Travel Ban To Halt Spread Of Variant
Daily Record|November 29, 2021
Sturgeon could act 'within days'. Third Omicron case found in the UK
Torcuil Crichton

THE First Minister could be days away from imposing harsh new travel restrictions in a bid to keep out the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Travellers from 10 African countries must already enter hotel quarantine for 10 days to curb the spread of the strain, which may be able to evade current vaccinations.

All travellers from overseas have to take PCR tests and self-isolate for two days. But Nicola Sturgeon warned: “We may have to go further.

It comes as contacts of a third person in the UK who tested positive for Omicron were being traced.

Expert crackdown on foreign travel 'in days'

Sturgeon ready to impose new curbs as the hunt begins for contacts of third person with the latest mutation

SCOTS can expect a crackdown on foreign travel within days in a bid to halt the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

Nicola Sturgeon has warned there could be new limits on travel as a hunt began to trace contracts of a third person who had tested positive with the new version in the UK.

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