Because I’m going to be traveling to Scotland in a couple of weeks, I thought I’d share some quick updates and some links for more information. NOTE: I will have completed both shots of my Pfizer vaccine before leaving and will also have a COVID-19 Test done with in 72 hours of departure for extra reassurance.
THIS IS THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION AS OF MAY 9TH 2021.
I BELIEVE THERE ARE PLANS OF MOVING THE UK DOWN TO A LEVEL 2 BY MAY 17TH 2021.
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THIS INFORMATION!
The Scottish Government
🏴How Scotland is transitioning out of lockdown, including the framework that guides decision making.
All of Scotland is at COVID-19 Level 3.Last updated: 7 May 2021
Find out the rules on what you can do at Level 3.
Revelant To Travel
●You can travel anywhere in Scotland and can stay in holiday accommodation – but you should not stay in someone else’s house.
What can open at Level 3
☆Places and business that can open at Level 3 include:
-Cafés, pubs and restaurants can provide full outdoor service, subject to local licensing, and serve food indoors without alcohol until 8 pm
-All shops and stores
-All close contact services including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons
-Gyms and swimming pools (no indoor group exercise classes allowed for over 18s)
-All visitor attractions
-All public buildings like libraries and community centres
(Level 3)If you are coming to Scotland it is likely that you may need to isolate in a hotel or at home in Scotland for at least 10 days after you arrive.
☆Travellers, BY LAW, Must Have Proof Of A Negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Before Travelling To Scotland From Abroad.
You must not travel into or out of Scotland from outside the UK without an essential reason. See the list of essential reasons.
Check international coronavirus travel advice for people returning to or arriving in Scotland, including how to quarantine.
More information on testing for people travelling to Scotland and quarantine is in the international travel guidance.
The situation continues to evolve worldwide, so it is important that you check all guidance before you travel.
Scottish Government Strategy and Evidence
–First Minister’s updates and statements–timetable for easing lockdown restrictions
–Coronavirus (COVID-19): Strategic Framework (updated in February 2021
–Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s route map is a collection of documents setting out how Scotland will transition out of lockdown
Regular Rapid Testing For Everyone Published: 25 Apr 2021Free lateral flow test kits will be available for anyone without symptoms.
Check In Scotland launches. Published: 26 Apr 2021New service to enable faster contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.