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Quarantine measures reinstated for Italy

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Quarantine measures reinstated for Italy

Travellers arriving in Scotland from Italy, San Marino and the Vatican City State will be required to quarantine for two weeks.

The new measures are being put in place due to significant increases in the number of cases testing positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile those arriving from mainland Greece and the Greek islands, except Mykonos, will no longer need to quarantine due to the low number of cases.

Community Safety Minister Ash Denham said: “Lifting quarantine restrictions on those travelling from most of Greece, in line with the public health data we have received, is not a signal that it is safe to book foreign travel. All travel carries a risk and people should think long and hard before choosing to go abroad.

“It is vital that we supress the spread of the virus in Scotland and imposing quarantine restrictions on those arriving in the UK is our first line of defence in managing the risk of importing cases from communities with high risks of transmission.

“We are continuing to have regular discussions with the other three governments in the UK.”

The new measures will come into force from 4am on Sunday.

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