Latest changes to Scotland inbound travel from the US and EU

General News

From Monday 2 August, fully vaccinated people from the EU and US will be able to travel to Scotland without quarantining. This was announced by the Scottish Government yesterday, 28 July. This lifting of restrictions has some caveats however:

  • The need for travellers to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival in Scotland is being waived subject to the countries covered remaining on the amber travel list.
  • All travellers will still be required to produce a negative test prior to departure and a negative PCR test on day two after arrival.

This is however a one way easing of restrictions and the US border remains closed to all UK citizens. The US health protection agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also continue to urge US citizens not to travel to the UK whilst a UK and US taskforce discuss the possibility of a travel corridor.

In addition, as a result of concerns about the prevalence of the Beta Covid-19 variant, arrivals who have been in France in the previous 10 days are not eligible.

Additional information about this is available here.