Portugal taken off the government’s green list meaning millions of Brits who have booked holidays will now not be allowed to travel to the country.
Thousands of Brits are already in Portugal on holiday and will now have to return back to the UK before next Tuesday, or they will have to pay £120 for two PCR tests per person and will be forced to quarantine for 10 days.
This comes after medical experts and Minister’s met today with the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) and changed the travel traffic light system over Brits being allowed to travel overseas.
According to the PA news agency, no more destinations will be added to the government’s travel green list which will be a blow for millions of Brits who had hoped to have a holiday this year.
Holiday hotspots including Malta, the Balearics, Canaries and Greek islands had hoped to make it onto the green list in this latest travel update.
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned he will have “no hesitation” in reclassifying countries if the JBC warn quarantine free holidays cannot happen.
Johnson said, “We’re going to try to allow people to travel, as I know that many people want to, but we’ve got to be cautious and we’ve got to continue to put countries on the red list, on the amber list, when that is necessary.
“I want you to know we will have no hesitation in moving countries from the green list to the amber list to the red list, if we have to do so.
“The priority is to continue the vaccination rollout, to protect the people of this country.”