Travellers who do arrive in Scotland without proof of a negative test result could be fined £480. These important restrictions have changed the way we shop, travel, work and socialise. See further guidance on travel and transport and view maps of local authority area boundaries. By law, in a level 4 area, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose. Read more information in the Transport Scotland guidance on travelling safely. you should also keep journeys within the area to an absolute minimum. to visit a person receiving treatment in a hospital, staying in a hospice or care home, or to accompany a person to a medical appointment. Quarantine rules and information on the process for people entering the UK. Passengers travelling to Scotland from outside the Common Travel Area will be required complete the passenger locator form and to self-isolate for ten days on return. travel for childcare or parental support services. you must, by law, stay at home unless you have a reasonable excuse (see, if you have to travel for essential purposes, you should follow the. Regulations introduced at 18:00 on Wednesday 23 December require households of individuals who have entered Scotland from South Africa are to self-isolate for 10 days. travel to facilitate the formation of an end of term household, where either or both of the student or the other household which will make up the end of term household live out with the same area. Further information is available on gov.uk. Updated travel information for Portugal and French Polynesia. If you are planning a trip to Scotland in the next few months, please do keep up to date with the latest on foreign travel advice in relation to COVID-19 from your own government, which should outline any travel restrictions in place for affected countries, and please make sure you check with your travel and accommodation providers before travelling. If you have to travel for essential purposes, follow the guidance on travelling safely. Updated travel information for the Canary Islands, Denmark, the Maldives and Mykonos, and Liechtenstein. Updated travel information for Brazil, Aruba, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba and Qatar. These rules will be kept under review and if the prevalence of the virus in all, or part of, any of these countries reduces it may be possible to relax these restrictions for some areas. Added time when temporary Level 4 restrictions will end on 11 December. if you are a minister of religion or worship leader, travel for the purposes of leading an act of worship. See, More information on testing for people travelling to Scotland and self-quarantine is in the. travel for essential services, including: services provided by the Department for Work and Pensions, services provided to victims (including victims of crime), asylum and immigration services and interviews, services of a charitable or voluntary nature such as food banks. travel to attend your normal place of worship. It is not advising that people who have already booked holiday accommodation in October need to cancel. Although you can travel for these purposes, you should stay as close to home as possible. Scottish Ministers say they have not yet taken a decision on easing restrictions on holiday travel, despite an announcement from the UK government. You should be aware that there are currently travel restrictions in place across Scotland, the UK and the Common Travel Area. Updated level 1 information on socialising and hospitality. The law lists a range of examples of reasons for which both leaving your home and travel is permitted. Find dailyrecord. Updated travel information for Sweden, Hungary and La Reunion. Changed number of exempt UK overseas territories from 14 to 13 and added note to Portugal. The Scottish Government has announced draft restrictions which will see local authority areas in Scotland placed into one of five levels of coronavirus restrictions. If you arrive in Scotland from the following countries and territories before 0400 on Monday 18 January you will be required to complete the passenger locator form but you are exempt from the requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test and the requirement to self-isolate for 10 days: The following 13 UK overseas territories will also be exempt: Arrivals from the Common Travel Area (UK, Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) remains exempt from the requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test and the requirement to isolate for 10 days. To avoid that, to keep everyone safe, please comply with the rules and advice set out below. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Under current Scottish regulations, unless you have a reasonable exception, you must not travel between Scotland and England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Travellers, by law, must have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test before travelling to Scotland from abroad. The Scottish Government is strongly advising against non-essential travel between Scotland and parts of the north west of England - but this does not include Cumbria. out more about cookies. Read more about these travel restrictions. guidance on travel and transport; self-isolation guidance for people arriving in or returning to Scotland The "reasonable excuses" apply to both the cross border travel and to travel within Scotland. Report this Comment (Requires Log In) Posted by DW1980 May 08, 2020 at 16:16 That would be counterproductive if England lift restrictions. ... and that will