Large numbers of Scottish and Welsh residents sceptical about welcoming English visitors without quarantine

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Four in ten Scots believe that English tourists should not currently be allowed to travel into Scotland without entering quarantine.

A large chunk of the Wales population were also sceptical about allowing English visitors to the country with requiring them to isolate.

The YouGov poll – which asked 1,134 Scots their view on tourists entering from other countries – reported 47% of Scots quizzed support English tourists being able to enter the country without a period of isolation.

Research also revealed significant discrepancy along political lines when Scots were asked whether they support or oppose allowing tourists into the country.

More than half (54%) of SNP voters polled stated they do not want English tourists to be able cross the border, compared to 37% of Scottish Labour voters and 19% of those who voted for the Scottish Conservatives at the 2019 election.

Just over a third (34%) of SNP voters backed the current system of allowing English tourists in without quarantine as opposed to 49% of Labour voters and 65% of Tory voters.

The survey was undertaken a week after Scottish independence campaigners staged a protest calling for people from England to be banned from entering or to impose a mandatory quarantine period.

However, Scots are less likely to object to visitors from other parts of the UK, with 29% opposed to people coming from Wales and 28% of respondents wanting to block tourists from Northern Ireland. In contrast, 56% support allowing unrestricted access to Scotland from the two countries.

Visitors from further afield are less welcome, the survey suggests, with more opposition than support for allowing unrestricted travel for Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and American tourists.

Welsh people are slightly happier to welcome travellers from the rest of the British Isles, with 37% wanting English tourists to stay away compared to 50% who would welcome them.



2. Edinburgh had 1,256,000 overseas visitors in 2012
Many Scots want English visitors to go into quarantine if they are visiting sites like Edinburgh

Opinions also differ by political persuasion in Wales, with 54% of Plaid Cymru voters opposed to English travellers compared with 44% of Labour voters and 24% of Tory voters.

A total of 37% of Plaid Cymru voters from 2019 support allowing unrestricted trips into Wales, 44% of Labour supporters and 65% of people who voted Conservative.

The survey also looked at whether Scots and Welsh people would be willing to cross any borders – internal and international – for a summer holiday this year.

Few Scots would consider going to England (36%) or Wales (32%) on holiday this year. Welsh people are more willing to cross nearby borders: 49% are open to going to England and 43% might travel up to Scotland.

Among both national groups, only 10% and 12% respectively would be willing to visit some other countries in continental Europe.

China and the US are even less appealing with just 5% of Scots and 6% of Welsh people considering a trip to America. Asked about travel to China, the figures fall to 2% and 3% respectively.



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