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Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and managed isolation (quarantine)

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

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and managed isolation (quarantine)
Acute risk countries

Acute risk countries

Due to the identification of new variants of Coronavirus, all non-British and Irish nationals, visa holders and permanent residents who arrive in the UK from Brazil and South Africa and a host of linked countries are banned from entry when travelling from certain countries. Exemptions from isolation are also limited for travellers arriving from these places. This applies to the following countries and territories:

  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Eswatini
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

First published: 14 Feb 2021 Last updated: 1 Mar 2021 -