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Entry in Scotland from Germany / Netherlands / England


I have a trip booked in 2 weeks.

I am from Germany, but we will come to Scotland by ferry via Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Newcastle.

We are all fully vaccinated.

Germany will be on the green list from 8th August on.
Netherlands is on the amber list.

As I see it correctly it does not make any difference for us, as we are vaccinated.

We still need a PCR test on arrival in Scotland - or do we need to take it in England as we will arrive in Newcastle and go to Scotland by car?

Are we coming from Germany (green) or the Netherlands (amber), which we will only cross by car to Amsterdam?

I did not find any information on this.

Thanks in advance and best regards,


  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hallo Stefan,

    Guten tag,

    First of all, I hope you have a great time when you are in Scotland.

    Secondly, as you are arriving from Amsterdam, so you are classed as arriving in the UK from the Netherlands which is on the amber list.

    Double vaccinated means, you will need to do a PCR test before your journey and on the second day after arrival by the latest.

    Don't forget that you are arriving in the UK from the Netherlands (Amber List)

    There will be a new government announcement tomorrow (Monday 9th August) so this information may no longer be relevant to you.

    It may be that the Netherlands move to the green list. We will see!

    Hope that helps

    Best regards
  • SabineSabine Member
    Dear Stefan,

    I am planning exactly the same trip under the same conditions (arriving from Germany via the Netherlands to Newcastle and travel to Scotland without a stop in England) and all the way back six days later. I would be very grateful for any information how it worked in the end, when and where did you have to take a test and which documents did you have to fill out? 

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    Best wishes,
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