More countries added to the quarantine list

Three more countries have been added to the government’s mandatory quarantine list following significant increases in coronavirus cases.

Friday, 7th August 2020, 11:15 am
Travellers from Belgium, the Bahamas and Andorra will have to self-isolate
Travellers from Belgium, the Bahamas and Andorra will have to self-isolate

Anyone coming to Scotland from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas will have to self-isolate for two weeks, while improvements in Brunei and Malaysia mean this requirement has now been lifted for those countries.

The regulations affecting passengers from Belgium, Andorra and the Bahamas will come into force tomorrow (Saturday) while the exemptions for Brunei and Malaysia will apply from Tuesday, August 11.

These regulations have also been imposed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “The governments of all for nations have agreed to these changes based on a shared understanding of the data.  This is another important step in our efforts to prevent the spread of the virus and adhering to the quarantine is a vital aspect of this.

“Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving from another country is not a decision made lightly – but suppressing the virus and protecting public health remains our priority.”