Plan out your travel arrangements for visiting Scotland
From 4 October the traffic light system for international travel is changing. From 4 October, there will be no green or amber country lists, however, a red list will remain for countries with high case numbers and variants of concern. From this date, fully vaccinated people travelling to Scotland will no longer be required to take pre-departure Covid tests.
From 4am on Wednesday 22 September, Turkey, Malta, and the Maldives, among other countries, will be removed from the red list.
The current amber-level restrictions will become the default for travellers from non-red countries.
Find out more about the new traffic light system.
Visiting Scotland directly
If you are travelling directly from your own country, check below whether it is on the green, amber and red list and follow the rules set out.
- England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey
- Australia, Austria, Germany, Israel, New Zealand and Norway (Canada, Denmark, Finland and Switzerland from 4am on 30 August)
An amber country, which also has adjusted rules for vaccinated travellers, which includes:
- Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United States.
- China, India, Russia and United Arab Emirates.
- Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Maldives, Mexico, Pakistan and Turkey.
See the full list of green, amber and red countries.