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Flying from England to Edinburgh - LHR - EDI - to purchase a car

Flying from England to Edinburgh - LHR - EDI - to purchase a car

Old Apr 18, 21, 1:04 pm
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Flying from England to Edinburgh - LHR - EDI - to purchase a car

Is it permissible to fly to Edinburgh from Heathrow to purchase a car tomorrow or Tuesday?
Has anyone flown into Edinburgh recently? What do they check?
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:08 pm
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This thread might help

UK arrivals requirements - pre-departure test, quarantine and post-arrival tests
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:19 pm
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I’d say travel isn’t permitted though this is on my interpretation that a car isn’t essential shopping permitted under the exceptions given the fact you could buy a car in the UK. I’d say you are splitting hairs if it’s a specific type unless it’s say a specially adapted car for a disabled person not so readily available in England.

At Heathrow you aren’t likely to be asked and indeed if you OLCI you won’t see anybody until the gate area. I’d say you are more likely to be stopped by Police Scotland who sometimes man the podium in Scottish airports or mingle round the reclaim area. iF they are around and it’s not a given that’s the case would they let you go..or put you on the same aircraft back to London with a fine?

id like to think the former but given the first ministers response on travel today it seems Scotland are setting the rules for their game.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/co...rt/#exceptions
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:23 pm
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Under current Scottish restrictions, no. You are not supposed to leave or enter Scotland without a reasonable excuse. This is the relevant section of the law with the examples of reasonable exuses

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2020/344/schedule/7A
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:30 pm
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Hi,

However , it is potentially likely that the restrictions on Scotland-Rest of UK travel will be lifted in a week's time ( Mon 26 April)- I think the govt words is that ( subject to data) the restrictions 'should' be lifted.

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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:49 pm
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Is business a reasonable excuse? If it was a car purchased for work, self employed chauffer perhaps? Company car?
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:51 pm
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This is what is allowable for work

(b) work or provide voluntary or charitable services, where it is not possible for the person to do so from home,
Is it for work?
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:52 pm
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The car is for work
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:55 pm
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I’m flying LHR-EDI on 28/04 for leisure, meet friend and then drive to London via a Airbnb break midway on the return. I thought this was allowed then?
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
This is what is allowable for work



Is it for work?
Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Iím flying LHR-EDI on 28/04 for leisure, meet friend and then drive to London via a Airbnb break midway on the return. I thought this was allowed then?
It looks like that is allowed from 26th, as long as things don't change
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Iím flying LHR-EDI on 28/04 for leisure, meet friend and then drive to London via a Airbnb break midway on the return. I thought this was allowed then?
Probably, but it hasn't been confirmed yet so I wouldn't say it is guaranteed.
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Old Apr 18, 21, 1:59 pm
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Thanks Kbuffett fully prepared to delay, but I did think it was allowed
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Old Apr 18, 21, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Kbuffett View Post
The car is for work
Why does it have to be this week ?

Could it not be delayed until after 26 April assuming things change and why have you got to go to Scotland to get this car ?

would these be questions that youíd be asked IF stopped.

I doubt youíd be stopped and if you were would your explanation be acceptable but given UK and Scottish rules say itís not permitted and if Police Scotland get political you could be doing the walk of shame.
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Old Apr 18, 21, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Kbuffett View Post
Is business a reasonable excuse? If it was a car purchased for work, self employed chauffer perhaps? Company car?
Doesnít need to be business, you are travelling to obtain goods considered essential for the function of a household and it is within the rules.
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Old Apr 18, 21, 2:26 pm
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Doesnít need to be business, you are travelling to obtain goods considered essential for the function of a household and it is within the rules.
Have car sales been suspended in England?
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