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Holidaymakers denied entry to Island

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 7:42am

By Aaron Ibanez - Local Democracy Reporter

A couple from London had their holiday to the Island cut short last week, after they were detained by police at Ronaldsway.

The holidaymakers, who said they were hoping to visit friends, arrived at the airport on Friday night without exemption certificates and claimed they were unaware of the strict border policy. 

After 24 hours in quarantine however, they were put on the next available flight home and faced no criminal charges.

Superintendent Steve Maddocks says the couple paid for quarantine measures themselves and the necessary steps were taken to protect the Island:

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