Scotland quarantine rules: Air bridges announced for 44 countries

posted on 8th July 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Scotland quarantine rules: Air bridges announced for 44 countries

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that Scots can enjoy summer holidays to a number of countries such as France with no quarantine from 10 July.

Spain and Serbia are the two notable exceptions to the list as the First Minister still has concerns over the transmission rate of COVID-19 in these countries.

Nicola Sturgeon said: “I can confirm that from the 10th July onwards, if you’re travelling to Scotland from any of the 39 places the UK government has rated as green, we will not require you to self isolate on arrival in Scotland…they include for example Germany, Austria, Norway and Malta.”

Derek Provan, chief executive of AGS Airports which owns and manages Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, said: “We have been calling for a targeted, risk-based approach which would allow us to safely re-establish routes and get our country moving again. Today’s announcement means airlines can now start making decisions on what flights they will operate, however, the glaring omission is Spain which accounts for 60% of our leisure flights.

“It’s important we work quickly to bring the travel advice issued today in line with the rest of the UK. We’ve requested a meeting with the Scottish Government to discuss what further measures could be put in place that would allow the lifting of restrictions and prevent airlines from cancelling routes to what is one of Scotland’s most popular and important tourism destinations.