The Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA) president Joanne Dooey says, “Removing Dubai from the safe list is understandable. We believe that there has been a cluster of infections around Scots who travelled to Dubai over the Christmas and New Year period. There’s also the news today that one footballer returning from there has also tested positive. Whilst we’re keen to see a return to increased international travel, protecting the health of the whole country remains our key concern and we are supportive of this move.
“Dubai is an extremely popular destination for Scots for both leisure and business travel. Emirates has been flying from Glasgow to Dubai for 16 years since 2004 and was the only airline to fly an A380 into Scotland.”