Travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. People from more than one household (or extended household) must not stay in self-catered accommodation together while the current restrictions on indoor private gatherings are in place. The docking, if successful, will pave the way for China to operate a permanent space station around 2020, and make the nation the world's third to do so. The exhibition coincides with the 20th anniversary of the release of the blockbuster film Jurassic Park that featured a mosquito trapped in amber from which dinosaur DNA was supposed to have been taken. This includes  the scattering of ashes, as well as post-funeral events, such as wakes. Marco Fois of Italy dives into the Tiber River from the Cavour bridge, as part of traditional New Year celebrations in Rome January 1, 2012. You should avoid sharing in a vehicle with people who are not members of your household or extended household as much as possible. A young man stands weeping near a wall damaged by shrapnel from a bomb attack in Peshawar. travel to avoid injury, illness or to escape a risk of harm, or support someone that is doing so. An Iranian student holds up an anti-U.S. poster as he attends a demonstration to show his support for Iran's nuclear program, before a ceremony to form a human chain around the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF), in Isfahan. To avoid that, to keep everyone safe, please comply with the rules and advice set out below. In recognition of the anniversary, the exhibition will display the cane, with its replica mosquito in amber, 9 May 2013: A rare VOX guitar played by George Harrison and John Lennon during The Beatles 1967 Magical Mystery Tour. Leonhard Stock carries the Olympic flame as he skis down the ski jump during the opening ceremony of the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. A Russian police officer moves to detain an activist from the opposition group "Another Russia" during a protest against forthcoming elections in central Moscow November 22, 2011. The visit is seen as marking the end of the Iraq war with a tribute to the troops who fought and died in a conflict Obama opposed from the start. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Wales, which just ended its “fire-break” lockdown, has an indefinite “non-essential travel” ban in place. Ms Sturgeon says they are tough restrictions but … All holiday accommodation can stay open in regions that are level three or below, in line with guidance. A man strolls in front of the Benetton store in downtown Rome November 16, 2011. Fanelwa Glwasshu, 39, poses for a portrait while wearing a t-shirt indicating that she is HIV-positive, in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township, February 22, 2010. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. President Barack Obama applaud troops at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Travel to or from Scotland without a reasonable excuse is not permitted. People outside of level three or four areas have been banned from travelling there unless for a number of essential reasons (see below); while those living in level three or four areas are not allowed to travel out unless for essential reasons under the new emergency legislation. Gov.scot uses cookies which are essential for the site to work. To suppress the spread of COVID-19, including the new variant, it is essential that, with limited exceptions, there is no travel to or from areas where higher numbers of people may be carrying the virus. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced … The newly inaugurated skyscraper tower of Huaxi village is seen in Huaxi village, Jiangsu province. The legislation says: “A person who lives in Scotland must not leave Scotland for the purpose of entering or remaining in a place within the common travel area… travel for essential animal welfare reasons, such as exercising or feeding a horse or going to a vet. A member of the Cryophil amateur winter bathing club leaves the Yenisei River with an air temperature some minus 26 degrees Celcius in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The Scottish government has provided a list of essential reasons to travel, but has said that these should not be seen as loopholes. People rush to place joss sticks at the Guan Yin temple in Singapore. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Libyan government fighters battled on Sunday to subdue pockets of resistance by pro-Gaddafi fighters, whose refusal to abandon the ousted leader's hometown of Sirte is delaying Libya's move to democracy. Divers on Monday found two more bodies on deck number four of the Costa Concordia, the capsized cruise liner resting half-submerged near the port of Italy's Giglio island, said Franco Gabrielli, head of the civil protection agency. Hotels and other accommodation providers can serve food to guests staying in their premises, for consumption in or outdoors. It is illegal to travel between Scotland and other parts of the UK unless the journey is essential. You must not leave home or travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. . Vendors and local residents said police used bulldozers and razed the local market in an effort to tidy the city ahead of a three-day visit by Pope Benedict XVI. Egyptian Christians clash with soldiers and riot police during a protest against an attack on a church in southern Egypt, in Cairo. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Haiti will this week mark the first anniversary of the earthquake that killed around 250,000 people and wrecked much of the capital Port-au-Prince on Jan 12, 2010. Soldiers of a special forces unit walk after a military exercise in Tibi, near Alicante. Scotland is now operating a 5-level Covid-19 system on a local basis. Saleh said on Saturday he would leave power in the coming days, the closest the veteran leader has come to announcing he plans to step down after nine months of mass protests against his 33 year rule. A protester flashes a victory sign with his bloodied hand as other protesters throw stones at army soldiers at the cabinet near Tahrir Square in Cairo. