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Manx Care urges motorsport visitors to ensure they have adequate travel insurance in place

Wed, 10 May 2023

People visiting the Isle of Man this year to enjoy the TT, Southern 100 and Manx Grand Prix are being reminded to ensure they have adequate travel insurance in place prior to setting off, in the event they may need it whilst on-Island.

In the majority of cases, visitors who require health and care support during their stay – including urgent or emergency care – will be covered for most (if not all) costs they incur under the reciprocal healthcare agreement* in place between the Isle of Man and the UK. However, visitors who travel to the Island from countries outside of the UK are unlikely to be covered by a reciprocal health agreement, and therefore are generally only entitled to urgent and emergency services free of charge, in line with the provisions of the NHS (Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2011.

All other services, including admission into hospital following treatment in the emergency department, medicines and diagnostic tests (with limited exceptions, for example treatment for infectious diseases such as Covid-19) must be paid for. If admitted to hospital on the Island, all overseas visitors will be expected to provide insurance details or pay for any medical bills prior to their discharge.



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