Responding to the news that fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and US will not have to quarantine on arrival in England, Scottish Chambers of Commerce chief executive, Dr Liz Cameron OBE said:
“It’s essential that the Scottish Government swiftly update international travel rules to bring them into alignment with those in place in England for vaccinated travellers and we urge the Scottish Government to bring forward a decision on quarantine changes as a matter of urgency for Scotland’s business community.
“Scotland’s business and travel industry will be hugely disadvantaged if these changes aren’t implemented on a four-nations basis and businesses will want to see an early decision made by the Scottish Government to allow them to plan properly ahead of the changes coming into effect on Monday in England.
“Re-opening international travel isn’t only vital for the thousands of people employed directly in Scotland’s travel and tourism industry, but also the wider supply chain, touching on almost every part of Scotland’s economy.
“It’s crucial that the Scottish Government align with the U.K. Government on travel quarantine restrictions to help support business travel, enabling industry and international trade to reboot and begin operating in and out of global markets again.”