International Travel (COVID-19)

Thank you for contacting me about international travel during the national lockdown.

I know how frustrating it is, after the hard work and sacrifices that were made throughout 2020, to start this year with further restrictions in place.

In terms of the quarantine measures that must be followed upon arriving in Scotland, the SNP must work with the UK Government to close any loopholes and explain how these rules will be enforced. Different rules in different parts of the UK make it harder to control the spread of new variants.

Given the SNP have decided to go further than the rest of the UK, they also need to ensure that our aviation and tourism sectors are given urgent and adequate financial support. The funding that the SNP have previously announced simply isn’t getting to businesses quickly enough.

Once again, I thank you for taking the time to contact me on this matter.