Dubai: Passengers travelling from Dubai to Scotland will now be required to quarantine for 10 days, following Scotland’s up to date journey restrictions that got here into impact on Monday.
Cupboard Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson stated in an announcement: “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.
“Imposing quarantine necessities on these arriving within the UK is our first defence in managing the danger of imported instances from communities with excessive dangers of transmission.”
The brand new guidelines contains passengers who’ve travelled to Scotland from Dubai since January 3, from the date they arrived again within the nation. Passengers will probably be required everybody to isolate for 10 days, even when they current a destructive PCR take a look at.
Since November 14, 2020, UAE-UK flight companies have been allowed to function on an “air corridor” foundation, which suggests passengers didn’t should undergo quarantine.
“Imposing quarantine necessities on these arriving within the UK is our first defence in managing the danger of imported instances from communities with excessive dangers of transmission. That’s the reason we now have made the choice to take away Dubai from the nation exemptions record,” stated Matheson.
“Whether or not or not an abroad vacation spot has been designated for quarantine restrictions, our message stays clear that folks shouldn’t presently be endeavor non-essential international journey.
“People need to stay at home to help suppress the virus, protect our NHS [National Health Service] and save lives.”
Consistent with the plan to vaccinate greater than 50 per cent of the nation’s inhabitants towards COVID-19, the UAE Ministry of Well being and Prevention (MoHAP) revealed that 66,219 folks acquired a coronavirus vaccine within the final 24 hours.
Based on an announcement issued on Sunday evening, the full variety of folks vaccinated has reached 1,086,568 thus far throughout the nation.
As of January 10, the UAE has confirmed 2,876 new instances of COVID-19, taking the general tally within the nation to 230,578.
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