israel, Jerusalem

The Scottish government posted a foreign travel advisory warning for the Jewish State amid the coronavirus pandemic, with an interesting caveat of distinguishing Jerusalem and Israel as being two separate entities.

The advisory was published on Thursday in light of the recent spike of infections in Israel, which has sent the country into its third lockdown.

Those traveling from Israel to Scotland will now be required to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival, as per the new public health rules.”

Travelers arriving in Scotland from Israel and Jerusalem must now quarantine on arrival for 10 days,” the advisory read, noting Israel and Jerusalem separately.

The Scottish government has previously referred to the practice of referencing Jerusalem and Israel as being two separate entities, most recently in its previous travel advisory warning dated November 26, 2020, when Scotland placed travelers from Israel on the quarantine exemption list. The central UK government also adopts this practice.

“The quarantine exemption applies for Israel in its entirety, and Jerusalem in its entirety,” Scotland’s November advisory stated. “For the Occupied Palestinian Territories, only East Jerusalem is included in the exemption. The remainder of the Occupied Palestinian Territories are not included.”