Supporting displaced people from Ukraine

Information on visa schemes, travel, healthcare, housing, employment and education for displaced people from Ukraine.


Travel

Travelling to Scotland

Information on travelling to Scotland for prospective arrivals from Ukraine is available on the Scottish Government’s website in English, Ukrainian, Polish and Russian.

People displaced from Ukraine can initially arrive at a port of entry within another region of the UK and use public transport or private transport as onward travel to their destination within Scotland.

There is a UK wide offer of free travel on trains for eligible people with a Ukrainian passport and a boarding pass dated within the previous 48 hours. This will provide them free train travel to their end destination.

Additionally:

  • the largest Scottish bus operators and Glasgow Subway have offered free onward travel for displaced people from Ukraine showing a Ukrainian passport and boarding pass from the last 48 hours
  • Edinburgh Trams - Scottish Government officials are liaising with partners and will provide an update as soon as possible
  • Ferries - Scottish Government officials are liaising with partners and will provide an update as soon as possible

Travelling with pets

The UK Government has put in place a new process for people bringing their pets to the UK from Ukraine. The Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) will provide quick approvals and quarantine arrangements.

People displaced from Ukraine wishing to travel with pets should contact the Animal and Plant Health Agency at pettravel@apha.gov.uk or call +44 3000 200 301 and select option 2 before they travel.

More information on travelling with pets is available via the UK Government.

Contact

Email: ceu@gov.scot

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