Visa and Immigration Procedures to Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is not a full member of the European Union or the Schengen Area, however, it is part of the Common Travel Area and maintains a full customs union with the United Kingdom. No passport control checks are in place for travelers from the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, however, the plane and ferry companies usually request some form of photo ID.
Things/Items Allowed into Isle of Man
Passengers older than 17 years old and arriving from non-EU locations are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or proportional assortment 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines, a proportional mix of these products; and in addition, 4 liters of wine or 16 liters of beer, medicines in proportion to the traveler's needs (for all passengers), and other goods (for air travelers), up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult or EUR 150 if aged under 15 years old.
Passengers who purchased items within EU countries are allowed the free import of, 800 individual cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Isle of Man
• Endangered Animals
• Endangered Plants
Things/Items Forbidden into Isle of Man
• Endangered Animals
• Endangered Plants
Voice of Travelers to Isle of Man
Trip to Isle of Man
I have been flying from Barcelona to the Isle of Man with Iberia. Iberia is Spain's flag airline carrier and as such it has cheaper tickets than its competition and it also has better service. Iberia has multiple methods of ticket reservation such as: ticket reservation using online servie, ticket reservation via smartphone app, ticket reservation by phone, ticket reservation by email, etc. I reserved my ticket via their smartphone app, and checked my ticket at the airport counter. The plane was an Airbus A330, a true modern and high tech plane, it was clean and fresh. The air crew was very pleasant and helpful. I forgot to mention that I got my ticket for 80% of the regular price. The flight was calm and enjoyable, after landing in the Isle of Man I have taken my bags and bought a return ticket, but this time I payed the full ticket price.
Fantastic frequent flyer program
I have been flying from Amsterdam to the Isle of Man with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. As a frequent air ticket buyer of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, I got my ticket to the Isle of Man for free. The plane in which I was flying was the Airbus A330 Type 2; a big, modern plane with all sorts of gadgets to keep their air ticket holders entertained and happy during the flight. Also, the flight crew was the best there is, always helping and always smiling. My free ticket was for Business class and I made sure to enjoy myself to the maximum. One other thing to mention that like all big air carriers, KLM offers multiple ways to buy and to check in your air ticket. Air ticket buyers can buy their air ticket online, on the KLM web page. Air ticket buyers can buy their ticket via the KLM smartphone app, KLM offices or at the airport.
Isle of Man Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the weather like in the Isle of Man?
A. The peak travel season is the summer (May–Aug), when hiking, sea kayaking and pony trekking are popular activities. The island is busiest during the TT Races (May-Jun) when motorcycle enthusiasts gather to watch a famous series of road races. The climate is temperate and rainy with cool summers and mild, wet winters.
Isle of Man - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toIsle of Man Airport• Heathrow Airport
• Manchester Airport
• Dublin Airport
Flight Routes to Isle of Man
The Isle of Man Airport is located in the southern part of the island and is the main airport. Many airlines such as Aer Lingus Regional, British Airways, Citywing, EasyJet and FlyBe operate from the island to nearby destinations such as Edinburgh, Manchester and London.