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. A girl walks hand-in-hand with a woman on their way to church in the Fort National neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, January 9, 2011. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. A wounded protester is rushed to a field hospital near Tahrir Square during clashes with Egyptian riot police in Cairo November 20, 2011. A modified model of the Long March CZ-2F rocket carrying the unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou 8 blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China's Gansu Province. The new £18 million record-breaking ride, which includes plunging 30 metre drops, is the biggest in the Resort's history, 9 May 2013: Esme Haigh from National Museum Scotland holds a 15-20 million year old piece of Mexican amber with a wasp inclusion on view at the Amazing Amber exhibition. The word on the bear logo reads, "Farewell!". People are also being advised against sharing a vehicle with another household. New travel restrictions come into force across swathes of the country from 6pm today, affecting millions of Scots who are now prohibited from leaving their … You should avoid crowded areas and maintain 2m social distancing where possible. Palestinian children stand to form Pablo Picasso's Dove of Peace as part of a project by British aerial artist John Quigley and the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA), at the foot of the Mount of Temptation in the West Bank city of Jericho. Survival International has the Mashco-Piro tribe listed as one of around 100 uncontacted indigenous tribes in the world. Huaxi, also known as China's richest village, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the inauguration of a massive 328-meters (1,076 feet) high skyscraper that screams for attention from its lowly skyline. An Occupy Wall Street campaign demonstrator sits covered in a blanket in Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street in New York. travel for essential services, including: services provided by the Department for Work and Pensions, services provided to victims (including victims of crime), asylum and immigration services and interviews, services of a charitable or voluntary nature such as food banks. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. The Scottish government strongly advises against non-essential foreign travel, and the … See exceptions for a range of examples of reasons for which travel is permitted. Bidve, who was studying at Lancaster University, was shot in the head at close range on December 26, 2011. for a range of examples of reasons for which travel is permitted. If you travel back from a country, to which the quarantine rule applies, to another part of the UK, but your final destination is Scotland, you must follow the rules that are in place in Scotland. Read more information in the Transport Scotland guidance on travelling safely. Greek unions begin a 48-hour general strike on Wednesday, the biggest protest in years, as parliament prepares to vote on sweeping new austerity measures designed to stave off a default that could trigger a crisis in the wider euro zone. On public transport you must by law wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, and comply with the physical distancing measures that are in place. Guido was born on August 30, 2011 at 24 weeks and weighed 9.5 ounces at birth. This includes travel for home education, training, school day trips or for other essential purposes connected with a course of study. You are advised also to check that your insurance policy provides cover for cancellations. About 20,000 Tibetans live in Nepal with valid refugee papers, while many are believed to be residing illegally. The annual Flora Dance, also known as the Furry Dance, is one of the UK's oldest customs still practised today and is said to be a celebration of the passing of Winter and the arrival of Spring. This was the second of eight of the Red Road tower blocks to be demolished, the remaining six high rises, built in the 1960's, are to be taken away by 2017, Tessa Farmer's Voyager that is being exhibited as part of the Odyssey exhibition in Bath Abbey, England. Most of her neighbours were re-housed in new apartments, but several families were not on the list for re-housing. James Wallace wears a kilt as he stands outside the entrance to Edinburgh castle. The award is seen around her neck. A solid gold bull weighing a tonne also greets visitors at a viewing area on the 60th-floor of the tower, a testament to the wealth of the village. However, you should use online shopping or shops, banks and other services wherever you can and within your local authority if possible. On public transport you must by law wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, and comply with the physical distancing measures that are in place. The exhibition, thought to be the size of 70 football pitches, was made of 180,000 cubic metres of ice and features horse-drawn rides for children. Sculptures by British artist Antony Gormley stand silhouetted against the sky in Woolwich, south east London. A girl washes the lid of a cooking pot amid the ruins of a market destroyed by city officials in Benin's main city of Cotonou November 17, 2011. Find A NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) soldier from Germany is reflected on a window of a bus, as a Kosovo Serb man sitting inside the bus looks out at erected barricades, in the village of Jagnjenica, near the town of Zubin Potok. As of Thursday 5 