Holidaying in the Isle of Man

By | Category: Travel destinations

A relaxing of the restrictions on the Isle of Man which would have allowed people on the mainland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and anywhere else to holiday on the island have been put off until a later date.

You’ll have to wait a little longer for a holiday in the Isle of Man

From May 29th it would have been possible to visit and holiday on the island with fewer restrictions but a postponement has been announced due to the increasing number of cases of the Indian variant in the mainland. The relaxation had been planned if cases in the UK dropped to 30 per 100,000. At present it is between 40 and 50 cases per 100,000 and it has jockeyed within that range for a little while. But that could be due to the relaxation of rules in the UK which would have been expected to see a rise anyway.

As it stands, there was some relaxing from May 24th  but it largely affects residents of the island. Only immediate family, partners and property owners are allowed to apply to visit at present.

Anyone travelling to the Isle of Man who has not been outside of the United Kingdom, Guernsey or Jersey in the 10 days prior to arriving on the Island will no longer be required to isolate for seven days. Instead, they can opt to undertake a £30 COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and isolate until they receive a negative result. A second COVID-19 test will also be required – free of charge – six days after arrival.

If a traveller chooses not to undergo testing, they will be required to isolate for 21 days and will have to isolate alone or with fellow travellers.

Part of the reason for the caution by the Manx government might be because the island recorded its first new infection for 15 days last Monday. That case was linked to travel!

If you enjoyed this post, please consider subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.
Tags: ,