Turkey and Poland have been added to the list of countries where people must quarantine when they arrive in Scotland.

Poland has been included after it was decided that rates of the virus have increased while in Turkey it has emerged that positive cases have been under reported.

It will affect anyone thinking of going to either coutry over the October school break either for a holiday or to visit family.

The Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba have also been put on the quarantine list.

At the same time restrictions have been lifted for Madeira and the Azores.

Humza Yousaf, Justice Secretary said: “Although we are lifting quarantine restrictions on those travelling from the Azores or Madeira, in line with the public health data we have received, people should think long and hard before choosing to travel abroad, particularly during the forthcoming October break. At present all foreign travel carries a risk. Quarantine requirements could be imposed on those arriving on holiday abroad, just as we may make the decision to impose the same in Scotland.

“People should think very hard before committing to non-essential foreign travel.

“Imposing quarantine restrictions on those arriving in the UK is our first defence in managing the risk of importing cases from communities with high risks of transmission. This is vital in our efforts to supress the spread of the virus in Scotland.

“We continue to be in regular discussions with the other three governments in the UK.”