Islay Airport Covid-19 Information

In line with Scottish Government guidance, those travelling to a Scottish Island are encouraged to take two rapid lateral flow tests prior to departure.  You can order lateral flow testing kits to your home and are advised to take the first test three days before departure and the second on the day of departure. 

This is a voluntary programme that will help minimise the risk of bringing Covid into island communities.  Further information for getting tested in Scotland can be found on the Scottish Government website.

For UK domestic travel you can view the latest Scottish Government guidance for when a test is required. 


The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and staff remains our upmost priority.

We will continue to implement the additional mitigation measures we introduced to help ensure passenger and staff safety.

These measures include:

  • effective passenger management

  • enhanced cleaning programmes

  • use of sanitiser

  • use of a broad range of PPE

From Monday 18 April 2022, wearing a face covering will no longer be compulsory in indoor spaces in Scotland. However, the Scottish Government strongly recommends that if you are 12 or over, that you continue to wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport.

We would ask that you are considerate of others as people may or may not choose to continue to wear a face covering. We would also like to remind all visitors to be mindful of those that may want some extra space in indoor spaces.

We follow UK and Scottish Government guidance around developments on Coronavirus (COVID-19), and work with Transport Scotland and our aviation partners to ensure Islay Airport can continue its unique role.

Our airport managers will continue to implement the contingency arrangements in place to ensure Islay Airport continues to operate as required. 

You can view the latest guidance on travel and transport on the Scottish Government website.