Portugal will be taken off the travel green list.
According to reports, Portugal will be taken from the green travel list on Thursday.
According to the BBC, the summer hotspot will be placed on the amber list following a meeting between the Westminster and devolved administrations, as well as the Joint Biosecurity Centre.
As part of coronavirus restrictions, those returning to the UK from countries on the amber list must self-isolate at home for 10 days.
According to the Financial Times, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Egypt will be added to the red list.
As a result, visitors from seven countries will be compelled to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel when they arrive in the UK.
The Department of Transportation has declined to comment on the reports, but an official statement is due later today.
There are other countries that fit the requirements for inclusion on the green list, indicating that this is definitely a political decision rather than one based on data.
Many holidaymakers in Portugal will be scrambling to book tickets home before the change takes effect on Tuesday.
Portugal’s decision is a severe setback for the tourism industry, as it was the only viable major tourist destination on the green list.
The prohibition on non-essential leisure travel from the United Kingdom was repealed only 17 days ago.
The number of coronavirus cases per 100,000 individuals in Portugal is now at 37.2, up from 30.7 a week ago.
Despite anticipation that Spanish and Greek islands, as well as Malta, would be added to the list on Thursday, the PA news agency understands that no new additions will be made.
I believe the truth is that they are influenced by opinion polls.
This is a “poor idea,” according to Paul Charles, CEO of travel consultancy The PC Agency.
“They are basically putting tens of thousands of jobs at danger across the aviation and tourism sectors, and they are not showing any signs of helping the sector recover,” he told PA.
“They seemed to want to maintain a fearful attitude among travelers, which is completely at odds with the rest of the world. (This is a brief piece.)