Portugal extends its “state of calamity” until May 30
THE Portuguese government has announced that it is extending its “state of public calamity” on the continent – the second highest possible level of alert – by an additional 15 days from Monday to May 30.
Mariana Vieira da Silva, a cabinet minister, when asked at a briefing on Thursday whether UK travel restrictions would soon be lifted, she said: ‘I have no information yet. give. The work is in progress and as soon as there is a decision, it will be announced, but no decision was taken at this cabinet meeting â, according to bbc.com.
As it stands, people from England and Scotland are allowed to travel to Portugal for non-essential reasons from Monday, May 17, and will not have to self-quarantine upon their return to Grande -Brittany, Portugal or any other Green List countries, but these countries currently have their own restrictions on who is allowed to visit.
Currently, Portugal allows flights to and from the UK, but only for essential travel, such as business, study, family, health or humanitarian reasons.
The Champions League final is due to be played in Porto on Saturday May 29, with Manchester City playing at Chelsea, and discussions are ongoing that fans may still be allowed to travel, even as Portugal extends their travel ban. , but this was hinted at. that they should leave the country right after the end of the match.
With uncertainty surrounding travel lingering, ‘On The Beach’ online travel agent has announced it has decided to withdraw all summer vacations until at least September, Simon Cooper, managing director of the company, saying, “We want nothing more than to be able to send clients on vacation, but with the number of unknowns present, we don’t think the time is right for clients to book new vacations initially in the next months. “
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