Isle of Man

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution in to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Consult its website daily via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances about visiting the United Kingdom and British crown dependencies.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country and during the length of their entire visit. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man more than 6 months.

US Embassy/Consulate

None (British crown dependency); +(44)(20) 7499-9000; US Embassy London, 33 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW11 7US, United Kingdom

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



See WHO recommendations


Temperate; cool summers and mild winters; overcast about a third of the time

Currency (Code)

Manx pounds (IMP)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, G

Plug Type CPlug Type G

Major Languages

English, Manx Gaelic

Major Religions

Protestant (Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends), Roman Catholic

Time Difference

UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Glen Helen; Road of the Gull; Manx Museum; Isle of Man steam railway; Peel Castle; Castletown Harbour; Cregneash Folk Village; Laxey Wheel

Major Sports

Cycling, rugby, cricket, soccer, gymnastics, field hockey, netball, taekwondo

Cultural Practices

It is considered rude to wave one's hand or to call when summoning a waiter at a restaurant.

Tipping Guidelines

In hotels, a service charge of 10-12% is frequently added to the bill. Tip as you would if you were in the United Kingdom.


Hand knit sweaters and other clothing, tartan items, silver jewelry, traditional dolls, liquor, Manx cat and racing-bike-themed items; iron, steel, and woodworking items including furniture

Traditional Cuisine

Isle of Man Queenies — medium-sized queen scallops

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, May 03, 2023