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Scotland - Travellers Returning From Dubai Must Self Isolate

Scotland - Travellers Returning From Dubai Must Self Isolate

Travellers returning from Dubai must quarantine on arrival in Scotland for 10 days from 4.00am on Monday 11th January 2021. In addition, passengers who have travelled to Scotland from Dubai since 3rd January 2021 are also being asked to isolate for 10 days, from the date they arrived back in the country.

The Scottish Government have announced the change is due to a number of positive cases identified in passengers who have flown into Glasgow from Dubai since the new year.

This preventative action addresses the significant rise in cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), and the increase in the numbers of cases testing positive in Scotland.  Guidance remains clear that people should not be undertaking foreign travel other than in exceptional circumstances.

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said: “It is evident, both in Scotland and in countries across the world, that the virus continues to pose real risks to health and to life and we need to interrupt the rise in cases.  Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving in the UK is our first defense in managing the risk of imported cases from communities with high risks of transmission. That is why we have made the decision to remove Dubai from the country exemptions list.  Whether or not an overseas destination has been designated for quarantine restrictions, our message remains clear that people should not currently be undertaking non-essential foreign travel. People need to stay at home to help suppress the virus, protect our NHS and save lives.”


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