Edinburgh Airport hotel quarantine TikTok video provides insight into travelers’ experience


A TikTok video gave people a glimpse of life in a quarantined hotel room at Edinburgh Airport.

The short clip, posted by Tika Ram Subedi (@ tikaramsubedi26), provides an overview of what travelers experience when they arrive in the city for a forced Covid-19 quarantine period.

A glance around the room, located right next to the airport control tower, reveals several brown paper bags lined up at the door, likely filled with basic necessities and food. Water bottles and juice cartons can also be seen lined up on a table next to the window.

One person can be seen using a laptop on one of the twin beds, while another captures the surroundings on video.

Scottish Government Directives require anyone traveling directly to Scotland from abroad to be quarantined in a hotel for ten days or 11 nights, upon arrival. People are required to book the hotel in which they will be isolated, through the quarantine hotel booking website, before traveling to Scotland. In addition to Edinburgh, hotels are also located in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Meals, as well as fruit and soft drinks, are delivered to rooms, while water, tea, and coffee are pre-stocked.

People are also required to take Covid-19 tests while they are in hotel rooms – on the second and eighth day of their ten-day stay. If any of them are positive, they should be quarantined for a longer period.

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And staying there is not cheap. It costs £ 1,750 for the first adult, then £ 650 for any other adult or child over 12. It’s £ 325 for kids ages 5 to 12. There is no charge for children under 5 years old.

There is then an additional charge for anyone who must stay longer than ten days.


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