The Scottish First Minister has said tougher quarantines rules will apply above the border even if a UK-wide deal cannot be reached. The Scottish Government this week unveiled plans that will see every person arriving from overseas at Scottish airports quarantine for 10 days in a hotel.
But the UK Government has said only travellers to England from “red list” countries will have to do so.
While the SNP-led Government is lobbying ministers in England to tighten rules, Ms Sturgeon has said the outcome of talks will have no effect on Scotland’s rules.
Ms Sturgeon told the regular coronavirus briefing on Thursday: “We won’t scale back our own plans.
“If we can’t persuade the UK Government to introduce similar plans, it’s entirely their prerogative to make these decisions, I’m not being critical here. We just have a difference of opinion on this which is fair enough.
“If we can’t persuade them to emulate us then we’ll continue to do what we plan to do, it will just be we have more of a back…
— to www.express.co.uk