Though it's not possible to travel very far right now, we can all still dream about our next trip to Scotland and hope that we'll be able to welcome you again very soon. You can find more information on visiting Scotland during the Covid-19 recovery phases.
Wherever you are coming from, travelling to Scotland is convenient and simple, with lots of travel options available. Once here, the country's road, rail and ferry network provides good access to all regions and to our many great visitor destinations.
If you are planning a trip to Scotland in the next few months, please do keep up to date with the latest on foreign travel advice in relation to COVID-19 from your own government, which should outline any travel restrictions in place for affected countries, and please make sure you check with your travel and accommodation providers before travelling. You can get the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Scotland at the Scottish Government website.
Visiting Scotland from Overseas
Everyone travelling to Scotland from abroad will be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before travel. This will be introduced shortly. Further information is available from the Scottish Government on pre-departure testing.
From 15 February, travellers into Scotland from outside the Common Travel Area will need to self-isolate in designated quarantine hotels for ten days at a cost of £1,750 per individual traveller. During this self-isolation you will be tested for COVID-19 on days two and eight. Exemptions for some essential travel may apply. Please check the guidelines from the Scottish Government for more info. Every visitor additionally needs to provide their journey and contact details when travelling to Scotland.
Those who arrive to another part of the UK from outside the CTA might be required to to quarantine at or near their port of entry before travelling on by other means to Scotland.
Find out more on health checks when entering Scotland.