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Scotland is to introduce new rules which will mean anyone arriving in the country directly will have to go into hotel quarantine. This goes beyond the UK-wide measures announced last week which apply only to arrivals from countries on the government's red list.
Speaking to the Scottish parliament, Sturgeon said that Scotland had Covid under control last July but “we allowed ourselves to be reseeded from overseas”.
She said, “The firm view of the Scottish Government is that in order to minimise the risk of new strains coming into the country, managed quarantine must be much more comprehensive.
“I can therefore confirm today that we intend to introduce a managed quarantine requirement for anyone who arrives directly into Scotland, regardless of which country they have come from.”
She added: “Obviously, we cannot unilaterally implement immediate managed quarantine for people who arrive in other parts of the UK before travelling on to Scotland.”
“We will urge the UK government to adopt a more comprehensive approach,” she added.
Sturgeon said that further details would be announced as soon as possible.
Earlier today, UK politicans clashed over the strictness of planned hotel quarantine measures.