Mull & Iona Tourism During COVID-19

Please read the information and advice regarding COVID-19 and Mull and Iona tourism and download our 2021 Visitor Charter.

Download our Visitor Charter (updated August 2021)

The Scottish Government has introduced a 5 tier system of COVID-19 protection levels for each area of the country. Before you consider travelling, please check the COVID protection levels (tiers). All of Scotland is currently at Level 0. Also useful is the Official Visit Scotland Advice which provides up to date travel information.


Mull and Iona are pleased to be welcoming visitors safely

Self-testing before travel

The Scottish Government has advised that travellers to the Scottish Islands should take a regular Lateral Flow test for Covid-19 prior to travel. This is because the populations on Scottish Islands may be more vulnerable to Covid-19 transmission due to the previous low number of cases. The Scottish Government has confirmed that while testing is not mandatory, travellers are asked to take two Covid-19 lateral flow tests; the first three days before travel and the second on the day of departure. Scottish residents can order a free home test kit online here. Visitors travelling from England or other parts of the UK can access regular Lateral Flow tests from their own NHS.

Mull and Iona businesses are working hard to welcome visitors back safely. We are asking everyone to play their part and remain vigilant. Our Charter asks all visitors to plan ahead, be prepared and protect each other.


Information and Links

Visit Mull and Iona Visitor Charter – Plan Ahead, Be Prepared and Protect Each Other

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

Visit Scotland Responsible Visitor Guide – Helping visitors enjoy Scotland responsibly

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

Calmac Ferries – Ferry bookings

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

Order a test – To order a Lateral Flow test for Covid-19 prior to travel, as advised by the Scottish Government (Scottish residents only – Visitors travelling from other parts of the UK can access tests from their own NHS.