Reduced isolation times for arrivals to the Isle of Man from Grenada next week

People traveling to the Isle of Man will no longer be required to self-isolate for seven days from Monday May 24th.

Instead, newcomers will be able to exit self-isolation after testing negative for Covid-19.

This will be taken within 48 hours of arrival on the island.

Arrivals are also required to take a second test on the sixth day of their stay on the island, but isolation is only required until the first negative test result for Covid-19 is obtained.

The cost for both of these tests is £ 30 and will be carried out at the TT Grandstand, the Isle of Man Covid-19 testing center.

Residents of the Isle of Man are tested for Covid-19 at the TT stand. Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Visits to health and social welfare facilities should be avoided for up to 10 days after arrival, except when emergency treatment is required.

These changes will only apply to those who have not been outside the UK, Guernsey or Jersey within 10 days of arriving on the island.

Anyone who has been away from these locations 10 days prior to arrival will need to self-isolate for seven days, provided they pay £ 60 for two tests – one on arrival and one on the sixth day of isolation .

Those arriving before May 24 will still have to self-isolate for another seven days, with an additional three days of “ modified isolation. ”

The Isle of Man is currently at level three of its border framework, which means that only family members, partners and owners are allowed to enter the island.

The original plans involved bringing the border framework back to level two by May 29, but those plans changed due to the Indian variant.

The government is expected to confirm the decisions on isolation and next steps at the borders on Thursday, May 20.

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