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The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 19) Regulations 2020

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2020 No. 330

Public Health

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 19) Regulations 2020

Approved by the Scottish Parliament

Made

at 10.45 a.m. on 23rd October 2020

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

at 2.15 p.m. on 23rd October 2020

Coming into force

at 4.00 a.m. on 25th October 2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 94(1)(b)(i) and 122(2)(b) of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008(1), and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 122(6) of that Act, the Scottish Ministers consider that these Regulations need to be made urgently, without a draft having been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Scottish Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 19) Regulations 2020 and come into force at 4.00 a.m. on 25 October 2020.

Amendment of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

2.—(1) The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020(2) are amended as follows.

(2) In Part 1 of schedule A1 (countries, territories, or parts of countries or territories)—

(a)after “Brunei”, insert “The Canary Islands”,

(b)after “Cyprus” insert “Denmark”,

(c)in the entry for Greece, omit “, excluding the island of Mykonos”,

(d)omit “Liechtenstein”,

(e)after “Malaysia”, insert “Maldives”.

(3) In paragraph 2 of schedule 1 (passenger information)—

(a)omit sub-paragraph (d),

(b)after sub-paragraph (e), insert—

(ea)the seat number (including the coach number, where appropriate).

(4) In schedule 2 (persons not required to comply with regulation 3 or 6)—

(a)in paragraph 3(2), for the definition of “visiting force” substitute—

“visiting force” means any body, contingent or detachment of the forces of a country, being a body, contingent or detachment for the time being present in the United Kingdom (including United Kingdom territorial waters), on the invitation of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom.,

(b)in paragraph 25(1), after sub-paragraph (d), insert “where they have travelled to the United Kingdom in the course of their work”.

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3.  The amendments made by these Regulations do not apply in relation to any person who arrived in Scotland during the period beginning at 12:01 am on 8 June 2020 and ending immediately prior to the coming into force of these Regulations, and the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 continue to apply to such persons as if the amendments made by these Regulations had not been made.

H YOUSAF

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

At 10.45 a.m. on 23rd October 2020

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (“the International Travel Regulations”).

The Regulations remove Liechtenstein from the list of exempt countries, territories and parts of countries or territories in Part 1 of schedule A1 of the International Travel Regulations. This means that persons arriving in Scotland at or after the time these Regulations come into force are no longer exempt from the movement restriction in regulation 6 of the International Travel Regulations if, during the 14 days preceding their arrival, they have departed from or transited through Liechtenstein.

The Regulations also add the Canary Islands, Denmark and Maldives to the list of exempt countries and territories, and they remove the exclusion of the island of Mykonos from the exemption applying to Greece. This means that persons arriving in Scotland from The Canary Islands, Denmark, Maldives or Mykonos at or after the time these Regulations come into force will be exempt from the movement restriction in regulation 6 of the International Travel Regulations.

Regulation 2(3) amends schedule 1 of the International Travel Regulations to remove the travel booking reference from the information specified in that schedule, and to include the seat number and, where appropriate, the coach number.

Regulation 2(4) amends schedule 2 of the International Travel Regulations to—

(a)substitute a new definition of “visiting force” in paragraph 3, and

(b)clarify that the exemption in paragraph 25 only applies where a person has travelled to the United Kingdom in the course of their work.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument.

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