Guidance for people entering Scotland from outside the UK during the coronavirus pandemic

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What does this involve?

From Monday 8 June 2020, residents and visitors entering the UK are subject to new measures due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Under the new legislation, everyone arriving in the UK must:

  • provide journey and contact details, and the address where they will be staying in the UK
  • self-isolate for the first 14 days they are in the UK – this means they cannot leave the place where they are staying

These measures apply across the UK, with some minor differences in how they are implemented in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If your final destination in the UK is Scotland, you will be expected to follow the Scottish guidance. These rules also apply to people who live in Scotland and are returning from outwith the UK. 

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Residents and visitors arriving in the UK from outwith the common travel area from 8 June 2020.

How long does this take?

You can read the guidance at your own pace.

Important information

Before you travel to the UK, you should provide your journey, contact details and the address where you will self-isolate. You must present these details on your arrival in the UK.

You can complete the passenger locator form up to 48 hours before you arrive in the UK. You may need to show that you’ve completed the form when you arrive at the UK border, including in Scotland.

If you do not complete this form, you may be fined £60 in Scotland. You also may not be allowed to enter the UK (unless you are either a UK citizen or a UK resident).

Please note that the £60 fine can be doubled for each subsequent offence, up to a maximum of £500.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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