South Africa, Mexico and Thailand are among 47 countries coming off the international travel red list from 11 October
The changes – agreed on a four nation basis – leave a smaller red list consisting of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Venezuela in place to protect public health.
This is the first review of countries since the traffic light system ended on 4 October.
In addition, vaccine certificates from more countries will be recognised to allow quarantine-free travel to Scotland.
Certificates from a further 37 countries will be recognised, as well as those issued under the United Nations vaccination programme.
The list of 47 countries is:
- Cape Verde
- French Guiana
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Costa Rica
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- La Reunion
Source: Scottish Government