Travel to the Isle of Man and Restrictions

The Isle of Man is a separate Jurisdiction to the UK having our own Parliament, Tynwald, which is the oldest continuous parliament in existance.

The Island is policed by the Isle of Man Constabulary, firearms legislation in the Island although similar in some respects to the UK is completeley separate and any person travelling to the Island with a firearm and/or ammunition must obtain a visitors permit from our firearms licensing officer, please note air guns, shotguns and crossbows are regulated weapons on the Island and a visitors regulated weapons permit is required for any of them.

Some airlines permit the carriage of firearms and a limited amount of ammunition but this must be checked with the airline at the time of booking. The Steam Packet ferries can all be used to transport firearms but this must also be declared to the Steam Packet when booking; ammunition can only be carried on the Ben-My-Chree which sails from Heysham and a dangerous goods notice must be in the company's hands at least three days before sailing.

The Steam Packet has sailings between Douglas - Isle of Man and Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool and Heysham (close to Lancaster) click here to link to the Steam Packet's web site

The situation with Airlines serving the Isle of Man is dynamic and can change regularly to link to the Isle of Man Airport web site with a list of airlines and the town's/citys they service click here