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Portugal seeks air bridge with UK so tourists are not quarantined

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Portugal’s Foreign Minister are in discussions with the British government over air bridges which will help prevent tourists being quarantined for 14-days.

Augusto Santos Silva told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that “quarantine is an enemy of tourism.”

He added, “During these weeks our diplomats will work together in order to guarantee that British tourists coming to Portugal would not be subjected on their return to England to any kind of quarantine.”

Health minister Edward Argar said he hopes that people will be allowed to go on holiday this year.

He told the Today programme, “I’m not going to say a particular date on when that might happen because we will have to be guided by how the disease behaves, controlling any risk of a second wave and controlling the disease.

“I hope that people will be able to go on holiday at some point this year, but I can’t make that promise and because I have to be cautious and go with the science and I don’t have that forward view yet of how a second wave or otherwise might behave.”




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