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All international travellers required to enter hotel quarantine from Monday

Tue 9 Feb 21

Scottish Transport Secretary, Michael Mathieson announced to the Scottish Parliament this afternoon that all international arrivals in Scotland will be required to enter hotel quarantine from Monday.

Travellers will have to pay £1750 in advance for a ten-day stay at a designated quarantine hotel and will be tested twice for Covid while in quarantine.

Rooms must be booked via a central government online portal which is due to go live on Thursday.

He confirmed that 1300 rooms have been booked in six hotels near Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports and said: “We need a comprehensive approach to restricting international travel.”, adding that it was “very hard to say with confidence where the high-risk countries are”.

The UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock announced earlier today that hotel quarantine will only be used in England for travellers arriving from 'red list' countries; Mr Mathieson said  “We know that is not sufficient and we have therefore gone further.”

Full details of the Scottish Government's announcement are here.

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