Scotland on Friday banned all unnecessary cross-border travel to Britain, Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed in her daily statement.
The new law goes into effect at 6pm local time on Friday (1pm ET), anyone who violates the rules could face a fine of up to $ 80.
Travel to Wales, Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland is also prohibited, unless absolutely necessary.
However, people living in the zero to two levels – including the Scottish Borders region – are technically still allowed to travel abroad for the holidays. Starting Friday, it would be offensive for people under the age of three and four to leave their area.
“Because it is not illegal for us to travel abroad, it does not mean that we think it is okay to do so now. “This is a global epidemic, and for that reason, we have repeatedly advised people not to travel abroad unless it is necessary.”
It was announced on Tuesday that more than two million people in 11 regions of western Scotland – including Glasgow, the country’s largest city – would reach the maximum limit starting Friday.
This will see shops, coffee shops and handicrafts that do not need to be closed for at least three weeks. Bars, bars and restaurants in most of these areas have been closed since October 9, and people can meet another family in an outdoor setting.
Sturgeon also confirmed that on Friday Scotland registered 1,018 new cases of Covid-19 and 32 deaths, bringing the country’s total since the outbreak to 86,630 confirmed cases and 3,459 deaths.
Authorities in Britain have not said whether they will oppose the ban.