Travel & Hotel

Scotland to introduce ‘managed quarantine’ for all international arrivals



a sign on the side of a building: Scotland will soon require all international arrivals to undergo 'managed quarantine' - Getty


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Scotland will soon require all international arrivals to undergo ‘managed quarantine’ – Getty

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that all international arrivals into Scotland must undergo “managed quarantine.” In a statement at Holyrood, Ms Sturgeon told MSPs: “The firm view of the Scottish Government is that in order to minimise the risk of new strains coming into the country, managed quarantine must be much more comprehensive.

“I can therefore confirm today that we intend to introduce a managed quarantine requirement for anyone who arrives directly into Scotland, regardless of which country they have come from.”

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People arriving in UK from travel ban areas will be forced to quarantine in Government approved hotels

Travellers arriving in the UK from countries on the travel ban “red list” will have to quarantine in a Government-approved hotel from February 15, it has been announced.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said it was working “at pace” to roll out managed quarantine facilities in time for British nationals returning to the UK from high-risk destinations.

The decision to require travellers to self-isolate for 10 days in approved accommodation to ensure they follow the rules was originally announced last week following the emergence of new coronavirus variants in South Africa and Brazil.

However, ministers have been

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Mandatory hotel quarantine will only begin in 10 days



Matthew Hancock wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Matt Hancock will oversee the quarantine policy


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Matt Hancock will oversee the quarantine policy

Mandatory hotel quarantine for UK residents and nationals arriving from countries on the “red list” will come into effect on 15 February – more than two weeks after the move was first announced by the prime minister.

Under the policy, people returning from more than 30 high-risk nations will have to quarantine for 10 days in government-approved accommodation.

Countries on the list include all of South America, southern Africa, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates – countries from where non-residents and nationals are already banned from entering the UK.

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Britain’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine policy to start Feb. 15

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will place travellers arriving from COVID-19 hot spots in quarantine in hotels from Feb. 15, the government said, after criticism that it was not moving fast enough to bring in the measure.

The mandatory 10-day stay in government-provided accommodation, first announced last month, is designed to tighten borders against mutant strains of the coronavirus which could endanger Britain’s vaccination programme.

The quarantine will apply to states on a “red list” where COVID-19 variants are prevalent, including South Africa and countries in South America.

“This is adding to existing measures and we want to make sure that

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