Mull & Iona Tourism During COVID-19

If you are visiting Mull and Iona, please download our COVID-19 Visitor Charter at the bottom of this page.

The Scottish Government has published a Route Map setting out a phased approach to easing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. We are now in Phase 3 of the Route Map and, therefore, Mull and Iona is welcoming visitors. Please read our Visitor Charter which outlines the measures our businesses are taking to keep visitors safe while asking guests, tourists and visitors to play their part too. In particular, please plan ahead and make sure you have ferries and accommodation booked and have planned your meals.

For information on how the new one-household lockdown rules, introduced in September 2020, affect you please read this update from Visit Scotland.

Mull welcomes responsible visitors with mobile homes and campervans but it is essential to book your vehicle into a campsite or holiday park overnight. There is plenty of space at Craignure, Pennygown, Salen Bay, Crannich and Tobermory which all have waste disposal facilities. The campsites in the South West of Mull at Uisken and Fidden are closed; motor homes with their own facilities can overnight at Ardalanish Farm – there are no waste disposal or toilets available. Wild camping is forbidden for any motorised vehicle on Mull. Read our guide for campervans and motorhomes on Mull.

Ferries from Oban are operating at reduced capacity and have to be booked in advance, including foot passengers. Fishnish-Lochaline, Fionnphort-Iona and Tobermory – Kilchoan remain as turn-up-and-go. Read full details on the Caledonian MacBrayne website.

Please be aware that not all visitor accommodation and facilities are able to open because of social distancing measures, but we do have a beautiful outdoor environment to explore with mountains, forests and many stunning beaches, all home to rare wildlife. Follow us on social media for inspiration for your visit.

To find out up-to-date information on what is open on Mull and Iona and for further advice on your visit, phone lines are open at Visit Scotland Craignure Information Centre on 01680 812377, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. The Visit Scotland iCentre opens on Monday, August 10th.


Download the Visit Mull and Iona COVID-19 Visitor Charter


Important Information

New Lockdown Restrictions – Update from Visit Scotland on the new lockdown restrictions introduced in September 2020

Food for Thought – Guide for local produce (food boxes, ready meals, general groceries, takeaways and desserts)

Isle of Mull Campervan Guide – Guide to campervanning on Mull, including information on which campsites are currently open

Official Visit Scotland Advice – Guide to our current and future recovery phases

Visit Scotland Visitor Charter – General visitor charter for Scotland

Mull & Iona Ferry Committee – Information on the CalMac ferry service

Mull and Iona Accommodation – Browse and filter by different types of accommodation

Calmac Ferries – Ferry bookings

Ferry Updates and Travel Advice Further information and advice from ferry operator Calmac

Travelling by Bus – information from local bus operator West Coast Motors