PEOPLE travelling to Scotland from Italy will soon have to quarantine for a fortnight under new Government coronavirus restrictions.

The 14-day self-isolation period has been introduced due to "significant increases" in Covid-19 cases, with the rules also applying to San Marino and the Vatican.

The changes come into effect as of 4am on Sunday, the Scottish Government announced.

Meanwhile, those arriving from mainland Greece and the Greek islands, except Mykonos, will no longer need to quarantine as of the same time due to the low number of cases.

Community safety minister Ash Denham said: "Lifting quarantine restrictions on those travelling from most of Greece, in line with the public health data we have received, is not a signal that it is safe to book foreign travel.

"All travel carries a risk and people should think long and hard before choosing to go abroad.

"It is vital that we suppress the spread of the virus in Scotland and imposing quarantine restrictions on those arriving in the UK is our first line of defence in managing the risk of importing cases from communities with high risks of transmission.

"We are continuing to have regular discussions with the other three governments in the UK."

The same change of air corridors for England was earlier announced by UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.