Residents of the Isle of Man will not need to buy travel insurance for trips the UK for at least another six months, said chief minister Tony Brown in a s shock announcement in Tynwald. He told the court and a packed public gallery that a temporary reciprocal health agreement would come in on April first to replace the outgoing one - and will then be evaluated.
The agreement with the UK's secretary of state for health Andy Burnham is very recent and a u-turn. Exact details are not clear yet, but the British government's change of mind had come about because of the pressure exerted by the Manx government, MPs and members of the public.
Travel insurance: News update: 22 March 2010