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Travel firms welcome Covid testing changes for travellers

Tour operator believes small steps key to recovery

Changes to Covid-19 testing for some international travellers has been described as another small step for the return of the Manx tourism industry.

As of yesterday (11 January) fully-jabbed international travellers who're eligible to travel to the Isle of Man won't have to take a PCR test.

Instead, they must complete a Lateral Flow Test within 12 hours of arrival and declare the result of it online.

Should it come back negative, they're free to go about their business on Island.

Director of Isle of Man Events, Sally Helwich, says gentle steps like these are important for helping the sector recover:

Meanwhile, Director at Vannin Travel, Tony Lawrence, says they've seen demand for travel rise in recent days.

He also thinks the biggest priorities for tourists when travelling have changed since the start of the pandemic:

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