Scotland to look at alternatives to quarantine loopholes
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland will have to “look at alternatives” if an agreement cannot be reached on international quarantine rules with the rest of the UK
People flying directly into Scotland on international flights have to self-isolate for 10 days in a quarantine hotel, under new regulations which took effect on Monday.
Unless exempt, a passenger has to pay £1,750 to quarantine in a room at one of six designated hotels in a bid to avoid importation of the virus.
However, Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said on Sunday that a “loophole” allowing overseas travellers to avoid hotel quarantine still exists which could “potentially undermine the public health approach here in Scotland”.
In England, the UK Government will only require hotel quarantine for visitors from a “red list” of 33 countries designated…