The travel ban has come under criticism for being confusing, for example the recent discrepancy as citizens can still legally go on holiday, however find it illegal to actually travel to the airport, due to crossing between tiers.
Nicola Sturgeon addressed the confusion, stating the importance of abiding by the rules in place, and commenting: “I am as determined as he is to keep my country as safe as I possibly can”.
As we approach Christmas, those with family and friends across the border may be concerned in regards to how the rules will change to allow separate households to meet over the Christmas period. Details of this are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks, but the Scottish government have already announced they plan on imposing stricter regulations than England over the festive fortnight.
In the meantime, as blanket lockdown eases from the 2nd for England and a new tier system becomes implemented, how travel will be impacted by Scotland’s move to ‘close’ the border will become clearer.
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