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Scotland omits Spain from exemptions list

Spain, as well as its islands in the Balearics and the Canary Islands, is excluded from the list.

Scotland has revealed its list of countries from which travellers will be exempt from quarantine – controversially omitting Spain.

The Scottish government said that data indicates the prevalence of the virus in Spain is 0.33 per cent, which means 330 people per 100,000 have the virus. In Scotland that figure is 28 people per 100,000.

Span as well as its islands in the Balearics and the Canary Islands are also excluded from the list.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon said leaving out the country was a “very difficult decision” to make, but that it was needed to “protect Scotland as far as possible from a resurgence of this virus in the weeks ahead”.

Serbia, which is on the UK government’s exemption list, was also omitted from Scotland’s list of 54 countries.

The list of overseas destinations where the self-isolation requirements for those arriving in Scotland will be lifted on July 10 are:

Andorra; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Australia; Austria; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belgium; Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba; Croatia; Curaçao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominica; Faroe Islands; Fiji; Finland; France; French Polynesia; Germany; Greece; Greenland; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hong Kong; Hungary; Iceland; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg; Macau; Malta; Mauritius; Monaco; The Netherlands ; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Norway; Poland ; Réunion; San Marino ;Seychelles; St Barthélemy; St Kitts & Nevis; St Lucia; St Pierre and Miquelon; South Korea; Switzerland; Taiwan; Trinidad & Tobago; Turkey; Vatican City State and Vietnam.

The fourteen UK overseas territories also on the list of exemptions are: Akrotiri and Dhekelia; Anguilla; Bermuda; British Antarctic Territory; British Indian Ocean Territory; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Montserrat; Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands

Ireland is already exempt as part of the Common Travel Area, as are the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

The Scottish government said the list will be considered at three weekly review points with the next review on July 20.