Fourteen-day quarantine restrictions for travellers from Spain will remain in force in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has announced, prompting calls for an urgent review from airline and tourist industry chiefs.
The first minister confirmed that Scotland would provide air corridors with 57 countries on the “reduced risk” lists agreed by the UK government. But while Scotland had approved all the countries rated green on the UK government’s traffic light system, she said she could not give air corridors to Spain or Serbia, countries on the amber list that have a higher prevalence of coronavirus than Scotland.
English holidaymakers will be able to travel to Spain without quarantining on their return when the new travel arrangements come into force from 10 July. The Welsh government has still to decide whether to follow England’s measures.