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Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and managed isolation (quarantine)

Planning foreign travel, quarantine rules and information on testing for people entering Scotland.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and managed isolation (quarantine)
Overview

Overview

When planning travel from or to Scotland, you must:

  • check the rules for any country/territory that you are travelling to - foreign travel advice by country is on gov.uk
  • check whether a country you’re travelling to is on the red list
  • confirm what rules you will need to follow when travelling to Scotland - the rules you need to follow will depend on whether you are fully vaccinated or not

You should not assume that the red list will remain the same over the weeks and months ahead. The status of the red list is formally reviewed every three weeks, but if there’s a sudden rise in cases of COVID-19, countries on the red list can change at short notice.

Travel within Scotland and to other parts of the UK, Ireland and the Crown Dependencies

Travel within the UK, and to the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, is not counted as international travel. This means that you do not need to test, isolate or fill in a passenger locator form if:

  • you’re travelling to Scotland from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey
  • you have not travelled anywhere other than these areas in the 10 days before you arrive in Scotland

Your plans may still be affected if the area you’re travelling to or from has local restrictions in place.

For information on local travel restrictions, see guidance on travel within Scotland, other parts of the UK, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.


Contact

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

First published: 30 Apr 2021 Last updated: 15 Oct 2021 -