November, England has been under a second nationwide lockdown, which bans domestic and international leisure travel. Serbian President Boris Tadic urged an end to a tense stand-off between Serbs and NATO troops in Kosovo but was rebuffed by hardline Kosovo Serb leaders after five hours of talks late on Sunday. to visit a person receiving treatment in a hospital, staying in a hospice or care home, or to accompany a person to a medical appointment. Outdoor live events are also banned in level three areas, as are contact sports and training, plus indoor group exercise classes, for those aged 18 and over. Worshippers gather annually at the temple on the eve of the Lunar New Year with hopes to be the first person to offer joss sticks when the clock strikes midnight, believed to bring prosperity and luck. Members of the King's Troop Horse Artillery fire a 41 Royal Gun Salute at Green Park in London, Britain. travel to attend a gathering which relates to a marriage ceremony or civil partnership registration. Please check any restrictions that may be in place in your destination before you travel. waste disposal or recycling services, and again within your local authority area unless such services are not available there. Several tons of dead herring washed up on a beach in Nordreisa, northern Norway, at the weekend, puzzling locals and marine scientists. Turkey's Kandilli Observatory estimates that some 500 to 1,000 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey's Van province on Sunday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported. The Kermit the Frog balloon floats down Central Park West during the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York. Shi'ite Muslims bleed after flagellating themselves during an Ashura procession in Mumbai. It is vital that before travelling overseas you check the rules put in place by the destination country about who is allowed to enter, requirements for quarantine and restrictions on movements within the country. Demonstrators worldwide shouted their rage on Saturday against bankers and politicians they accuse of ruining economies and condemning millions to hardship through greed and bad government. A cruise ship that ran aground is seen off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island. Find out, keep to small groups of people (such as up to 6 at any one time in a minibus), keep your distance and take care entering and exiting the vehicle, sit as far apart as possible in the vehicle, avoiding face-to-face, maintain good ventilation by keeping the car windows open, wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, clean your hands before and after your journey, if the vehicle is your responsibility, clean the door handles and other areas that people touch, Transport Scotland guidance on travelling safely, Find Bricks of money make up the walls and shredded bills carpet the ground on the first floor of the empty office building for let on Coke Lane in Smithfield where Buckley has set up camp. (PA), Flowers on the 24-meter high Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva' at the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt, Gloucestershire, which has flowered, a month later than last year due to the cold start to spring. People living elsewhere in Scotland must not travel to level three or level four areas, except for essential purposes. (PA), This model village is a replica of Bourton-on-the-Water in 1;9: scale and was opened in 1937 on Coronation day. guidance on international travel and quarantine, Travel to or from Scotland without a reasonable excuse is not permitted. Transport Scotland has produced guidance on travelling safely in all forms of transport. travel for work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, but only where that cannot be done from your home, travel to school, college, or university where teaching is not provided remotely, (to and from Level 3 areas but not Level 4) travel for under 18s sport, travel for essential shopping only where it is not possible in your local authority area – you should use on-line shopping or shops, banks and other services in your local area wherever you can, travel for healthcare, social care, childcare and other essential services, including recycling, but only if they are not available in your local area, travel to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person, travel to visit a person receiving treatment in a hospital, staying in a hospice or care home, or to accompany a pregnant woman, vulnerable person or child to a medical appointment, travel for shared parenting or travel between the two parts of an extended household, travel to meet a legal obligation, including attending court or satisfying bail conditions, or to participate in legal proceedings, travel for essential animal welfare reasons, such as feeding a horse or going to a vet, local outdoor informal exercise such as walking, cycling, golf, or running (in groups of up to 6 people from no more than 2 households) that starts and finishes at the same place, travel locally (within around 5 miles of your local authority area) to reach a place to take exercise outdoors, travel for weddings, civil partnership registrations, funerals and other “life events” (such as bar mitzvahs and christenings), if you are a minister of religion or worship leader travel to your place of worship, (to or from Level 3 areas, but not Level 4) travel to your normal place of worship, travel to give blood at a Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service collection session, travel to transit through Level 3 and 4 areas by road or public transport if your journey begins and ends outside such an area, travel to avoid injury, illness or to escape a risk of harm, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. 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