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Portugal is on the travel Green List!

PORTUGAL IS ON THE UK GREEN LIST!It has been announced that from 17th May, Portugal will be on the Englands' Green List for travel.  The transport secretary said the UK's approach was "necessarily cautious", but the travel industry has said it is too cautious and called it a reopening of air travel "in name only".

As it stands, if you travel to England from Portugal before 17th May you must follow the relevant amber list or red list rules.

Until 17th May, you can only travel abroad from England if you have a legally permitted reason to do so. You must complete a declaration form for international travel.

From 17th May you will not need to complete a declaration form to travel abroad.

Before travel to England

Before you travel to England you must:

You must have only been in or travelled through a green list country or the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days, for these travel to apply. If you have been in an amber list or red list country, CLICK HERE to see current guidelines.

On arrival in England

You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive.

You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

You must self-isolate if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Travelling abroad from England

You should not travel to amber list or red list countries or territories for leisure purposes.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

From 17th May, people in England who have had a full vaccine course (2 doses), will be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for outbound international travel.

Other countries or territories determine their own border health rules, which may include COVID-19 vaccination status. Check the entry requirements for your destination before travelling.

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0 #3 Brook 2021-05-09 23:49
It's a sure fired way to keep people from UK, from spending their money abroad, Tories will Tax us out of our holidays, but you can be sure they will be heading to a sun destination.
+7 #2 Art Wilson 2021-05-09 18:47
Mikey the existing system calls for two tests on return to the UK hence the £200. The new system calls for only one test on day two so that should cost £100 each. And a PCR test before you leave Portugal which costs around £90 each. So it would cost the family around £800 extra, plus, in all probability a PCR test before entry to Portugal, that's another £100 each, another £400. It is certainly expensive to visit even a green country.
+7 #1 Mikey 2021-05-09 08:17
Following the info. provided in this article, lets imagining I have a family of four and I want to visit Portugal for a holiday. As it stands I have no idea what, if any, testing requirements will put on entry to Portugal. What I do know, is on my return to the UK we are required to take a Covid test no more than 3 days before departure from Portugal and also book, and pay, for another test in the UK 2 days after arriving home. Using the price list provided by the UK Embassy link in the article, the family of four will get no change out of £2000 at least, for the 8 tests. (This is using the cheaper prices on the list, if you use the expensive ones you can nigh on double it). Add on to that whatever the requirements are levied for entry in to Portugal in the first place, and it seems the testing will cost more than the holiday. If I'm wrong about this, I'll be happy to be corrected, if I'm right surely it just can't be sustainable.

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