Covid Scotland: University students unable to travel amid red list hotel quarantine chaos

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Complaints have emerged that Corporate Travel Management (CTM), the company hired by the government to book hotel quarantine for those coming from overseas from countries deemed to have high levels of Covid, have not sent booking emails and are unavailable on the phone, leaving students unable to board flights without confirmation of their £2,285 hotel quarantine accommodation.

Anyone coming from a country on the red list needs to quarantine in a hotel for ten days after arriving in Scotland.

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UK eases travel restrictions on India, 10-day hotel quarantine no longer mandatory | Latest News India

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The UK has eased Covid-19 travel restrictions on India, and travellers from the country will no longer need to undergo 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine under changes coming into effect from August 8.

The move is expected to benefit thousands of Indians, mainly students, professionals and those who have family in the UK, who had been effectively barred from travelling to Britain after the second wave of infections in India.

As part of a review of its “red-amber-green traffic light ratings” for international travellers, the UK on Wednesday moved India, along with Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from

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UK amber list: Countries to spend 11 days in to avoid hotel quarantine

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Explained: UK’s traffic light for travel system

The UAE remains red-listed for travel to the UK.

In Britain’s most recent update to its international travel rules, which came into effect on Tuesday, travellers cannot fly directly from the UAE to the UK without spending 10 days in mandatory hotel quarantine.

At a cost of £1,750 ($2,480) for a single adult, that’s an expensive investment for a largely uninspiring hotel stay. But other options exist for UAE residents keen to travel to the UK to visit friends and family this summer.

While green-listed destinations are few and far between, Iceland is

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PM Trudeau to quarantine at Ottawa hotel after upcoming trip to G7 summit

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OTTAWA —
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will spend his travel quarantine following an upcoming trip to Europe at an Ottawa hotel, not one of the government’s designated hotels for international air travellers.

Trudeau is travelling to the United Kingdom later this week to attend the G7 leaders summit in Cornwall, his first foreign trip since he was in Ethiopia, Senegal, Kuwait and Germany in February 2020.

Currently, all international air passengers are limited to landing in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, and must spend up to three days in a designated quarantine hotel near those airports while they await the

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Changes Coming to Quarantine Rules, Health Minister Hajdu Says

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Canada’s health minister says Canadians can anticipate changes to quarantine rules for travellers. But she’s not sure when that will happen.

A government science panel last week recommended that the Trudeau government’s controversial hotel quarantine program be abolished, and that substantial changes be made to Ottawa’s quarantine program in general. Health Minister Patty Hajdu initially downplayed the report, but then seemed to embrace it.

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The minister last Friday said during a press conference that the report is “very valuable and very helpful,” and that changes are coming.

“I think we can anticipate that measures will be adjusted,” she said.

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