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The airport remains open for essential travel.

Passengers should ensure their travel is in accordance with the essential travel guidance provided by the Scottish Government - please click here to view that guidance.

Please note - the airport cannot and will not make this decision for passengers.

Updates on travel requirements

Passengers travelling to Scotland and the rest of the UK must have a valid negative COVID-19 test result before boarding their aircraft from 04:00 oMonday 18 January 2020.

The test will be checked by operators, and passengers with a positive test result or an invalid certificate will be refused boarding.

The requirement to self-isolate/quarantine if travelling from a non-exempt country remains in place.

A valid test result must be from a PCR test, or another highly reliable test with at least 99% specificity and 97% sensitivity for detecting COVID-19 and must show the test was taken within three days of beginning the journey. The result must be presented in English, French or Spanish.

A test is not required if travelling from within the Common Travel Area.

Children aged 10 and under are not required to take a test, and there are a very limited range of further exemptions that will be specified in regulations. We will provide a link to this guidance when it is published by the Scottish Government.

Border Force will undertake spot checks of passengers arriving in Scotland as an additional measure to ensure compliance with this requirement, and will be able to apply a Fixed Penalty Notice of £480 if they identify travellers without a valid certificate.

As ever, we recommend all passengers continue to check with their airline for latest flight information and any specific travel requirements they have.

Different airlines will have different requirements, and these may include proof of a Covid negative PCR test or use of a disposable face-mask only onboard the flight.

It is very important that you check your airline's pre-travel requirements ahead of arriving at the airport to ensure you are informed and prepared.

Quarantine changes

The Scottish Government has re-introduced quarantine for passengers arriving from the United Arab Emirates from 4am on Tuesday (12 January), meaning people will now have to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival into Scotland.

A travel ban covering passengers from the following countries will come into effect from 0400 on Friday 15 January:

  • Argentina 

  • Brazil 

  • Bolivia

  • Chile 

  • Cape Verde

  • Colombia 

  • Ecuador 

  • French Guiana 

  • Guyana 

  • Paraguay 

  • Panama 

  • Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) 

  • Peru 

  • Suriname 

  • Uruguay 

  • Venezuela 

British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK will be able to enter the UK but are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival along with their household.   

More information on can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Governments at home and abroad regularly review their travel policies, and so it is important to check any local rules or restrictions before you travel.

Travel and local levels

People living in Scotland will be aware of the Covid restrictions for local areas - these are controlled and managed by the Scottish Government.

You can find out the restriction level for your area by using the Scottish Government's postcode checker.

Covid-19 Case Data

We’ve used independent data from the World Health Organization to create some handy dashboards that will help you to make informed travel decisions.

Check the data