Portugal demands quarantine from unvaccinated Brits

With Covid an infection charges within the UK hovering, Portugal has turn out to be the newest nation to impose quarantine on unvaccinated British guests.

The authorities in Lisbon has moved the UK to the same high-risk category as South Africa, Brazil, India and Nepal.

All travellers from the UK to mainland Portugal should quarantine “at home or in a place indicated by health authorities” for 14 days – until they’ve proof that they’ve been absolutely vaccinated no less than two weeks earlier.

Portugal was the one mainstream European vacation spot on the UK”s unique “green list” of quarantine-free locations from 17 May. But it was eliminated on 3 June by the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, who mentioned there was concern over a “Nepal mutation of the so-called Indian variant”.

Most British holidaymakers left Portugal throughout the four-day window, and with Portugal on the “amber list” customer numbers are low.

The new legislation takes impact on Monday 28 June and continues till 11 July. It doesn’t apply to youngsters below 12.

The Portuguese authorities says the choice “may be revised at any time, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation”.

The legislation doesn’t apply in Madeira, which has been moved again to the UK’s inexperienced checklist.

From Wednesday 30 June, Malta – additionally newly added to the inexperienced checklist – will permit solely vaccinated travellers from the UK. The solely exception is for under-12s.