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6 January 2022

SPAA TRAVEL ADVICE ALERT | BREAKING NEWS

SPAA TRAVEL ADVICE ALERT | 06/01/22
From | Mike Tibbert - SPAA President

SCOTLAND TO ALIGN WITH UK NATIONS' CHANGES TO PRE-DEPARTURE COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENTS

From 04.00 GMT : Friday 7th January 2022
Travellers (fully vaccinated or under 18) entering Scotland from any country will NO LONGER have to take a pre-departure test prior to their travel to / back to the UK. On arrival, they will have to take a PCR test but will no longer have to self-isolate while awaiting the result.

Re definition of 'fully vaccinated' : Click here

From 04.00 GMT : Sunday 9th January 2022
They will only have to take a Lateral Flow test instead of a PCR test on or before Day 2 following their arrival. This Lateral Flow test must be bought from a private test provider (free NHS tests are not allowed). Anyone who tests positive on the LFT will need to isolate and take a free confirmatory PCR test.

Unvaccinated passengers must continue to take a pre-departure test, PCR tests on day two and day eight, and self-isolate for 10 days. Unvaccinated passengers must continue to complete a passenger locator form - even if they are just passing through. The form must be completed in the 48 hour period - or less - before their journey.

Re Passenger Locator Form : Click here

From 04.00 GMT : Monday 10th January 2022

Vaccine certificates approved for a further 16 countries & territories - to allow quarantine-free travel to Scotland. These are Bhutan, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Fiji, Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, The Gambia, Uzbekistan, as well as North Cyprus and Papua New Guinea

More information, and the SPAA's Comments following yesterday's statement by the First Minister on financial support, and today's announcement on testing can be found below.

Click for gov.scot News Release

Click for SPAA Comment on today's announcement 06/01/22

Click for SPAA Comment on financial support 05/01/22

Click for international travel section at gov.scot
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