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.
For those looking to travel abroad, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising against all non-essential international travel. This advice does not affect travel from Northern Ireland to Ireland or intra-UK travel, but you should follow respectively the UK public health guidance if you need to undertake essential travel.
There are certain countries now who do not need to self-isolate on arrival into Scotland - these include Germany, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. You can check the full list of countries who can travel to Scotland without quarantine.
There are countries including France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain where if you travel to Scotland, you will need to self-quarantine for 14 days when you arrive.
Under these rules you will:
- Need to provide your journey and contact details when you travel to the UK.
- Not be allowed to leave the place you are staying at for the first 14 days you are in the UK except in very limited situations (known as 'self-isolating').
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.
Flying between Scotland's main and regional airports is often the quickest way to get around, particularly when travelling to the islands.
Scotland has a number of main airport hubs based in the cities and smaller airports on the islands.
This is a list of all of the main passenger airports, but there are other smaller airports across the country:
- Edinburgh Airport
- Glasgow Airport
- Glasgow Prestwick Airport
- Dundee Airport
- Aberdeen Airport
- Inverness Airport
- Wick John O'Groats Airport
- Kirkwall Airport
- Sumburgh Airport
- Campbeltown Airport
- Oban Airport
- Islay Airport
- Tiree Airport
- Stornoway Airport
- Barra Airport
- Benbecula Airport
You can find more information on Scotland's airports and transfers and decide where you want to fly to!
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