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SCC welcome changes to travel quarantine rules

Posted: 30th July 2021

Responding to the news that fully vaccinated travellers from the EU and US will not have to quarantine on arrival in Scotland, Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, Dr Liz Cameron OBE said:

“It is very welcome that the Scottish Government quickly took the decision to align with the UK Government on the latest changes to the travel regime: allowing double vaccinated travellers from the EU and US to not have to self-isolate upon arrival in Scotland.

“This will provide much needed clarity and certainty for next week – when this change comes into effect – so that our businesses can properly prepare and aim to take advantage of increased travel flows.

“We hope that a four nations approach continues to be adopted on future decisions around travel restrictions, as the risk of divergence would pose a great threat to Scotland’s aviation, travel and wider tourism industries. We must not see these vital parts of our economy put at a competitive disadvantage, as we attempt to open up and show that Scotland is open for business.”

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