Foreign travel advice

Last updated: 30 July 2020

During coronavirus (COVID-19), you should not travel to another country unless it is essential.

You need to provide your journey and contact details when you travel to the UK.

For most countries, anyone coming or returning to the UK to stay in Scotland must isolate for 14 days. But for some countries, you may not have to self-isolate at all.

Find out the latest travel restrictions and who may not need to self-isolate on

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

The UK Government website gives the latest travel advice during coronavirus for the rest of the 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

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

Find out more about taking a pet abroad.