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Scotland travel advice
Explore our complete guide to Scotland with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Scotland.
- Essential travel guide
- Weather & climate
- Travel advice
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Scotland travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to Scotland with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.
|Scotland - quick facts
|UK +0 hours
|G plug (230V)
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|Hours of sunshine (daily)
|Days with some rainfall
|Sea temperature °C
The Scotland weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Edinburgh.
Scotland travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting Scotland from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- Irish traveller advice for Scotland - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for Scotland - Government of Canada
- US travel advisories for Scotland - US Department of State
- Safe travel advisories for Scotland - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for Scotland - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Scotland.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
Scotland travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Scotland with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for Scotland - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for Scotland - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in Scotland - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Scotland, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Scotland covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Scotland with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for Scotland - Public Health Scotland
- Coronavirus timeline in Scotland - Coronalevel.com
- Latest info on travel to Scotland - Scottish Government
Scotland travel features
Do you want to learn more about Scotland? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Scotland.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Scotland including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to Scotland due to Covid-19?
Scotland is open for tourism.
Check out Public Health Scotland for more information.
What is the time difference between Scotland and the UK?
The time difference between Scotland and the UK is UK time+0 hours.
What is the main language spoken in Scotland?
What is the currency in Scotland?
Which plugs are used in Scotland?
Scotland uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in Scotland?
They drive on the left side of the road in Scotland.
Transport options for Scotland
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