New Covid strain: 10-day quarantine for Dubai-Scotland travellers

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Dubai - The rule is applicable starting 4am on Monday, January 11.


Suneeti Ahuja Kohli

Published: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 10:22 AM

Last updated: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 10:58 AM

Travellers flying from Dubai to Scotland will need to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine, as per the latest advisory from the government of Scotland.

The rule is applicable starting 4am on Monday, January 11.

In addition, passengers who have travelled to Scotland from Dubai after January 3 are also being asked to isolate for 10 days from the date of their arrival in the country.

“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,” said Scotland Transport Secretary Michael Matheson on Twitter.

“Imposing quarantine requirements on those arriving in the UK is our first defence in managing the risk of imported cases from communities with high risks of transmission. 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 (National Health Service) and save lives,” he added.

Over 90 million people have been infected by Sars-Cov-2 virus and 1.9 million have died because of the infection. Several countries, especially in Europe, are once again tightening controls and imposing movement restrictions to protect populations from the new strain of Covid-19 that has a higher rate of transmission.

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