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PremierLeague-News.Com - Foreign travel could resume in England from as early as this month - but Government officials north of the border are more sceptical about the plans.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Speculation over the resumption of foreign travel has grown in recent days - with some suggesting that holidays abroad could be back on the cards as early as this month. Current coronavirus lockdown rules mean that it is illegal to leave Scotland and the rest of the UK to an international destination for a non-essential reason. But media reports suggest that the UK Government could lift that restriction in England for trips to some countries on May 17. The Scottish Government is being pressured by key names in the travel industry to align itself with officials south of the border. There is speculation that foreign holidays could resume in England from as early as May 17 (Image: DAILY RECORD) Read More Related Articles Grand Designs Scots homes that turned into nightmare builds plagued with issues Read More Related Articles Attendance Allowance claim form top tips which could help get you up to £358 every month Alan Glen, from the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association, said that Scotland needs a “four nation approach” to the potential restart for foreign holidays. So where does the Scottish Government stand on the reopening of international travel? Well, Nicola Sturgeon has previously indicated that Scots may not be permitted to travel abroad for “maybe some time after” May 17. The Scottish Government’s timetable out of lockdown fails to mention anything about international travel. Keep in touch with Daniel Morrow Daniel is a trends and advance content writer for the Daily Record. Follow him on Facebook here and Twitter here. You can also contact Daniel at email@example.com Current level three lockdown rules mean that Scots can only travel to other parts of the UK for staycations.
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. Scotland’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is expected to be one of the topics that will be discussed during tonight’s Scottish leaders’ debate on the BBC. Party leaders vying for a place as First Minister are likely to be asked for their views on the resumption of international travel.
Nicola Sturgeon has previously hinted that it could be 'some time' after May 17 that holidays abroad could resume in Scotland
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There is a number of differing views on how international travel might look post-pandemic from public health experts - but most agree that it will be tricky to manage coronavirus variants with completely open borders. Scotland’s national clinical director Jason Leitch said that things would not return to normal immediately. Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland programme last month, he said: “I think international leisure travel in the summer will be challenging. “I think there will be time and countries that we bring back gradually because it’s crucial both for individuals and society but it’s also crucial for the industries that rely on that travel, the airlines, the travel industry more broadly.”
Scotland's clinical director said that it will be 'challenging' for international travel to resume this summer
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A reports found in December that the second wave of the pandemic in Scotland could be traced to summer holidays and other travel abroad in July and August Scottish Government advisor Linda Bauld said the restrictions on travelling abroad was an issue where the UK has to coordinate its plans, because they would not be ‘viable’ otherwise. The professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh said that so-called vaccine passports could make international travel safer. She said: “I know vaccine certificates are very controversial but, just to be clear, for international travel they’re a lot less controversial.” Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here.
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