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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.

Scotland's new five-tiered system of coronavirus related measures came into force on November 2nd and we’d respectfully ask potential visitors to Orkney to ensure they follow all the latest official guidance on travel.

Details of the new measures can be found on the Scottish Government website, but we’d like to reiterate the importance of not travelling to Orkney from a Level 4 or Level 3 local authority area in Scotland, unless it’s for essential purposes.

Other parts of the UK are subject to their own restrictions, so please ensure you follow the advice relevant to your area. However, please remember that the current Scottish Government guidance, given the state of the epidemic across the UK, is that people avoid any unnecessary travel between Scotland and England, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

Read our latest update and take a look at our information pages below to help you understand the current situation in Orkney. We've included travel and health information as well as details of what's open, eating out options and much more. Newsletter

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