Journey rules to Scotland have modified shortly amid issues over a brand new variant of the coronavirus.
All vacationers returning to Scotland from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana shall be required to self-isolate and full two PCR checks from 12:00 pm Friday 26 November, no matter their vaccination standing.
A managed quarantine placement shall be created for all arrivals from these international locations. This is applicable to all arriving from 04:00 on Saturday 27 November.
There aren’t any direct flights to Scotland from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe or Botswana.
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The choice was prompted by issues concerning the emergence of latest circumstances of variant B.1.1.529 in southern Africa, given issues concerning the massive variety of mutations and the effectiveness of vaccines towards it.
Anybody who has arrived in Scotland from any of the six international locations within the earlier 10 days shall be required to enter a managed quarantine lodge upon arrival in Scotland and can want a coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR take a look at on the second and eighth day no matter their vaccination standing. …
Michael Matheson, Cupboard Secretary for Web Zero, Vitality and Transportation, stated: “Restrictions on journey overseas are vital to guard public well being.
“Whereas most of the restrictions have been eased significantly – largely because of the success of the Scottish authorities’s COVID-19 vaccine introduction – we’ve got all the time stated that new measures might should be launched shortly to guard public well being in Scotland.”