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Covid19 in Scotland – What you can and can’t do

Travelling to Scotland – What you need to know

As of Monday 8 June, residents and visitors entering Scotland from outside the Common Travel Area are subject to new measures due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a public health response, which aims to support Scotland’s continued efforts against coronavirus.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 came into force on Monday 8 June. 

Unless you fall within an exemption within this guide you will:

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

The regulations apply to people who live in Scotland and who are returning from outside Scotland, as well as to people visiting Scotland. These measures apply to international travellers into Scotland irrespective of their point of entry into the UK.

There are a number of exempt countries, sectoral exemptions and other categories of person who are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate. Arrivals from outside the Common Travel Area (who have been in the Common Travel Area for longer than 14 days) do not need to complete the form or self-isolate. More information is provided in the exemptions section of this guidance.

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 which were introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 8 June 2020. 

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

The regulations are reviewed every 21 days. Following our first review, some changes have been made to the regulations which came into force on 10 July and are reflected here. 

Before you visit or return to Scotland read the latest 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. What you must do

More information can be found here.

Green Category- Countries Considered Epidemiologically Safe

Territories that belong to the green list must have their cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases of infections in the last two weeks, below or equal to 1.5 per 1000 inhabitants.

Citizens from countries included in Romania’s green list are allowed to enter the latter without being obliged to follow testing or quarantine rules.

From August 29,  the green category consists of the following territories among others: Austria, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Antigua and Barbuda, Norway, Vietnam, Luxembourg, Cape Verde, Croatia, Sweden, Qatar, Kuwait, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Indonesia, Namibia, Colombia, Germany, Bolivia, Luxembourg,  El Salvador,  Australia, Poland, Singapore.

Yellow List- Medium Risk Countries

Countries placed in the yellow list have the cumulative rate of new COVID-19 between 1,5 and three per 1000 inhabitants in the past 14 days.

Travellers from the yellow category wishing to enter Romania must provide a pre-departure negative result of the PCR test, not older than 72 hours. In case that travellers do not follow such requirements, they are obliged to stay self-isolated for two weeks.

However, the quarantine period can be shortened by taking a PCR test on the eighth day of their arrival. If the result of the test is negative, travellers’ quarantine period can end on the 10th day.

Authorities in Romania have clarified that children under the age of 6 are exempted from the PCR test requirement.

The yellow list includes the following countries; Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius & Saba, Brunei, Bulgaria, British Virgin Islands, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greenland, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Palestina, Panama, Philippines, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, East Timor, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turks & Caicos.

Red Category- Countries Highly Affected by the Virus

As for countries included in the red category, they have the cumulative rate of new COVID-19 cases higher or equal to three per 1000 inhabitants in the past two weeks.

Persons arriving in Romania from countries included in the red category are obliged to stay self-isolated for 14 days, even if they present a negative result of any COVID-19 tests, as the red list consists of countries that have recently been highly affected by the virus.

Children between the ages of 6  and 16 can be exempted from the quarantine rule provided that they present a negative result of the PCR test, not older than 72 hours.

As for children under the age of 6, they are exempted from testing and quarantine requirements.

Countries placed on the red list are Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Great Britain, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jersey Island, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Maldives, Man Island, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Northern Macedonia, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Seychelles, Saint Maarten, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, US Virgin Islands, United States of America


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