Considerations in regards to the mutant Covid pressure imply that each one vacationers returning to the UK from six South African international locations must self-isolate and full two PCR exams from midday, no matter their vaccination standing.
The choice was prompted by issues in regards to the incidence of variant B.1.1.529 and the effectiveness of vaccines towards it.
Six international locations had been positioned on the pink checklist of journey restrictions after scientists raised the alarm over what they worry is the worst recognized Covid-19 variant.
It’s anticipated that tons of of people that have just lately returned from South Africa, the place the variant was found, and neighboring international locations, will likely be tracked down and supplied exams to keep away from the brand new variant reaching the UK.
Anybody who has arrived in Scotland from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana within the earlier 10 days will likely be required to enter a managed quarantine resort upon arrival in Scotland and can want Day 2 and eight Coronavirus (COVID-19) … PCR check no matter their vaccination standing.
Michael Matheson, Cupboard Secretary for Internet Zero, Vitality and Transportation, stated: “Restrictions on journey overseas are mandatory to guard public well being.
“Whereas many restrictions have been eased significantly … now we have at all times stated that new measures could also be required shortly to guard public well being in Scotland.”
Extra info on worldwide journey and quarantine
There are not any direct flights to Scotland from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe or Botswana.
Modifications to journey restrictions for arrivals from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe or Botswana will take impact from 12 midday on Friday 26 November.