Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel

Planning foreign travel and information on travel rules.

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Scotland’s travel rules for people arriving from abroad ended at 4am on Friday 18 March. If you’re arriving in Scotland after this time, you do not need to:

  • complete a Passenger Locator Form
  • take any COVID-19 tests before you leave for Scotland, or after you arrive
  • isolate when you arrive

If you live in Scotland and you're travelling abroad

Even though Scotland’s rules have ended, other countries may still have travel rules beyond 18 March. If you live in Scotland, you should check GOV.UK’s foreign travel advice for every country you're planning to visit.

If you need to prove which vaccinations you’ve had when you arrive in another country, you can normally use your NHS Scotland COVID Status app to do this.

If you're visiting Scotland from another country

If you’re visiting Scotland from another country, normal travel rules apply. This means that you do not need to complete a Passenger Locator Form, take any COVID-19 tests or self-isolate after you arrive.

When returning home or travelling to other countries outside Scotland, you should check your own government’s travel advice for further help. Even though Scotland does not have COVID-19 travel rules, other countries may.

Future changes to travel advice

New COVID-19 travel rules in Scotland, or any other country, may be brought in at short notice. You should always check the latest advice for each country you’re planning to travel to before booking your trip and before you go.

COVID-19 rules when you’re in Scotland

There are still COVID-19 rules that you need to follow while living in or visiting Scotland.


Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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