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International travel rules changed to 'align' with England

Vaccinated people will not have to test or isolate

Covid-19 rules for international travellers returning to the Isle of Man have changed.

It follows the UK's decision to scrap the traffic light system.

Vaccinated residents, and non-residents, who have travelled outside of the Common Travel Area - within 10 days of travelling to the Island - can enter with no testing or isolation.

Unvaccinated people – who have permission to travel here – will now follow a seven day pathway which includes testing on arrival, and day six, and seven days of isolation. 

Anyone travelling from a country on the red list is still prohibited entry to the Isle of Man and must follow the UK’s red list requirements.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle said: "After the initial opening of our borders, earlier this year, our defences for COVID-19 have relied on that of the England's border policy. Therefore, it makes sense to adjust our own pathways to maintain alignment with measures in England.

"The removal of the green and amber lists is a significant step forward, making it easier for people to go abroad and return home." 

Full details of the Island’s travel pathways can be found HERE.

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