08 Jul

ABTA Calls on Scottish Government to allow double vaccinated travellers from Amber destinations to avoid quarantine

An ABTA Spokesperson said: ”The announcement by the UK Transport Minister Grant Shapps that from July 19 people in England will no longer have to quarantine on return from amber list destinations, is very welcome for the travel industry. 

It is vitally important that the Scottish Government adopts a similar approach to support hard pressed travel agents and tour operators, and we also need Ministers to consider again the need for further financial support for the travel industry.

Already a large portion of the critical summer season has been lost, and it must be remembered that previous grants for the industry were issued as far back as January. Trading conditions were already very tough then and now we’re six months on, still without any significant improvement in business.”