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Updates on international travel

Anyone arriving in Scotland from abroad will be required to take and provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test or lateral flow test from 0400 Tuesday 7 December, 2021.

This test must be taken in the 48 hours before you are due to arrive in Scotland. International travellers are also required to book day 2 PCR test to be taken on or before day 2 of your arrival. You must self isolate at home or in the place you are staying as soon as you arrive and until you receive a negative test result from your day 2 PCR test.

If the result of your day 2 PCR test is positive, you will need to isolate for a full 10 days from the date of your positive test result.

These rules are decided and managed by the Scottish Government - Edinburgh Airport has no role in this.

To read these rules, please click here to be taken to the Scottish Government website for a comprehensive guide on what is required of you.

Updates to Red list and managed quarantine

People arriving from the following countries will have to enter managed quarantine (hotel quarantine) for 10 days regardless of vaccination status:

  • Angola

  • Botswana

  • Eswatini

  • Lesotho

  • Malawi

  • Mozambique

  • Namibia

  • South Africa

  • Zambia

  • Zimbabwe

Managed quarantine is handled by the Scottish Government and more information is available at this section of the government website - click here.

Travel restrictions

The Scottish Government decides on and manages restrictions and requirements for international travel and we advise all passengers to read and understand what is required of them ahead of travel. You can read more on the Scottish Government's website by clicking here.  

Additional information and advice

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

We recommend passengers also check the requirements of their destination country ahead of travel.

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.