Five more countries removed from Scotland’s quarantine list

An additional five countries have been added to the list of places people can visit Scotland from without having to spend a fortnight in quarantine.

Friday, 24th July 2020, 2:30 pm
People travelling to Scotland from Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia and St Vincent and The Grenadines will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days
People travelling to Scotland from Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia and St Vincent and The Grenadines will no longer have to quarantine for 14 days

As of Tuesday, July 28, people travelling from Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia and St Vincent and The Grenadines will be exempt from quarantine rules.

Exemptions are based on coronavirus infection rates and reviewed regularly, so can be revoked if the situation in that country changes.

Justice secretary Humza Yousaf said: “Infection prevalence rates in countries across the world are being closely monitored. Where there is clear evidence that it is safe to do so, we will add further countries and we are now able to do that for Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia and St Vincent and The Grenadines.

“The virus remains infectious and deadly and, with quarantine restrictions being lifted, we must not become complacent.

“Anyone travelling should follow public health advice at all times including wearing face coverings, avoiding crowded places, washing hands and surfaces, staying two metres apart and, if they get symptoms,  self-isolating and immediately registering for a test.”