Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca and Formentera will likely be moved onto the amber journey listing on Monday 19 July.
The change will come into place on the identical day absolutely vaccinated individuals arriving in Scotland from amber list destinations will not must quarantine.
So, what the amber listing nations and what are the brand new quarantine guidelines?
Right here’s what it’s worthwhile to know.
What nations are on the amber listing?
The UK Authorities is reviewing the visitors gentle system each three weeks, with any adjustments thus far being utilized throughout the 4 nations.
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps introduced on Wednesday (14 July) that Spain’s vacationers hotspots the Balearic Islands, in addition to the British Virgin Islands, will transfer from the inexperienced to the amber listing as a consequence of issues over rising case charges.
The Scottish Authorities has confirmed that this alteration will even come into place north of the border.
The choice got here as a shock to holidaymakers for the reason that Balearic Islands – which incorporates Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera – have been solely added to the inexperienced listing two weeks in the past.
Travellers coming again to Scotland might want to observe the related isolation and testing guidelines for amber listing nations.
In the meantime, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hong Kong and Taiwan will likely be added to the green travel list, whereas Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone will likely be moved to the crimson listing.
These adjustments all come into impact at 4am on Monday 19 July.
The most recent amber listing now contains the vast majority of Europe, in addition to the US and Canada.
If a rustic just isn’t on the listing, you shouldn’t assume it’s a inexperienced or crimson vacation spot.
What are the amber listing quarantine guidelines in Scotland?
Totally jabbed adults who’re arriving from nations on the amber listing will not should quarantine from Monday 19 July, so long as they’ve been inoculated by a UK vaccination programme.
Nevertheless, travellers should additionally nonetheless take a PCR take a look at on day two of their arrival again to Scotland.
“We are going to proceed to take a precautionary strategy to the inclusion of nations on the amber listing,” Ms Sturgeon instructed MSPs throughout her replace to Holyrood.
“And, however this alteration, we proceed to advise towards non important abroad journey presently.”
Anybody who assessments constructive for, or has signs of, Covid will nonetheless must self-isolate for 10 days.
The rule change mirrors the one introduced for England by Mr Shapps final week, which additionally comes into place on 19 July.
Totally jabbed holidaymakers have been hoping the identical quarantine-free rule could be introduced in for Scotland, since many residents choose to fly out and in of airports south of the border.
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What are the present amber listing guidelines?
In the intervening time, individuals coming back from amber nations to Scotland should take two post-arrival assessments on day two and day eight, in addition to quarantining at residence for 10 days.
These in England have the choice to pay for a personal take a look at on day 5 to finish isolation, however this doesn’t apply in Scotland.
The Scottish Authorities presently advises that nobody must be travelling to amber listing nations, except for important causes.