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Latest Customer Update Change to travel restrictions from 26 April 2021

Customer Update - Change to travel restrictions from 26 April 2021 

The Scottish Government has confirmed that from 26 April 2021, the remaining travel restrictions within Scotland will be lifted. Our summer timetable will resume on most routes from Monday, for the period to 17 October 2021. 

We are very much looking forward to being able to welcome more of you on board. A warm welcome awaits.  

Food and Drink on board  

From 26 April, we'll also be able to offer customers more food and drink options on board, including your favourite dishes made with the very best Scottish produce. You can find out more about our offer, including what will be available on individual vessels/routes: Food and drink on board  

Planning ahead  

With the reopening of travel and tourism, and restrictions easing, we are encouraging all customers to prepare and plan ahead for travel. Physical distancing measures are in place and this also means our capacity remains less than in 'normal' times. Where possible, please book online via our website, and on our 'turn up and go' routes, always build in extra time, particularly at peak periods since your first choice of sailing may not always be available.  

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Safer Travel  

To help you travel in confidence, we've implemented enhanced safety measures on our vessels and in our ports and offices since the pandemic began. This includes strict cleaning protocols and the implementation of official physical distancing guidelines. You can find out more here.   

We also have a set of safer travel rules which we need our passengers to follow to help keep one another safe. To support you, we've prepared a step-by-step guide to help prepare for your journey. It also includes details on the Scottish Government's voluntary pre-departure self-testing programme, open to those planning to travel to the Scottish islands.  

As many of us prepare to reconnect with our favourite places or explore new locations - please remember to visit responsibly. Check the arrangements individual islands and locations have for managing the safety of their visitors and communities - and follow  VisitScotland's #RespectProtectEnjoy  guidance by taking litter home; cleaning up any waste; avoiding the use of fires; taking care not to disturb flora, fauna, animals or their habitats, and keeping to way marked paths. If you plan to stay overnight, don't travel without confirmation of accommodation, or an official camping pitch.

Stay up to date 

Follow our @calmac_updates Twitter channel for CalMac customer service updates and information and stay up to date with the latest travel guidance via our regularly updated FAQs. 

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