This measure will take effect at 4 am (local time) on Thursday, September 3rd.

The Scottish authorities have stated that there has been a “significant increase” in coronavirus cases imported from Scotland from Greece.

Many Scots who enjoyed their holidays in Greece return home with a coronavirus. A recent example is a passenger on a flight from Zakynthos to Glasgow on 23 August.

This restriction currently only applies to Scotland and not to the rest of the United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

“Significant risk”

According to the BBC, Scottish Justice Minister Humza Youssef said: “We are in the midst of a global pandemic and the situation in many countries can change at any time. For this reason, I would advise citizens to think seriously if they want to take unnecessary trips abroad. “

He added: “With the rate of transmission of the virus being low in Scotland, the introduction of new cases from Greece poses a significant risk to public health.”

The head of public health in Scotland, Dr. Gregor Smith said: “The risk to public health from imported cases is significant, especially considering that a number of imported cases are related to travelers to Greek islands.”

According to Dr. Smith, due to the many trips between Scotland and Greece and the behavior of some travelers, there is good reason to remove Greece from the quarantine exclusion list.