Breaking: EU & US Travel Restrictions Easing

The Scottish Government has just announced that fully vaccinated visitors from the US and EU will no longer have to quarantine when coming into Scotland.

The news comes just hours after the UK government confirmed the same restrictions easing for England. In recent weeks, there have been various campaigns specifically within the travel industry for travel restrictions to ease so that people can visit or return to the UK more readily.

Changes are effective from from 04:00 this coming Monday.

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said: “This has only been made possible due to the overwhelming success of our vaccination programme here in Scotland when coupled with successful roll-outs of vaccination schemes in the EU and US.

“Fully vaccinated travellers will be able to travel to Scotland under this significant relaxation of international travel measures, providing a boost for the tourism sector and wider economy while ensuring public health is protected.

“This new arrangement will be carefully monitored by clinicians and kept under close review as we seek to put Scotland firmly on the path to recovery – but people should continue to think very carefully about travelling – especially given the prevalence and unpredictable nature of variants of concern.”

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