Though we haven't been able to explore our beautiful country for the last few months, nothing has been able to stop us from dreaming about the trips we want to take someday soon! With more information now available on what will open and at what stage, planning a trip within Scotland has moved a step closer. We've got all the information you need on what each phase looks like and at what stage you'll be able to take a local trip or explore further. You can find out more about the current Covid-19 restrictions of Phase 2 and future phases here.

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.

As of Monday 8 June, residents and visitors entering the UK are subject to new measures due to COVID-19. This is a Public Health response, implemented on a four nation approach across the UK.

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.

Travelling can be a chore sometimes, but not when you're heading to Scotland.

Are we there yet?

You can travel here seamlessly from the rest of the UK and from overseas, with regular road, rail, ferry and air links to Scotland's incredible destinations.

When you arrive, you'll find there is easy access to all regions, and with a little more careful planning, you can reach the beautiful yet more remote areas and islands.