Can I go on holiday to Scotland? Travel to country opens up to England and Wales from today as lockdown eases04/26/2021
HOLIDAYS in Scotland can go ahead from today as the country moves from Level 4 to Level 3 of local restrictions.
There are different rules for the rest of the UK – here is what you need to know about holidays to Scotland right now.
Can I go on holiday to Scotland?
Yes – from today, travel between Scotland, England and Wales is now permitted.
This includes non-essential travel, meaning holidays and day trips.
Holidays have already resumed in Wales and England, with single-household trips to self-catered properties reopening earlier this month.
However, Scotland was not included, until today.
What are the current holiday rules for Scotland?
People living in England have been able to travel to Wales since April 12 but today’s announcement means people can freely go north of the border too.
Tourist accommodation can open with restrictions in place which includes hotels and B&Bs – this is not the same in England and Wales, with only self-catered properties able to open until next month.
Hospitality venues like cafes, pubs and restaurants can open until 8pm indoors – but without alcohol. They can serve customers outdoors with alcohol, subject to local licensing laws.
In Scotland, up to six people from two households can now socialise indoors in a public place, such as a cafe or restaurant, but not in homes.
Indoor attractions and public buildings such as galleries, museums and libraries can open.
This is different for England, where indoor attractions remain closed and only outdoor attractions can open, which will be lifted from May 17.
What are the current rules in England?
Self-catered accommodation reopened from April 12, but only for one household meaning you cannot go on holiday with friends or family.
Hotels and group holidays will then resume from May 17 – this can only be for two households, with no limit on people, or the rule of six from more than two households.
Hotels and group holidays with no restrictions will go ahead from June 21.
Day trips can go ahead now, which includes attractions such as zoos and theme parks, although indoor hospitality will not resume until May 17.
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