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Foreign travel advice

Travel abroad during Covid

Testing rules for travelling to Scotland

Check if you need a Covid test if travelling to Scotland


If you need to visit another country, check before you travel what restrictions that country has in place.

You can also check guidance for British people travelling abroad on GOV.UK

Hand luggage restrictions at UK airports

There are restrictions on what items you can take in your hand luggage and hold luggage when boarding a plane in the UK. You should check with your airline how many and what size bags you can take on the plane with you.

Find out more about hand luggage restrictions.

Take your pet abroad

Your pet dog, cat or ferret must meet the entry requirements for the country you're going to or coming from.

You can find more information about taking a pet abroad on GOV.UK.

Travelling with pets to the EU or Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021, you'll need to make additional health preparations and will need extra documents to travel with your dog, cat or ferret to the EU and Northern Ireland. This includes assistance dogs.

You can find more information about travelling with pets to the EU and Northern Ireland on GOV.UK.

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