International Travel Restrictions Easing and the Visit Scotland Days Out Fund

11 Feb 2022

After what seems like a long couple of years of restrictions changing, we're happy to say that it is now a lot easier for our international friends to come and visit us, go on our amazing tours of Scotland, and try to spot Nessie or a wee Highland Coo! 

It seems that over the past couple of years it’s just been constant updates about what we can and can’t do and where we can and can’t go. It can be a bit hard to keep up with, and it can often mean that even when we book things, we’re not entirely sure if they will go ahead. This is especially true for our international friends, and we can understand that it can be confusing to know when you can travel, if you can get into Scotland, and if you have to test or isolate when you get here or before you go.

From today, (February 11th 2022), this should become a lot clearer, as a lot of travel restrictions are being lifted for those wanting to come into Scotland, which is great news for us as well, as it means we’ll be able to welcome more and more of you onto our award-winning tours of Scotland.

As of 4am, fully vaccinated people arriving in Scotland no longer need to test providing they have completed a full course of an approved vaccine. Unvaccinated travellers will need to take tests before they depart, and a PCR test on or before day 2. They will also no longer be required to isolate, and a day eight test is no longer needed either.

If you're fully vaccinated, you do however need to be able to prove that you have followed an approved vaccine course and that you are vaccinated, and you will need to fill out a passenger locator form on the government website. 

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of this too, as we are currently running an offer with Visit Scotland. Some of our favourite Scotland Tours are available with up to 50% off the ticket price! Currently our Loch Ness, Glencoe and The Highlands tour from Edinburgh, our 1-day Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness, and Loch Ness, Glencoe and The Highlands from Glasgow

We know this time of year is a bit tight on everyone's budgets after the Christmas splurge, so for a limited time only, we're offering 50% off selected tours thanks to VisitScotland's Days Out Incentive Fund.  We’re particular fans of winter tours anyway. There is something so special about the first smell of snow in the crisp air. It's like the universe is giving us a fresh new slate, and with the mark of the new year, we are all motivated to reach our full potential. What’s more, all the scenery you know and love in Scotland, looks even more special in winter. Think Eilean Donan castle surrounded by frost and snow, a wee Highland cow in a white field, or Glencoe, made even more dramatic with an icy atmosphere. If one of the tours included in the offer doesn't sound like the perfect one for you, we still have 22 other tours of Scotland to choose from.

February is better than January anyway, it’s slightly warmer, and the days are getting a bit longer, meaning you’ll be able to see even more on your tours! 

This means that now is the perfect time to come back to Scotland (if you don’t already live here) and get on a tour. We know it's not long until the offer ends, but just jump on a flight, you won't regret it! If you're already here though, there's still time to take advantage of this great offer and go on tour for a bit less money! 

We're so excited that the restrictions are lifting and we are going to be able to welcome more and more of you on tour with us, we've missed you!

How the restrictions are changing.

To read more about the restrictions and how they are changing, follow this link to the Visit Scotland article on the changes.

What we are doing to make your tour as safe as possible.

At Timberbush Tours, we are committed to making sure your tour is as safe as possible, meaning we take stringent precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure you feel comfortable and secure when travelling with us. To learn about everything, we are doing to ensure and enhance the safety of our tours, follow this link.

Full government advice on international travel to Scotland.

To learn more about current restrictions and for the most up to date travel guidance from the government for Scotland, follow this link.