Portugal claims there’s ‘no reason’ for Brit holidaymakers to quarantine in holiday plea – Latest News

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It is expected to include Spain, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Turkey, Germany and Norway.

Britain will list 50 countries that holidaymakers can travel to from July 6 on Wednesday, without having to quarantine for 14 days upon their return.

Despite a new outbreak in Lison, Portuguese home affairs minister Eduardo Cabrita said his country was “not where the risk is” – with the UK set to publish a list of countries Brits can travel to from July 6

Portugal is reportedly in the UK’s ‘red zone’, regarding the prevalence of the coronavirus

Britain will list 50 countries that holidaymakers can travel to from July 6 on Wednesday

Portugal and Sweden have not made the cut

Only passengers arriving back from nations in the red, will be told to self-isolate for two weeks

Portuguese home affairs minister Eduardo Cabrita said his country was “manifestly not where the risk is”, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Portugal has slammed the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, as it fights to get Brit holidaymakers back this summer.

He said: “We are, namely with the United Kingdom, highlighting that which is obvious: Portugal has better public health indicators and better pandemic response indicators than the United Kingdom.

However, Portugal and Sweden have not made the cut.

The new list will introduce a traffic list system, where countries are classified as green, amber, or red.

“So there’s no reason, according to all the comparative criteria, for the existence of any application of quarantine rules on return to the United Kingdom.”

However, travellers will still have to hand over the address they plan to stay at on their return.

Only passengers arriving back from nations in the red, where the spread of coronavirus is deemed to be high, will be told to self-isolate for two weeks.

Opening hours have also been curbed, with supermarkets, restaurants and service stations shutting at 8pm.

Portugal has witnessed an outbreak in and around Lisbon, with a new lockdown imposed on 19 parishes.

But scientists say the outbreak is limited to poorer parts of the city where tourists wouldn’t go.

Francisco Calheiros, Portuguese Tourism Confederation president, told the Telegraph: “Algarve and Madeira are two places that Covid-19 is with a low expression, so I could not believe [reports of Portugal’s possible exclusion].

He added: “I cannot foresee a summer without British people and so I’m hoping that everything runs very well.”

The new lockdown measure will be in place from June 29 until July 12, at which point they will be reviewed.

Portugal is reportedly in the UK’s ‘red zone’, regarding the prevalence of the coronavirus (Image: Getty Images)

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