Coronavirus in Scotland: Quarantine guidelines lifted for journey to Spain

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The transfer opens the best way for Scots to go on vacation to Spain, and vice versa

Individuals who journey to Scotland from Spain will not have to enter quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

The change, coming in later this week, was sanctioned after a evaluation of an infection charges in mainland Spain and the Spanish islands.

The transfer opens the trail for Scots to go on vacation in Spain, and for Spaniards to journey to Scotland.

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf stated additional nations may but be added to the listing of “air bridge” locations.

However he warned that Covid-19 was “nonetheless lively and nonetheless lethal” and added that additional modifications would solely be made when it was “secure to take action”.

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Individuals who journey into the UK from overseas are required to enter quarantine for 2 weeks on arrival, or danger a high quality.

Nevertheless, a listing of nations round Europe and the globe have been made exempt from this, creating “air bridges” to permit folks to journey extra freely.

The Scottish authorities – which has management over public well being measures north of the border – initially didn’t embrace Spain on its listing of nations exempt from self-isolation necessities, citing issues concerning the prevalence of coronavirus there.

A “thorough evaluation” has now been performed and means Spain and its islands can be added to the listing later within the week.

Mr Yousaf stated: “Following this newest evaluation and having fastidiously thought of the potential public well being affect of adjusting the nation exemptions for quarantine, we’re capable of carry that requirement for these travelling from Spain. We’re repeatedly holding different nations underneath evaluation and the place there may be clear proof that it’s secure to take action, we are going to add additional nations

“Clearly the virus has not gone away. It’s nonetheless lively and it’s nonetheless lethal. With the quarantine restrictions being lifted from these nations this implies we’ve got to be much more cautious about what we’re doing.

“Anybody travelling ought to comply with public well being recommendation always together with carrying face coverings, avoiding crowded locations, washing palms and surfaces, staying two metres aside and self-isolating in the event that they get signs and instantly registering for a take a look at.”

The place can I am going with out quarantining on return?

From Friday, travellers are exempt from quarantine guidelines once they arrive in Scotland from:

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Réunion, San Marino, Seychelles, South Korea, Spain, St Barthélemy, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Vatican Metropolis, Vietnam.

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