International travel restrictions end

Following agreement at a cross-UK meeting, all international travel restrictions for people coming to Scotland are to end.

Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to complete Passenger Locator Forms under the change which comes into effect at 4am Friday (18 March).

Non-vaccinated travellers will cease taking pre-departure and day two PCR tests and no longer have to complete locator forms.

Monitoring by the UK Health Security Agency will continue with a contingency toolkit of measures developed tailored to specific future scenarios.

The measures were agreed by the Scottish Government following engagement with all four nations.

The Scottish Government expressed concern over the lack of border control measures and – with the other devolved administrations – called on the UK Government to maintain some form of border surveillance.

However given the negative impact of non-alignment on the tourism industry, alignment was reluctantly agreed on a four nation basis.

These changes only apply to incoming travellers. People should continue to check for the latest information on the requirements in other countries when travelling abroad.