Judging by the plummeting temperatures, it’s safe to say summer is over for another year and we’re officially into fall weather.
For many, it has been almost two years since they traveled outside the UK but, with restrictions easing, now is the perfect time to book an escape from the Scottish cold over the next few years. month.
From October 4, there will no longer be any green or orange travel lists and instead just one red list – dramatically increasing holiday options for Scots.
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Be aware that travel restrictions can change quickly, so check the latest regulations in any country before you book a vacation there.
Here’s what you need to know about winter getaways this year, including the cheapest destinations.
All prices were taken from the travel search site Skyscanner, and are subject to change.
When should I book?
In general, November and early December seem like the best time to book a holiday getaway if you’re looking to spend as little as possible.
Towards the end of December, flight prices skyrocket as many seek to spend Christmas in a warm climate.
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Should I be concerned about the restrictions related to Covid?
Not all of the destinations recommended here are currently on the Scotland Travel Red List, meaning fully vaccinated travelers will not need to take a pre-departure Covid test before returning home.
However, it is possible that these countries will later be moved to the Red List, so travelers should check the Scottish Government’s information. website for the most recent information before booking.
Additionally, each country has its own rules regarding Covid, so be sure to research what regulations are in place before booking a vacation anywhere so you understand what to expect.
Cheap winter flights to Spain and the Canary Islands
In November and December, return flights are available to Alicante for as little as £ 20 depending on the days booked.
For those wishing to visit a more lively city, flights to Malaga can be booked for the same price.
Tickets to Lanzarote can be bought for as little as £ 34 in November, but prices soar to around £ 86 in December.
Looking to other cities, prices start to rise.
Tickets to destinations such as Mallorca, Gran Canaria and Tenerife can be booked for around £ 45 in November, but if you want to travel to big cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, be prepared to pay over £ 50 – and up to £ 80 in December.
Cheap winter flights to Portugal
You can book a return flight to Portugal for £ 16 in November.
Tickets for a weekend in the Faro area can be purchased for under £ 20.
The historic and culturally rich region lends itself to a more authentic Portuguese vacation for those looking for more than just a Scottish getaway this winter.
Flights from Lisbon in November can also be bought for £ 43 for those who fancy a bit more of the hustle and bustle, but prices skyrocket in December.
Cheap winter flights to Greece
Options in Greece are relatively limited this winter, unless you’re prepared to pay at least £ 70.
However, if you’re quick, you can buy tickets to Athens in the second week of December for just over £ 50.
Cheap winter flights to Morocco
Those who wish to venture a little further this winter will be rewarded with warmer temperatures.
Although flights to Morocco are generally not cheap, it is currently possible to book tickets to the city of Agadir for just £ 49 on Skyscanner.
It might not be the most famous city but, unless you’re willing to pay around £ 100 to go to Casablanca or Tangier, it’s an affordable alternative.