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An Influx of Positive Coverage for Dropped Border Restrictions

Since the announcement on Wednesday 9th February that we are dropping all border restrictions from next Thursday 17th February, we have received a surge of positive press coverage across the UK.

11 February 2022

The BBC’s headline quoted Deputy Peter Ferbrache’s “hallelujah day” phrase, as they noted that we would not only be dropping self-isolation requirements but also become the first place in the British Isles to drop all restrictions put in place during the pandemic.

Most outlets, such as, highlighted the ease for tourism to ramp back up on the islands for visitors from all over the world:

“Travellers from all countries, regardless of vaccination status are not required to test or isolate on arrival in the islands – making them an ideal stress-free holiday destination that feels a whole world away.” also highlighted the removal of the need for a Travel Tracker upon entry, an extra piece of admin that we know has put many off travelling, even within the CTA.

We are thrilled to have finally reached this milestone after a couple of tough years for the tourism and hospitality sectors on our islands and are confident that the future of travel to the Islands is bright.

Here is a list of the full coverage so far: 


We will continue to update next week, as more is expected over the weekend.

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