COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Isle of Man (24 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • No with exceptions

  • Borders remain closed to foreigners except those who have an Exemption Certificate issued by the Chief Secretary of the Government of the Isle of Man.

Test required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • Anyone entering the Isle of Man must be tested on day 1 or 2 of arrival and again on day 7 and day 13.

Test Certificate Required?

  • No

  • Test Certificate is not required.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Anyone entering the Isle of Man must undergo a mandatory 21-day self-isolation on return or undergo testing to get a release on day 14 if the test result is negative. However, significant restrictions will be in place.

  • Based on the above restrictions, the traveller must spend between 14 and 21 days in quarantine.

Entry form required?

Is vaccination required?

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required for entry into the country.

Insurance required?

  • No

  • Proof of insurance coverage for COVID-19 expenses is not required to enter the country.

Airline restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Flight services to/from the Isle of Man are operating at a reduced level. All flights must land at the Isle of Man Airport at Ronaldsway for registration and completion of a landing form. Privately-owned aircraft can land elsewhere on the island after registration at the Isle of Man airport.

Border restrictions

  • Moderate

  • The Isle of Man is operating at the Border level four. Under this level, residents and key workers are able to travel freely to the area on the Reykjanes peninsula. More details on border restriction levels can be found here.

  • Anyone entering the Isle of Man’s territorial waters on board a private vessel and wishing to dock must do so at Douglas to register, complete a Landing Form, and receive authorization to travel to any other harbour in the Isle of Man. These entry requirements do not apply to vessels used for commercial purposes or those owned by the government of any other territory. The entry requirements are also not applicable for those mooring up to rest overnight in a bay, those wishing to shelter from adverse weather, or those requiring urgent repairs.

  • Isle of Man border will fully reopen by late June.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Lockdown and other restrictions have been lifted. More information can be found here

Social distancing restrictions

  • Significant

  • A 2-meter social distancing measure is in place.

  • Indoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed, ensuring 2-metre social distance and with face covering.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Internal transportation has resumed.

  • Local pleasure craft remaining within the 12 nautical mile territorial seas may travel between Isle of Man ports without restrictions

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • All non-essential businesses are open. More information can be found here.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Businesses are currently open.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants are open.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes

  • Bars and Cafes are open.

Museums and heritage sites open?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • The House of Mannan opens from 24 April daily from 09:30 to 16:30 (local time) with access to the shops and cafe. Manx Museum opens from 24 April daily from 09:30 to 16:30 (local time). Castle Rushen and Rushen Abbey will reopen from 1 May.

Personal care services open?

  • Yes

  • Lockdown has been lifted, and all non-essentials shops are open now.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes

  • Places of worship are open following the lifting of lockdown.

Events allowed?

  • Yes, with exceptions.

  • Funerals can take place with a maximum of 10 people.

Mask required?

  • Yes

  • Wearing face-covering is mandatory on public transport and strongly recommended when in public places. More information can be found here.

  • Children under the age of three are not required to wear a face mask.

Other restrictions

  • Failure to comply with any imposed restrictions may lead to a fine or imprisonment.

  • Schools are open to all students. More information can be found here.

  • Swimming Pools are open.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.