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 3 and future phases here.
There are 57 countries now who do not need to self-isolate on arrival into Scotland - these include France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. You can check the full list of countries who can travel to Scotland without quarantine.
There are still countries including 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.
Scotland's international airports - Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick and Inverness - are all served by flights from a growing number of European and long haul destinations.
Many European airport hubs also provide fantastic onward connections to Scotland, including airports in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Reykjavik and Frankfurt.
Flights from the USA and Canada
Fly direct to Scotland from North America
- From New York (Newark) to Edinburgh and Glasgow with United
- From New York (JFK) to Edinburgh with Delta
- From New York (JFK) to Glasgow with Delta
- From Chicago to Edinburgh with United
- From Orlando to Glasgow with Virgin Atlantic
- From Philadelphia to Edinburgh with American Airlines
- From Washington DC area (Dulles Airport) to Edinburgh with United
- From Boston to Edinburgh with Delta
- From Toronto to Glasgow with Air Transat and Air Canada rouge
- From Toronto to Edinburgh with Air Canada rouge
- From Calgary and Vancouver to Glasgow with Air Transat
- From Halifax to Glasgow with WestJet
Please note; some of the above flights are operational on a seasonal service. Please check with the individual airlines.