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Travel applications for family of residents opening tomorrow

Immediate family members and partners of Island residents will be able to apply for travel exemptions to come to the Isle of Man from tomorrow.

Applications will open at Noon on Friday ahead of the Island's borders moving to Level 3 status from Saturday (May 1).

Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, says many applications will be able to be approved on the same day, however some may require further information.

Applications will be able to made at www.gov.im/covid19 where details on who qualifies will also be available.

The applications will also be available to anyone with a contract of employment for at least three months and property owners.

Travellers will need to declare the family relationship as part of their application, whilst those with property on the Island will need to provide evidence of ownership.

Both resident and non-resident travellers, who have been in the UK, Jersey and Guernsey for 14 days before their arrival onto the Island, will now only have to isolate for seven days instead of 14.

A negative covid test will also be required on arrival and on day six of their isolation period.

Should these tests come back negative, an individual will be able to leave quarantine, however there will be restrictions on what they'll be able to do between day seven and ten.

This includes not using public transport and not attending venues such as pubs, restaurants, clubs, cafes, cinemas and theatres.

Meanwhile, there will be additional restrictions for anyone travelling to the Isle of Man who has travelled outside of Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Jersey, or the United Kingdom in the 14 days prior to their arrival date - including Ireland.

Here, the traveller will need to isolate for 14 days with a test on arrival and on day 13 - should they choose not to be tested they will need to quarantine for 21 days.


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