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. 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 new legislation specifies: “A person who lives in a place within the common travel area… must not enter or remain in Scotland. 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… But a person who lives in Scotland may travel through such a place in order to reach another destination.”. Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, covered in blood, is pulled from a truck by NTC fighters in Sirte in this still image taken from video footage. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hinted at possible imminent changes to the law which may benefit former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, convicted on Tuesday of abuse-of-office and sentenced to seven years in jail. The Lunar New Year began on January 23 and marked the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. Palestinian boys throw oranges towards Israeli police during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. At least five people were killed and rescuers were looking for other victims on Saturday after Costa Concordia, a large Italian cruise ship, carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground overnight, took on water and tipped over. (Getty), Designer Susana Soares holds an insect cookie made from a flour of crushed insects and water and printed on a 3D printer, at the new Insects au Gratin installation, exploring the benefits of eating bugs, at the Wellcome Collection in central London. There will be a strict travel ban between Scotland and the rest of the UK throughout the festive period, and the five-day Christmas window for indoor … Most stars are thought to form in huge star-forming regions like Cygnus X. Russia will vote in parliamentary elections on December 4. The travel ban means that no one from Scotland should exit the country into one of the other three home nations nor should anyone in the other three nations enter Scotland. She said the … REUTERS/Diego Cortijo-Spanish Geographic Society via Survival International, A tearful announcer dressed in black announces the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on North Korean State Television in this still image from video. If we can show there will be an outcome, people might be better able to put up with stricter restrictions. A pair of giant pandas have been loaned to the zoo by China, moving British officials to say that the loan strengthened ties between the two countries. Northern Ireland, which recently ended its “circuit-breaker”, is a bit more ambiguous. Anti-government protesters react as they celebrate the signing by Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh of a deal to step down in Sanaa November 23, 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. She added that she expects people will be punished only where there is a "clear and flagrant breach". Stone-throwing demonstrators clashed with troops wielding truncheons and electric prods in central Cairo on Friday, witnesses said, in the worst violence since the start of Egypt's first free election in six decades. A fireman holding flares sits on a traffic light during a demonstration against reforms to notably change the methods of firefighter recruitment on November 3, 2011 in Paris. .css-po6dm6-ItalicText{font-style:italic;}In some cases your question will be published, displaying your name, age and location as you provide it, unless you state otherwise. VideoLong watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? Ugandans Kenneth Sebagal (R) and Malou Geofrey from Third Country Nationals, that provide base security for Camp Kalsu, walk through the base near Hillla, as they leave the base after serving at the camp en route for home to Uganda. Most council areas in Scotland will fit into the top two tiers of Scotland… Five huge tunnelling machines are now in operation in west, east and southeast London with over 5 miles (9km) of tunnels now built. 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. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Havel, a dissident playwright who was jailed by Communists and then went on to lead the bloodless "Velvet Revolution" and become Czech president, died at 75 on Sunday. 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. Homeless Typhoon Washi survivors pray during a holy mass at a school building turned into an evacuation centre in the southern Philippines city of Cagayan de Oro on Mindanao island. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Your contact details will never be published. Thailand's worst floods in half a century have killed more than 500 people, damaged millions of tonnes of rice, forced a series of industrial estates to close and threaten to inundate the capital, Bangkok. Nepalese police arrest a Tibetan woman during a protest in Kathmandu. People gather during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution in Sidi Bouzid. 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. From 09:00 on Thursday 24 December 2020 the UK Government has introduced a travel ban on all non-British and Irish nationals, visa holders and permanent residents who arrive in the UK from South Africa. A wounded protester is rushed to a field hospital near Tahrir Square during clashes with Egyptian riot police in Cairo November 20, 2011. Nineteen people were killed in Cairo on Sunday when Christians, some carrying crosses and pictures of Jesus, clashed with military police, medical and security sources said, in the latest sectarian flare-up in a country in political turmoil. Scottish Labour's health spokeswoman Monica Lennon asked why this was necessary now and had not been used during the first lockdown in the spring. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra tried to reassure residents of Bangkok on Friday that the capital should largely escape the flooding that has covered a third of the country since July and caused damage of at least $3 billion. Travel ban between Scotland and rest of UK and level 4 restrictions from Boxing Day, Nicola Sturgeon confirms. No non-essential travel to or from level 3 or higher areas in Scotland and their equivalents in the rest of the UK Level 1 (5 areas) Home visits still banned, but will be kept under review. The gun salute was in honor of Queen Elizabeth's 87th birthday. SCOTS will be banned from leaving the country and anyone crossing the border will be slapped with a fine as new travel bans come into force. They were now investigating whether it had any links to violent militant groups, which often recruit from hardline religious schools. Use the form below to send us your questions and we could be in touch. