Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising: UK - Scotland


Status Summary

  1. Can I and my crew get to my boat and back?
    Restricted. Scotland has relaxed its internal travel restrictions. Other UK and a list of EU and other countries are now permitted without 14 day quarantine (see below). Other countries require 14 days quarantine.

  2. Restrictions sailing in-country and cross-border
    Most marinas and harbours re-opening, but many with severely restricted capacity and most requiring pre-booking. Please adhere to RYA Scotland’s "Respect the Destination" published guidelines.

    Caledonian Canal has now re-opened for through transits. Crinan Canal also open, but reportedly not for 7 day operations (some mid-week and some weekend closures, so check with the Canal Office in advance).

  3. Social restrictions and requirements (and any special points)
    There are restrictions which are evolving including social distancing 2 metres and face coverings on public transport and in shops. See latest on the Scottish Government web page

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Reviewed: 04/08/20

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