Nicola Sturgeon warns Scots 'do not book overseas travel' - will England follow ...

SCOTTISH holidaymakers are being warned to avoid jetting off in October as strict new coronavirus lockdown rules are reinstated once more. Will the same advice follow for Britons in the coming weeks?

PUBLISHED: 17:36, Tue, Sep 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:39, Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the Scottish nation today with the sombre news that she was reinstating draconian measures stopping Scots from spending time together at home once more. As part of her new rule, set to reduce the R-rate of coronavirus in Scotland, Sturgeon urged hopeful-holidaymakers not to jet off.

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"Please think of the October break as an opportunity to further limit social interaction,” she said.

"And, given that this is a global pandemic, please do not book travel overseas for the October break if it is not essential."

Though the same warning has not been issued in England, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to allow social interaction in groups of up to six, in previous weeks the PM followed suit of Scotland’s rules swiftly after.

For example, initially Spain remained on England’s travel corridor list despite rising cases of COVID-19, meanwhile Scotland omitted the nation from its independent list on July 9.

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Nicole Sturgeon lockdownLockdown in Scotland: Sturgeon warns against international travel (Image: Getty Images)

Nicola Sturgeon lockdown rulesScotland lockdown: Nicola Sturgeon has also banned households from socialising (Image: Getty Images)

England then made the decision to employ the same action on July 26.

There has been no official statement from the Prime Minister if he is planning on encouraging against international travel, or if he will employ some of Scotland’s more intense measures in the coming weeks.

However, Mr Johnson is set to address the nation at 8pm this evening.

English holidaymakers are still expected to abide by any quarantine regulations put in place by the Government.

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