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Travel restrictions for English guests in Scotland

Scottish Coronavirus regulations permit unrestricted travel within Scotland and between Scotland and England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.

However, travel to or from some parts of England is restricted from 24 May.

New COVID-19 variant

This new variant is called DELTA, but also referred to as the variant first identified in India. It is spreading fastest in:

The new COVID-19 variant spreads more easily from person to person.

In the areas listed above, people should minimise travel in and out of affected areas. Find out more.

You can decide as a business owner whether to accept bookings from guests from these areas.  However, if you want to cancel a guest from these areas you should refund in full.

Three English council areas are now legally affected under The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 24) Regulations 2021.

  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
  • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Amendment of schedule 7A (restrictions on leaving or entering Scotland)
4. In paragraph 4 of schedule 7A (restrictions on leaving or entering Scotland)(4), after sub-paragraph (a) insert—
“(b)in England, the areas of—
(i)Bedford Borough Council,
(ii)Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council,
(iii)Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council.”.

Lateral Flow Testing

To reduce the risk of coronavirus being brought into communities, you may want to encourage your guests to undertake a Lateral Flow Test test before they arrive.

You can order rapid lateral flow tests for delivery anywhere in the UK and they should arrive within 24-48 hours.

Guests should test three days before they plan to travel and then again on the day of departure.  If they test positive, they should complete the period of self-isolation before they begin their journey. Find out more.





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