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MHK calls for change to compassionate travel restrictions

Ramsey member says travel ban is too strict

An MHK is calling for a rethink on restrictions preventing non-Manx residents coming to the Island for compassionate reasons.

Ramsey member Lawrie Hooper believes exemptions should be made for those who need to visit a sick relative or attend a funeral.

Tynwald has been debating a series of changes and new measures put forward by Douglas Central MHK Chris Thomas.

Mr Hooper says the risk posed by such visitors can be managed:

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