This article and Steve Colley’s IOM vaccination certificate not being accepted raises some serious questions for international travellers.
1. appears IOM government is leaving it to individuals to ascertain whether car drivers need to ensure their cars have the correct National stickers. Hitherto, we could use GBM rather than GB stickers but those are now having to be replaced by U.K. stickers due to EU vindictiveness. “It is understood” GBM is still acceptable!! However, meet up with officious Mr Plod in Spain or France who has never heard of the IOM, and who is on commission for raising revenue, you are unlikely to escape without a fine. But then if you use a U.K. sticker and meet another Mr Plod who DOES know the IOM is not a part of the U.K., you get fined.
2. there is little to no doubt that IDLs are going to be required.
3. how do you know that your Manx Vaccine certificate is going to be accepted if even Guernsey refuses to recognise them? Remember, if they are not recognised you could be put into quarantine on arrival for seven to ten days and after to pay for it!!
On all this Government is washing its hands and expecting each individual to make their own enquiries. If you can get through to any embassy or consulate to ask the question, are they likely to know of the IOM and if so that it is not part of the U.K.? Will they bother to investigate every individual enquiry?
The U.K. is paid to look after our defence and international relationships so exactly why is this Government - read CS - not getting on with their jobs, contacting the U.K. government, getting answers and informing the Manx Public?