not change as a result of travel restrictions now being in law." Scottish travel firms have pledged to honour refunds following an announcement from the Scottish Government. Travel firms across Scotland including … Transport providers will have procedures to promote the safety of customers and staff, but it is an individual’s responsibility to comply with guidance. We appreciate that access to facilities may be limited and out with the control of many clubs at this stage. Your feedback will help us improve this site, Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on travel and transport. Further information is available from the Scottish Government on pre-departure testing. out more about cookies, travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, information on what the test result must include, exceptions for a range of examples of reasons for which travel is permitted. 21 Nov 2020 . On 19 December 2020, the First Minister gave a speech outlining further changes to restrictions on travel during the Christmas and New Year period. Changes to exemptions and sectoral exemptions pages to reflect the 'travel corridor'. Caution note added to key facts page regarding travel restrictions from the UK. Scottish travel firms have pledged to honour refunds following an announcement from the Scottish Government. Read. travel for gatherings related to funerals or for compassionate reasons which relate to the end of a person’s life. Travelling for the purposes of undertaking maintenance on a property other than your main residence should not be used as a pretext for a holiday. travel for childcare or parental support services. Travel restrictions will be put into law on 20 November to further enforce the current guidance that restricts people who live in a Level 3 or Level 4 local authority area from travelling outside their local authority except for an essential purpose - such as work or caring responsibilities. However, you should use online shopping or shops, banks and other services in your local authority area wherever you can. Please check any restrictions that may be in place in your destination before you travel. Updated travel information for Greece and Italy. See exceptions for a range of examples of reasons for which travel is permitted. Nicola Sturgeon has warned Scots to stick to travel restrictions or risk the introduction of a national lockdown.. Advice on how to travel safely On 20 November 2020 new regulations came in to force that restrict travel in or out of level 3 and level 4 local authority areas, except for essential purposes. Find out more from the Scottish Government on travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK. Drivers in Scotland could face fines if they cross into different council boundaries after Nicola Sturgeon said that the government is "actively considering" legally enforcing travel restrictions. Find out more about face coverings. Gov.scot uses cookies which are essential for the site to work. Country exemptions: added info re Andorra, The Bahamas and Belgium. Under Scottish regulations, you must not travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK unless you have a reasonable excuse, such as for work, education or essential shopping. The Scottish Government hopes the legal restriction will send a signal instead. This is why we have introduced a legal requirement to stay at home unless you live in Orkney; Shetland; Na h-Eileanan Siar (with the exception of the islands of Barra and Vatersay); the following islands within Argyll and Bute: Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree, and Ulva; and all islands in Highland, with the exception of Skye, which will remain at Level 3. out more about cookies, Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to know. It's bad enough the Scottish Government is not following the UK Government in this without imposing things like this. you must not travel between Scotland and: Exceptions for travel from home (Mainland Scotland and certain islands) (Level 4 areas with Stay At Home restrictions in place), travel to school – when not being undertaken remotely - (including travel to or from boarding school), college, or university (for example to or from home at the start or end of term). Added in links to the sectoral exemptions page to guidance for seasonal workers and elite sports. Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes publicly called for the UK Government to release £21.3 billion of its financial reserves, an estimated £1.7 billion of … The Scottish Government guidance on travel says: “Although you can leave home for these purposes, you should stay as close to home as possible. Self isolation advice changed from 7 to 10 days. British and Irish nationals, visa holders and permanent residents are still required to isolate with their households for 10 days. Guidance on travel rules and restrictions and protection levels, including information on essential travel. You can find information here: The restrictions on travel let you leave your home in a Level 4 area, and travel between areas in Levels 3 and 4 where you have a “reasonable excuse” for essential travel. This includes  the scattering of ashes, but not post-funeral events, such as wakes. Statement from Transport Scotland on restrictions on non-essential ferry travel to Scotland's remote and island communities. More information on testing for people travelling to Scotland and self-quarantine is in the international travel guidance. Removed Denmark from list of exempt countries. On public transport you must by law wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, and comply with the physical distancing measures that are in place. To suppress the spread of COVID-19, including the new variant, it is essential that, with limited exceptions, there is no travel to or from areas where higher numbers of people may be carrying the virus. The Scottish Government has announced draft restrictions which will see local authority areas in Scotland placed into one of five levels of coronavirus restrictions. Unlike travel into Scotland from other countries, there are no exemptions to the self-isolation policy for people travelling from South Africa. Updated travel information for Curacao, Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia. See information on what the test result must include at gov.uk. Key facts page amended to include information about requirement to have a valid negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than three days before the scheduled time of departure. Revised with country and sector specific information updates. The number of periods of exercise are not limited. You should avoid sharing in a vehicle with people who are not members of your household or extended household as much as possible. The number of periods of exercise are not limited. Updates to Overview and Regulations pages. By law, in a level 4 area, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose. However, you should use online shopping or shops, banks and other services wherever you can and within your local authority if possible. travel to attend a marriage ceremony or registration of a civil partnership. local outdoor informal exercise such as walking, cycling, golf, or running (in groups of up to 2 people, plus any children under 12, from no more than 2 households) that starts and finishes  at the same place (which can be up to 5 miles from the boundary of your local authority area). local outdoor informal exercise such as walking, cycling, golf, or running (in groups of up to 2 people, plus any children under 12, from no more than 2 households) that starts and finishes at the same place (which can be up to 5 miles from the boundary of your local authority area). It means those living north of … Exceptions for travel out of or to Level 3 (islands): travel to school – when not being undertaken remotely - (including travel to or from boarding school), college, or university (for example to or from home at the start or end of term). waste disposal or recycling services, and again within your local authority area unless such services are not available there. Travel. The Scottish Government hopes the legal restriction will send a signal instead. Country exemptions: removed Andorra, The Bahamas and Belgium from list. Following identification of a new variant of coronavirus in Brazil, the Scottish Government, , imposed the same additional restrictions as South Africa on all arrivals from countries in South America – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. Current travel restrictions and exemptions when moving between some provinces and territories. Gov.scot uses cookies which are essential for the site to work. You must not travel into or out of Level 3 and 4 local authority areas except for essential reasons. Regulations introduced at 18:00 on Wednesday 23 December, From 09:00 on Thursday 24 December 2020 the UK Government has introduced a travel ban on all non-British and Irish nationals, visa holders and permanent residents who arrive in the UK from South Africa. From 09:00 on Thursday 24 December 2020 the UK Government has introduced a travel ban on all non-British and Irish nationals, visa holders and permanent residents who arrive in the UK from South Africa. British and Irish nationals, visa holders and permanent residents are still required to isolate with their households for 10 days. Added information on arrivals from Dubai to the exemptions page. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. travel to participate in or facilitate shared parenting or between two parts of an extended household. travel for essential animal welfare reasons, such as exercising or feeding a horse or going to a vet. Any data collected is anonymised. Updated to reflect change in self-isolation period from 14 to 10 days. Covid-19 travel restrictions New measures have been introduced by the Scottish Government to stop the spread of coronavirus. The Scottish Government is considering putting travel bans into law. A number of countries are also subject to additional travel restrictions following the identification of new variants of coronavirus: Following identification of a new variant of coronavirus we have introduced a number of additional restrictions on arrivals from South Africa. Exemptions information updated to reflect latest changes. The Scottish Government has published guidance on these restrictions. