Wed 8 Jul 20
This afternoon, Wednesday 8 July, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced updated guidelines on international travel and quarantine requirements for travel to and from Scotland.
The First Minister noted the importance of international travel for the tourism and aviation sectors, however warned of the risks of importing the virus from other countries.
The current prevalence of the virus in Scotland is 28 in 100,000 people, and this is relevant to decisions on quarantine measures. Following an explanation of the green and amber rating system for the Coronavirus in other countries, as adopted by UK Government, she confirmed that from Friday 10 July, people travelling from countries in the green category will no longer be required to self-isolate on arrival to Scotland.
For those travelling from an amber category country, quarantine requirements would also be relaxed on Friday for those arriving from a country that has a similar, or lower, prevalence of the virus than Scotland. However, this currently doesn’t lift on quarantine restrictions for those flying in-bound from Spain (including the Canary Islands) and Serbia. The First Minister also shared that Public Health Scotland would hold data and carry out spot checks on arrivals landing at English airports, and quarantine requirements will apply to every arrival in Scotland whose journey began in a listed country, including those who entered Scotland through a third non-listed country or England.
The next statutory review will take place on Monday 20 July.
It was also announced by the First Minister today that: