Coronavirus Travel in Orkney

Post-Covid-19 Travel Tips for the Orkney Islands

Mermaid Bride illustration by Stromness, Orkney artist Bryce Wilson, from The Mermaid Bride by Orkney folklorist and storyteller Tom Muir.

Covid-19 has brought changes in Orkney, as everywhere.

Please be sensitive to the legitimate concerns that many Orkney residents still have. The coronavirus world is a strange landscape for all of us.

Puffin feeding in Scotland's Orkney Islands, coronavirus Orkney travel tips

The Covid-19 Orkney travel information below will help you to manage your travel plans, both in getting to Orkney and getting around within the islands.

Some Orkney businesses and sites will be limited in capacity and opening hours. Some public toilets may not immediately reopen due to stringent cleaning requirements.

Please remember that a mask is required in shops, on public transport and in public indoor spaces.

We know you'll keep the safety and comfort of our island community the focus of everything you do.

Thank you.

Find the latest covid-19 Scotland and Orkney Islands travel updates in the links below.

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Post-Covid Travel to Orkney ~ Official Updates

* Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on travel and transport from the Scottish government

* Timetable for easing coronavirus restrictions in Scotland and the Orkney Islands - latest updates

* VisitScotland

Covid-19 travel advice

* How to get tested before you travel to Scottish islands

Making Your Orkney Travel Plans

* Flights to Orkney information on

* Make ferry reservations to Orkney well ahead of time to avoid disappointment at
NorthLink Ferries

* Make inter-island ferry reservations at
Orkney Ferries

* Orkney Islands bus timetables

What's Open in Orkney?

* Where can I eat in Orkney?
Where can I stay in Orkney?
What can I do in Orkney?

* Updates about sites in Scotland and Orkney managed by
Historic Environment Scotland

Get away from it all!

* Find off the beaten path solitude in Orkney

Responsible Scotland visitors pledge; #RespectProtectEnjoy
Walking on the Scottish Orkney Island of Graemsay,

More Orkney travel tips:

  • Find public toilets in Orkney

    Gotta go? It happens to all of us. Now, you might have noticed that Orkney is particularly short on trees to duck behind. We don't want it to spoil your day. Here's our Orkney loo map so you can find toilets in Orkney. You're welcome.

  • The Rainy Day in Orkney Guide

    Need some things to do on a rainy day? There's no need to let Orkney's wet weather spoil your fun. A disappointing day out is simple to avoid. Have a look at our rainy day guide, and rescue that rainy day in Orkney.

  • Avoid Midges in Orkney

    Being unprepared for crazy-making midges can spoil a beautiful day of exploration in the wilds of Orkney. Here are our best tips for avoiding midgies in Orkney ... or at least rendering them slightly less maddening.

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Mermaid image (Rhonda's pages) and storyteller image (Tom's pages), and all other illustrations except where noted are here by the courtesy of our dear friend - Stromness author, artist and historian, Bryce Wilson MBE, who owns all copyrights. Thanks, Bryce!

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