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Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and quarantine

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and quarantine


International travel measures during the coronavirus pandemic are underpinned by law.

The law differs depending on which part of the UK you are in.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Operator Liability) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 set out the legal obligations and restrictions in Scotland.

These regulations were laid in the Scottish Parliament and came into force on 20 September 2021. They revoke and replace 3 sets of regulations:

Regulations are regularly updated with amendments. You can check the latest versions of any regulations on

Impact Assessments

We publish impact assessments to support our regulations at


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First published: 26 Nov 2021 Last updated: 7 Dec 2021 -