The quickly altering guidelines for worldwide travel took one other twist in a single day when Portugal reversed its plan to make unvaccinated youngsters quarantine.
With coronavirus case numbers hovering within the UK, and widespread concern overseas in regards to the unfold of the Delta variant, many European nations have imposed robust new controls on British guests.
At the beginning of the week, the federal government in Lisbon stated travellers from the UK can be admitted with out quarantine provided that they might show they’d accomplished a course of vaccination.
The decree appeared to imply that accompanying youngsters can be required to self-isolate – rendering household holidays in mainland Portugal unfeasible.
The authorities now say that under-18s who’re accompanied by not less than one absolutely vaccinated grownup might be admitted – although these aged 12 to 17 should current a destructive PCR check taken 72 hours earlier than departure or a lateral movement check taken 48 hours forward.
The guidelines don’t apply to Madeira. The Atlantic island is the one a part of Portugal on the UK authorities’s quarantine-free “green list”. The remainder of the nation is on the “amber list,” from which 10 days of self-isolation is required.