Updated 3rd April 2023

Visitors are welcome to Shetland and there are currently no Covid restrictions in place, in line with the latest Scottish government guidance.

All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the government reminds people that the virus has not gone away.

That means that wearing a mask indoors in public places and on public transport is recommended, although it is no longer a legal requirement. Ferry operator NorthLink Ferries continues to strongly recommend that face coverings are worn in its ports and ships, while Loganair operates strict FlySafe Protocols on every flight.

It is also advised that everyone continues to take extra precautions when enjoying Shetland and its attractions.

International travel to Scotland

For most international travellers, no Covid travel rules apply for entering Scotland. If you are travelling from mainland China to Scotland via England, you must take a pre-departure test.

If you’re planning a trip to Scotland from another country, you should check your own government’s advice about travelling home after visiting Scotland.

Please note: new travel rules may be brought in at short notice, so check the latest advice for each country you’re planning to travel to before booking your trip and before you go.