Stornoway Airport Covid-19 Information

Covid-19

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 can be found on the Scottish Government website: https://bit.ly/3n1qfq1.


To maintain vital air links, Stornoway Airport remains open to accommodate a skeleton schedule for lifeline and essential flights.

This ensures essential services, including medical and NHS patient transfer, Royal Mail and the energy industry, can continue.

The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and staff remains our upmost priority.  It is compulsory for passengers arriving and travelling through the terminal building to always wear facial coverings and to respect physical distancing requirements.

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

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

Click here to view the updated Scottish Government travel guidance.