test to release pathway, rather than the 7 day pathway.
 
Anyone who is fully vaccinated and travelling from a country on England’s amber list is now able to travel directly to the Isle of Man without having to isolate or have a test on arrival. 
 
The only exception is France, where the Isle of Man is aligned with England in not accepting a vaccine exemption at this time. 
 
Those travelling from an amber list country who aren't fully vaccinated must still follow the 7 day pathway.
 
Anyone who has registered for a vaccination exemption with the Travel Notification Service and is in isolation because they have travelled from a green or amber list country will receive an email from the Travel Notification Service to confirm they can leave isolation so long as they have no symptoms. 

Anyone who is currently in isolation because they have travelled from a green or amber list country and fully vaccinated, but has not yet registered for a vaccination exemption, should email the Travel Notification Service at tns@gov.im. They will then be issued with an email if they are free to leave isolation.
 
Anyone not fully vaccinated and in isolation because they travelled from a green list country should email the Travel Notification Service at tns@gov.im with details of their travel. They will then be issued with an email if they are free to leave isolation.
 
Travel rules for those who have visited countries on England’s red list remain unchanged.
 
Vaccine recognition

Anyone who has had the Johnson and Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine or who has taken part in clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccines Valneva, Novovax, Com-COV, or Com-COV 2 which were administered in the Common Travel Area, or a country on the green or amber lists, is now able to apply for an exemption to travel to the Island using the no testing or isolation pathway so long as two weeks has passed since they had their jab.
 
Anyone who has been fully vaccinated with the Oxford/Astra Zeneca, Moderna, or Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines in a green or amber list country is now able to apply for an exemption to travel to the Island using the no testing or isolation pathway so long as two weeks has passed since they had their jab.
 
Changes to exit testing

Anyone currently in isolation because they tested positive for the virus will no longer be required to take an exit PCR test on day 9.  Instead, they will be free to leave isolation after their tenth day is complete (12 midnight), as confirmed in their direction notice, so long as they are no longer symptomatic. This reflects the Island’s ongoing transition from an elimination strategy to one of mitigation and is in line with the UK, where isolation ends after 10 days with no PCR test.

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