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Old Mar 24th 2021, 3:10 pm
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Anyone know if this is feasible, without being incarcerated in a Government approved hotel?
Could I land at Heathrow then take the train to Scotland and quarantine at home?
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Old Mar 24th 2021, 3:51 pm
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Against the rules.
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Old Mar 24th 2021, 3:54 pm
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But as KSA isn’t on the UK’s red list then why would you be required to quarantine in a hotel? But if it was, then potentially the only way to avoid hotel quarantine would be to have a connecting flight to Scotland at LHR (booked under 1 ticket from KSA). When clearing immigration at LHR - there’s usually a separate immigration counter when connecting to domestic flights - they would simply tell you to quarantine at a hotel upon arrival at your Scottish airport but I don’t think they can enforce it. That is unless UKBA at LHR tell their counterparts at your Scottish airport in advance of your arrival, but I don’t think they have the time/resources to do that.

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Travellling on a public train and then quarantining does not make much sense.
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But as KSA isn’t on the UK’s red list then why would you be required to quarantine in a hotel? But if it was, then potentially the only way to avoid hotel quarantine would be to have a connecting flight to Scotland at LHR (booked under 1 ticket from KSA). When clearing immigration at LHR - there’s usually a separate immigration counter when connecting to domestic flights - they would simply tell you to quarantine at a hotel upon arrival at your Scottish airport but I don’t think they can enforce it. That is unless UKBA at LHR tell their counterparts at your Scottish airport in advance of your arrival, but I don’t think they have the time/resources to do that.
From this BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-56060224

"The UK government's health secretary Matt Hancock has previously said passengers arriving in England from "low risk" countries would be required to quarantine at home - even if their home was in Scotland - rather than face hotel quarantine at their point of entry."
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From this BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-56060224

"The UK government's health secretary Matt Hancock has previously said passengers arriving in England from "low risk" countries would be required to quarantine at home - even if their home was in Scotland - rather than face hotel quarantine at their point of entry."
In that case you will be taking advantage of the loophole by arriving in England (LHR) first as UKBA staff at LHR will be applying English rules. Hotel quarantine in Scotland only applies to those arriving on direct international flights into Scottish airports (AFAIK).

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Old Mar 25th 2021, 5:51 pm
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And that's exactly what I will do. But planning to arrive at LHR shortly after 17th May, in the hope that both KSA and UK COVID-19 requirements will be relaxed by then. I'll have had my second AZ shot by then, so that might be a factor in my favour.
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