A source in the Office of the Foreign Minister, Augusto Santos Silva, told Lusa that the government will make a decision this Friday.
Government sources announced today that non-essential travel to and from the UK can be allowed by 00:00 on Monday, only through a negative test of covid-19 in the past 72 hours.
Augusto Santos Silva (Augusto Santos Silva), a source in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, told Lusa that a government decision will be made today.
According to this decision, which will take effect at 00:00 on May 17, the United Kingdom will be included in the “list of countries whose epidemiological conditions allow any travel, but the negative PCR test result must be carried, 72 hours before the flight departure date. Exit within.
However, the English statement of the Portuguese Tourism Office mentioned the government’s decision to be made today, adding that due to the strong demand in the market and the air traffic volume reaching “at least 21 airports”, the range of options is wide. British tourists visit Portugal anytime, anywhere.
The Private Sector Division today asked the government to clarify the current restrictions on non-essential travel to the European Union only a few days after the removal of travel restrictions from the United Kingdom to Portugal, and warned of “uncertain circumstances”.
PSD Deputy Representative Cristóvão Norte told reporters at the Congress of the Republic, “On May 7, the United Kingdom lifted the restrictions on non-essential travel to Portugal” and listed the country “for epidemiological reasons. Entered the green list”. “, therefore “allowing the resumption of tourism activities.”
On May 7, the British Transport Minister Grant Shapps announced that Portugal will be included in the “green list” from countries that are considered safe travel and exempt from quarantine after arriving in the UK on May 17.
The British government said that Portugal is one of the exceptions for Israel, Gibraltar and Europe outside of Israel, because most countries will continue to be on the “yellow” list, but subject to stricter restrictions such as Spain, France and Greece.
However, he added on the same day that it is necessary not to put this success at risk and that “the only way to get out of the pandemic is to be cautious and cautious.”
(Updated at 2:00 pm)