The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that Portugal is to be removed from the government’s red list opening travel from the country.
Travellers will no longer have to quarantine in government approved hotels at a cost of £1,750 per person.
The DfT is to also remove the Azores, Madeira and Mauritius has also been removed from the governments red list, which all come into effect from 4 am on Friday.
The government has said that all travellers arriving from Portugal must self-isolate at home fot ten days, and must take a Covid test on days two and eight.
In a statement the DfT said, “The flight and maritime ban from Portugal [including Madeira and the Azores] will also be removed, following evidence that shows the risk of importing a variant of concern from these destinations has reduced.
“Portugal has put steps in place to mitigate the risk from its links with countries where variants have become a concern, and now has genomic surveillance in place.”
Currently under the law Brits are not legally allowed to leave England for holidays, but are allowed to leave the country for work.