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a “strict travel ban” over the festive period – including Christmas Day – with people unable to travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, except for essential reasons. Broadly comparable restrictions have been or continue to be in force in England and Wales. The news came as the First Minister revealed some areas of the country, including West Lothian, will move into level four from Friday.. 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. Grant Shapps says the ban will come into force, from 04:00 GMT on Friday, as a "precautionary" measure. Just because its not against the law to travel overseas doesn’t mean we think its OK to do it just now. Long watch: Is this Russian cult leader a fraud? A man strolls in front of the Benetton store in downtown Rome November 16, 2011. Thousands of students marched in a nationwide protest against the government's reform of public universities, student organizations said. Members of the King's Troop Horse Artillery fire a 41 Royal Gun Salute at Green Park in London, Britain. That does not follow. Soldiers of a special forces unit walk after a military exercise in Tibi, near Alicante. 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The clashes broke out during a protest against the construction of a new Israeli checkpoint nearby. Israeli youths with their faces painted hold signs during a demonstration in protest of the discrimination against Israelis of Ethiopian descent, in Jerusalem. James Wallace wears a kilt as he stands outside the entrance to Edinburgh castle. 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. Several tons of dead herring washed up on a beach in Nordreisa, northern Norway, at the weekend, puzzling locals and marine scientists. Rules in place from Friday will give police the power to enforce the travel ban. If you’re a resident in a Scottish region classed as level three or four, you must not leave the area without an essential reason. (PA), Workmen from Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire, celebrated the completion of the new worlds-first highest roller coaster, The Smiler, by creating a modern-day version of the famous Lunch atop a Skyscraper shot from 1932. Fourteen people in Romania and eight people in neighbouring Bulgaria have now died in the cold snap. As of Thursday 5 November, England has been under a second nationwide lockdown, which bans domestic and international leisure travel. The Scottish government has provided a list of essential reasons to travel, but has said that these should not be seen as loopholes. 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. Scotland has announced a travel ban with the rest of the UK and will limit Christmas bubbles to just 25 December before entering a strict lockdown on Boxing Day. Travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Other exceptions include travel to meet a legal obligation, to move house, for essential animal welfare reasons and for "life events" such as weddings or funerals. France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, seen in this video grab from TF1 French television in a prime time interview from the Elysee Palace in Paris, speaks to the nation about the eurozone economy the day after a summit in Brussels. Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues. Video, A man who invited the world over for dinner, Star Wars supports host Arielle after racist abuse, Biden apologises over troops sleeping in car park, Larry King, veteran talk show host, dies aged 87, Minister who promoted 'Covid syrup' tests positive, Scientists play down 'more deadly variant' claim. A strict travel ban between Scotland and the rest of the UK will be kept in place over Christmas to try to stop a new variant of coronavirus from taking root, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The Scottish government said: "Those living in a Level three area can still use holiday accommodation in their area but should not stay in the same self-catered accommodation with another household. It all depends on where you’re going, where you’re coming from and why. "Look at face masks. Police detain a participant during an opposition protest in Moscow on March 5, 2012. Australia believes Tse Chi Lop's syndicate controls up to 70% of narcotics entering the country. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. Record-low temperatures in parts of Eastern Europe pushed the death toll from Arctic conditions to at least 89 people on Wednesday, and have forced Russian gas provider Gazprom to warn over supplies to Europe. {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Everything you need to know about the Scotland travel ban. But the current coronavirus pandemic means there are varying travel restrictions across the UK, which in some cases mean you cannot travel to Scotland. A stray dog runs on a snow-covered field, while a crow flies above, near Bucharest. Cross-border travel has been banned and it will be against the law to travel outside local council areas - except for essential reasons. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Since last month the guidance has been that people should not leave their own area unless it is for essential purposes, such as work or caring for a vulnerable person. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also … First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. President Barack Obama applaud troops at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. You can check the latest guidelines here. He spoke to BBC political correspondent Chris Mason. Benjamin Fodor, aka Seattle superhero 'Phoenix Jones', speaks to the media after making a court appearance in Seattle, Washington. Assistant Chief Constable Alan Speirs encouraged people to take personal responsibility and "do the right thing" to prevent the virus from spreading. 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. The blasts were the deadliest in Morocco since coordinated suicide bombings carried out by Islamist militants in the commercial capital, Casablanca, in 2003. 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