Scotland imposes quarantine on travellers from Greece

Scotland will impose a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from Greece starting on Thursday.

The official announcement noted that the move was taken due to a “significant rise” in covid-19 cases being brought into Scotland from people who have been to Greece.

“We are in the midst of a global pandemic and the situation in many countries can change suddenly. Therefore, people should think very hard before committing to non-essential travel abroad,” said Scotland’s Justice Minister Humza Yousaf.

Scotland’s chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith said: “The flow of travel between Scotland and Greece, and the behaviour we have seen from some of those travellers, means that on public health grounds there is a strong case – supported by public health directors – to remove Greece from the exemption list.”

Meanwhile, holidaymakers returning to Wales from the Greek island of Zante are also being asked to self-isolate for 14 days.