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Scotland bans non-essential Jersey travel

Scotland bans non-essential Jersey travel

Friday 11 December 2020

Scotland bans non-essential Jersey travel

Scotland has announced a ban on "non-essential" travel to and from Jersey, effective from today.

The changes were made by regulations set out in the Scottish Parliament yesterday, citing the "significant increase in the number of positive cases of coronavirus" in the island.

Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said: “Travel restrictions, based on the risk of importation of the virus, are key to helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 between countries.

"That is why we are introducing a temporary ban on non-essential travel to and from Jersey, as well as maintaining the restrictions on travel with the rest of the UK."

The ban comes a week after Jersey raised its restrictions on Aberdeen to red.

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