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Coronavirus (COVID-19): public health measures at borders

Quarantine rules and information on the process for people entering the UK.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): public health measures at borders
Overview

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Overview

As of Monday 8 June, residents and visitors entering the UK are subject to new measures due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a Public Health response, implemented on a four nation approach across the UK, which aims to support Scotland’s continued efforts against coronavirus. 

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 were introduced to the Scottish Parliament on Monday 8 June.

Under these rules you will:

  • need to provide your journey and contact details when you travel to the UK
  • not be allowed to leave the place you are staying for the first 14 days you are in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’)

These measures are being brought in across the UK, with some small changes to how they are implemented across the different nations within the UK. You will be expected to follow and adhere to the Scottish rules and the guidance when the final destination is Scotland.

The regulations apply to people who live in Scotland and who are returning from out with the UK as well as to people visiting Scotland.

A list of countries where quarantine rules will end has been announced. Read more: Quarantine rule ends for travellers arriving from lower risk countries and territories 

Read the latest Scottish Government public health advice which includes a range of advice on COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and others, as well as guidance on health and wellbeing. 

Duties are also placed on transport operators to provide passengers with information throughout the passenger journey in terms of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Public Health Information for Passengers Travelling to Scotland) Regulations 2020 introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 8 June 2020. 

The Department for Transport has produced guidance on the requirements placed on operators

 


First published: 9 Jul 2020 Last updated: 9 Jul 2020 -