As Scotland, and indeed most of the rest of the world, gets to grip with the recovery process from COVID, it’s an appropriate time to highlight the positives for the benefit of travellers planning to visit Scotland in 2021, 2022 and beyond.
Our vaccination programme is going very well and almost everyone over the age of 40 has had one, or in a lot of cases both, shots of the vaccination. Accordingly our level of infections has dropped to negligible numbers and the numbers of deaths recently has been nil in Scotland, or single digits in the rest of the UK.
We are hoping to welcome back our international guests probably from July 2021, depending on where they are coming from . The politicians are still keen to limit travel to/from countries only, which have lower infection rates than ours, and as at today, that is just 12 countries, but they will be reviewing this “green” list every 3 weeks .
However that does give us hope that by the 2022 season, this nightmare will be behind us so we are ramping up our efforts again now to encourage travellers in 2022 and 2023 and beyond.
Our Irish business is a little less certain as their recovery process is about 2 months behind Scotland / UK so it might be August or September before they reopen sufficiently to allow trips in Ireland to go ahead. Watch this space as will will give updates when we hear from the Irish Government .
We have many clients already booked to travel in 2022 due to previous trips being pushed back, so now is the time to drive forward and get the new bookings in for those who have been waiting to see when international travel restrictions are likely to be lifted.
We are nearly back to working at fully capacity so all enquiries will be speedily dealt with and we can get your next tour booked now.
In July 2022 The Open is back at St Andrews and we still have good availability for accommodation in nearby Dundee and beyond. Talk to us now about planning your trip to include to the historic 150th Open Championship. Tickets will be going on sale in June 2021 so you should be planning your trip now.
In 2024 The Open is back at Royal Troon and we are already taking bookings for that event too.
So, lets get back to looking ahead and get new trips in the diary and have something great to look forward to.
Many thanks to all our regular readers and travellers for your support during the past 14 months in particular and we look forward to welcoming you to Scotland soon.
11 May 2021