Scottish Travel Measures and Regulations - Transport Scotland
Transport Scotland has written to stakeholders to inform them of the Scottish travel measures.
The Scottish Government has today published emergency regulations for international travel into Scotland.
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 came into effect at 00:01 on Monday 8th June 2020.
There are exemptions to these requirements which have been described in Schedule 2 of The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020. This includes workers on offshore installations in the UKCS, pilots and crews, mariners and seamen.
UK Border Force officials will have responsibility for carrying out spot checks at all ports of entry, while Police Scotland will have enforcement powers when individuals are landside in Scotland including powers to issue Fixed Penalty Notices and refer the most serious of cases to the Crown Office for consideration of prosecution.
Most people will self-isolate in their own accommodation with their own household or the people they have travelled with. HM Government has committed to facilitating accommodation for travellers who cannot arrange their own accommodation to self-isolate.
Port health arrangements for symptomatic passengers have not changed. Port Health Officers will assess the status of the symptomatic traveller and decide what action to take. Powers are available to Port Health Officers under Schedule 21, Part 3, of the Coronavirus Act 2020. NHS Boards were asked to liaise with Border Force on local arrangements and contact details.
If required, HM Government will provide accommodation for travellers who cannot arrange their own accommodation to self-isolate. However, after local risk assessment, a decision may be taken to provide alternative accommodation. The cost of this will be met by HM Government.
Asymptomatic passengers will be asked to travel directly, without delay, to their own accommodation to self-isolate. This must be at the address declared to Border Force on the Locator Form.
HM Government has committed to facilitating accommodation for travellers who cannot arrange their own accommodation to self-isolate, however the traveller will be expected to meet the cost of this.
Where a traveller cannot pay for this, provided they have right of entry to the UK, HM Government may seek to recover these costs.
Where contact tracing is required, port health officials and NHS Boards should follow their current standard operating procedures for obtaining contact tracing information e.g. by requesting information from carriers. In due course, locator forms for travellers will be available via PHS from the Home Office but this will not be in place immediately. We will provide further information as soon as this data sharing arrangement is in place.
From 22nd June a sample of those people arriving from abroad and self-isolating will be contacted by call handlers in Scotland who will provide them with public health advice, guidance and support.