As the Coronavirus outbreak continues, we’ve gathered together the answers to some of the most common travel questions we are being asked. Before we get into the FAQs, we recommend you check the following websites for important information on the current situation.

Isle of Man Residents / inbound travel advice: https://www.gov.im/coronavirus

UK Residents / inbound travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Duke Travel is a member of the Travel Trust Association

Planning to travel to the Isle of Man this Summer?

The Isle of Man is welcoming back fully vaccinated visitors, please read carefully before making any travel arrangements to ensure that you are eligible to visit.

Before you book

You have not been to any of the countries on the red travel list

You must have completed the full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (two doses of either Pfizer BioNTech; Oxford/AstraZeneca: or Moderna or one dose of Johnson and Johnson)

You do not have COVID-19 or any symptoms of COVID-19

Before you travel

You must complete a Vaccination Exemption Form at least 36 hours before arrival on the Isle of Man and upload evidence of both vaccinations being administered. 

Once your application has been verified, you will be sent an email confirming whether it has been approved or declined. If approved, the email will also include a Vaccination Exemption Reference Number to use when completing your landing form

No earlier than 48 hours prior to arrival on the Isle of Man you are required to complete a landing form. One landing form is to be completed per visitor including children aged 18 and younger. You will be required to enter the Vaccination Exemption Reference Number on the landing form.

You will receive an email which you will need to read very carefully. Please retain this email as it contains a QR code which you will require when entering the Isle of Man. 

On Arrival

Photographic ID will be required for all visitors on entering the Isle of Man

The confirmation email along with the QR code will be required at border control along with evidence of your vaccination status. 

Please note children aged between 12 and 17 years of age will be required to follow the ‘Test to Release’ pathway, if this applies to you please read this carefully before planning a visit to the Isle of Man

For the latest travel information and advice please visit

https://www.visitisleofman.com/visitor-information/coronavirus-information 

Is the 2021 TT affected by the Coronavirus?

The Isle of Man Government has cancelled the 2021 Isle of Man TT Races to protect critical care capacity in the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

The full statement can be read here:  https://www.iomttraces.com/news/racing/tt-2021-is-cancelled  

Will my Travel Insurance cover this cancellation?

In the first instance please contact your travel insurance company to confirm. In general, UK-based insurers, travel agents and airlines follow official UK Foreign Office travel advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) continues to advise British people to check the current travel advice for destinations before booking a trip. 

In addition the Isle of Man Government has implemented strict entry requirements for anyone arriving in the Isle of Man. You can find the entry requirements here

What happens if I decide to cancel my trip?

If you cancelled your trip before the announcement cancelling the TT was released your cancellation request will be processed in accordance with the existing terms and conditions. 

Please note: At the time of booking with Duke Travel you will have received a standard “standalone insurance” certificate. This covers you against supplier failure. It is not travel insurance and does not protect you against ‘disruption to travel,’ disease or any other risks.

Can I rebook instead?

If you have an existing booking for TT 2021 you should have received an email from us outlining the options available to you. In all cases it is possible to transfer your booking on a like for like basis for TT 2022 at no additional cost to you.