SCOTLAND will drop its Covid test requirement for all fully vaccinated arrivals.

Testing will be axed from February 11 following an agreement at a cross-UK meeting earlier today.

This will apply to all adults who have completed a full course of an approved vaccine, usually at least two doses, and children under 18. 

Travellers will still need to fill in passenger locator forms and face coverings will still be required at airports in Scotland

Non-vaccinated travellers will still have to take tests before departure and a PCR tests on or before day two - but they will no longer have to take an eighth day test.

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The measures were agreed by the Scottish Government following engagement with all four nations and will protect the travel and tourism sectors north of the border.

Work will be done on a new surveillance system to monitor the border.

Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport Michael Matheson said:

“These measures will significantly open up international travel and were agreed on a UK wide basis.

“The measures will be extremely welcome for the Scottish tourism and aviation sectors, encouraging travel from our airports.

“While this is a positive step which will be welcomed by many we believe further surveillance measures will be necessary across all nations – as intelligence will help in terms of variants of concern.

"It was agreed further work to take this forward will be carried out over the coming weeks.”