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.
Visiting Scotland from the UK
You can now travel around Scotland and stay overnight from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Visiting Scotland from Overseas
Travel from some countries to Scotland is now possible, depending on their status on the following list:
- Green - you will not need to quarantine on arrival, but you will have to take a PCR test for Covid-19, no more than 72 hours before travel. See further information on pre-departure testing.
- Amber - you must self-isolate on arrival for 10 days, and take two PCR tests.
- Red - you will be required to quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel for 10 days at a cost of £1,750 per person. You will be tested for COVID-19 on days 2 and 8.
You can see all of the countries on the current list.
Requirements for Travelling
- Every visitor needs to provide their journey and contact details. This applies to those who land in another part of the UK, and travel on by other means to Scotland.
- Find out more about accessing tests within Scotland if you feel ill, or for travelling back to your own country.
VISITING THE ISLANDS
Anyone visiting Scotland's islands is:
- Encouraged to take two lateral flow tests before travelling.
- The first test should be three days before you travel.
- The second test on the day of travel.
- If you test positive, you would be able to take a more-sensitive PCR test to confirm the result before cancelling your visit.
- Find out more on details around how to order a rapid lateral flow test.
- You can order the lateral flow kit directly from the UK Government.
- Find out more about Covid tests before travelling:
- NorthLink Ferries
- CalMac Ferries