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Planning a visit to Orkney?

Find all the information you need about travel to Orkney during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know many of you have missed Orkney during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve missed you too.

Things have returned to some degree of normality across our community, with many shops, services and attractions open and welcoming visitors, with COVID-related precautions in place. Travel to the islands is operating, although capacity on our ferries and flights remains restricted, which could mean you’re not able to travel when you’d really like to.

If you're planning a visit, you should make sure you book your accommodation prior to visiting Orkney. Please don't arrive in the islands without accommodation arranged in advance.

Read our latest update and take a look at our information pages below to help you understand the current situation in Orkney before beginning to plan a visit to the islands. We've included travel and health information as well as details of what's open, eating out options and much more. These pages will continue to be updated over the coming weeks and months.

If you're planning a visit, search for accommodation in Orkney, or view our late availability pages and take a look at our latest film and blogs for more inspiration. Newsletter

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