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Portugal is set to be removed from the UK's travel 'red list'

Portugal is set to be removed from the UK's travel 'red list'

Author: Joel Griffiths | Monday 15th March 2021

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Summer holiday plans are set to be given a boost today, as Portugal is expected to be removed from the UK’s travel ‘red list’, by the government.

Potentially, this means that Brits will be able to visit the popular holiday destination without having to enter a government-approved quarantine hotel for at least 10 days. This also comes at a cost of £1,750 per person upon return.

The Portuguese government has indicated that it hopes these plans can commence from mid-May, on the condition that British holiday-makers have been vaccinated or tested negative for Covid-19. The UK’s own ban on international travel is set to be lifted at around the same time (on May 17 at the earliest).

Portugal was one of the earliest additions to the ‘red list’ in February, as one of 33 Nations that are now under restricted travel.

Portugal was also the only european country to be singled out for hotel quarantine restrictions due to its strong links with Brazil, where one of the most concerning variants first emerged.

For the other 32 red-listed nations, extra restrictions are anticipated to continue indefinitely.

How could this change your holiday plans?