Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has advised Scots not to book Easter holidays, and warned overseas summer holidays are "unlikely".
Sturgeon addressed ministers on Tuesday (16 February) on the Scottish government’s plans for a "cautious and gradual" route out of lockdown.
However, she said summer staycations might be possible, stressing these would – however – depend on Covid data nearer the time.
The Scottish government is yet to set out its full Covid roadmap for 2021, but Sturgeon gave a firm insight in her Holyrood address.
"We are likely to advise against booking Easter holidays, either overseas or within Scotland, as it is highly unlikely we will have been able to fully open hotels or self catering accommodation by then," said Sturgeon.
"However, for the summer, while it is still highly unlikely overseas holidays will be possible or advisable, staycations might. But this will depend on the data nearer the time."
Four air passengers, meanwhile, have been fined £10,000 each for failing to declare that they had travelled from one of the 33 countries on England’s high Covid risk "red list", the BBC reports.
Arrivals from countries on the list, which includes much of South America and southern Africa as well as Portugal and the UAE, are required to complete 10 days’ mandatory hotel quarantine upon their arrival.
West Midlands Police said they were stopped by officials at Birmingham airport shortly after the new rules came into effect on Monday (15 February) and were issued fines by Border Force "by midday".