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has made clear the need to avoid all but essential travel by ferry to Scotland's remote and island communities. However, the Scottish Government is still advising them to minimise unnecessary travel between different levels, when possible. for those involved in professional sports, travelling to training or competing in an event. Please note that these measures mean that sectoral exemptions do not apply for arrivals from these countries from 0400 on Friday 15 January 2021. More generally, please think about whether you need to travel, especially if you live in or would be travelling to, or through, the central belt. Travel restrictions for millions of people in central Scotland are to tighten dramatically from Monday, with residents ordered not to leave their council areas unless essential. It is vital that before travelling overseas you check the rules put in place by the destination country about who is allowed to enter, requirements for quarantine and restrictions on movements within the country. Tougher ferry travel restrictions to be brought in by Scottish Government to protect islanders from Covid-19 coronavirus; new controls will affect CalMac's Ullapool-Stornoway crossing among others Updated country exemptions page to reflect latest position. Added suspended information to film and tv sectoral exemption. To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, we should all stay at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary travel. by Paul Malik December 9 … Updated information on travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK. West Lothian residents reminded of travel restrictions ahead of travel ban coming into force by law tomorrow . Updated to reflect changes including addition of Botswana and Saudi Arabia and removal of Canary Islands from 04:00o on 12/12/21. ; the following islands within Argyll and Bute: Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree, and Ulva; and all islands in Highland, with the exception of Skye: you must, by law, remain within that area unless you have a reasonable excuse (see, Travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, Under current Scottish law, given the state of the epidemic, unless you have a reasonable excuse (see. ) ... and that will not change as a result of travel restrictions now being in law." The test must be taken, even by UK citizens, up to 3 days before the journey to Scotland. Travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Travel restrictions will be put into law on 20 November to further enforce the current guidance that restricts people who live in a Level 3 or Level 4 local authority area from travelling outside their local authority except for an essential purpose - such as work or caring responsibilities. If you arrive in Scotland from abroad via another part of the UK you must follow the rules that are in place in Scotland when you arrive. The current restrictions mean that people should not travel between Scotland and England, Northern Ireland, Ireland or Wales unless it is essential. Where possible you should consider walking, wheeling or cycling, if you can, to reduce pressure on the road network and on public transport where capacity will be limited. Added link to news item detailing countries where rules do not apply, Your feedback will help us improve this site, Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and quarantine, Testing for people travelling to Scotland. Travel for under 18s organised activities and sport. Further information is available on gov.uk. The Scottish Government have this evening announced a ban on travel from South America amid fears of a new variant of coronavirus identified in Brazil. Travel to or from Scotland without a reasonable excuse is not permitted. travel for gatherings related to funerals or for compassionate reasons which relate to the end of a person’s life. From 0400 on Friday 15 January 2021, the UK Government has also introduced a travel ban on all non-British and Irish nationals, visa holders and permanent residents who arrive in the UK from the above countries and territories. travel to meet a legal obligation including satisfying bail conditions, to participate in legal proceedings, to comply with a court mandate in terms of sentence imposed or to register a birth. ... the Scottish Government clarified. Updated information on international travel. Transport Scotland has produced guidance on travelling safely in all forms of transport. However, international leisure travel is still allowed for those living in levels zero to two – but the Scottish government is currently advising against doing so. Added information on tradespeople and working in someone else's house. If you have arrived from the Common Travel Area (CTA) but were in another country before that, and have spent 10 days or less in the CTA, you need to complete the passenger locator form and complete your self-isolation period of 10 days – unless you are from an exempt country or territory above. Travel. Find The regulations give a list of reasonable excuses which is the same as for level 3 outlined above. A proof of your negative test  is required to be presented prior to boarding the travel to Scotland. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. Updated travel information for Cyprus and Lithuania. To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, we should all stay at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary travel. Travel no further than you need to reach to a safe, non-crowded place to exercise in a socially distanced way. Aruba (arrivals will be required to self- isolate for 10 days from 0400 on Friday 15 January), Bonaire, Sint Eustatitius and Saba (arrivals will be required to self-isolate for 10 days from 0400 on Friday 15 January), Greek Islands: Cos, Corfu, Crete, Rhodes and Zakythos (arrivals from the rest of Greece will need to self-isolate), Qatar (arrivals will be required to self-isolate for 10 days from 0400 on Friday 15 January), Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, You should be aware that there are currently travel restrictions in place across Scotland, the UK and the Common Travel Area. 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