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Isle of Man, United Kingdom Travel Information

According to ejiaxing, Isle of Man is an island in Europe that is officially a British Crown Dependency. The Isle of Man is located between Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. The capital of Male is Douglas. A number of large towns on Isle of Man are: Castletown, Ramsey and Peel.

Isle of Man is known as a tax haven because it has its own tax system. The island’s economy largely revolves around tourism, agriculture, fishing and foreign companies establishing themselves on the island. The landscape of Isle of Man is hilly and Isle of Man has a number of beautiful sandy beaches. Many ruins and castles can be found on the island. Isle of Man is best known for the annual TT of Isle of Man. This is a motorcycle race on the streets of the island. The island is also known as the birthplace of the BeeGees.

Where is Male located?

Travel information of Isle of Man

Official name: Isle of Man
Continent: Europe
Area: 572 km²
Capital: Douglas
Country code: IM, IMN
Population: 84,069 inhabitants (2021)
Form of government: British Crown Domain
Highest point: 621 m (Snaefell)
Distance (Amsterdam – Douglas): 666 km
Flight time: approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place at Isle of Man that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Isle of Man, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Isle of Man. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Isle of Man?

Weather and climate
Temperatures are around 5 degrees during the winter months and around 15 to 20 degrees during the summer months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Isle of Man can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Isle of Man can be found at Climate info.

Best time
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Male. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.

English is the official language on Isle of Man.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the United Kingdom:
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands:
United Kingdom Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Isle of Man.

Money and Currency
Op Isle of Man is paid with the Isle of Isle of Man pound (IMP).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Isle of Man can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Isle of Man are much higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +20% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (32% more expensive), food (20% more expensive), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (66% more expensive) and public transport (35% more expensive). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

Op Isle of Man it is customary to give a tip. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 10%.

Time difference
On Isle of Man it is 1 hour earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Isle of Man is equal to that in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Isle of Man can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Isle of Man you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Isle of Man.
Information about public transport on Isle of Man can be found on Iombusandrail.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Isle of Man.

At Isle of Man you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets at Isle of Man can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999 or 112
– Fire: 999 or 112
– Ambulance: 999 or 112

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Isle of Man can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Isle of Man can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Isle of Man end
Isle of Man official websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Isle of Man is 0044 or +44.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Isle of Man? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If you use a country code, leave out the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Isle of Man telephone directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Isle of Man.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Isle of Man.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Isle of Man.

An overview of all public holidays on Isle of Man can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Isle of Man, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Isle of Man?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Isle of Man. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Isle of Man can be found on Protected Planet.
Isle of Man is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Isle of Man? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business at or do business with Isle of Man, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Isle of Man, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Isle of Man.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…On Isle of Man the head of state is called Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann?
…The British government had internment camps on Isle of Man during the 1st and 2nd World War?
… Palms also grow on the coast of Isle of Man?
…Isle of Man is a tax haven for so-called letterbox companies?
…Isle of Man knows his own football league?
…There is no speed limit on Isle of Man?