24 Sep

ABTA responds to Scotland aligning with UK testing regime for international travel

ABTA has responded to the announcement that Scotland will align with the UK Government's approach to testing for inbound international travel: https://www.gov.scot/news/international-travel-testing-updated/ 

Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association said:

“Testing requirements have been a huge barrier to foreign travel for many people, stalling the travel industry’s recovery, so it is really welcome news that Scotland plans to relax testing requirements, in line with those in England, from October. 

“A consistent approach across all four nations is crucial to ensure consumers understand the rules and feel confident to travel again, which will enable the travel industry to get back on its feet, and we made this clear in a letter to the devolved administrations this week. While it is encouraging the Northern Ireland Executive will also drop pre-departure tests for fully vaccinated travellers, we urge them to go further and replace the requirement for day 2 PCR tests as well and want the Welsh Government to take the same approach.”