Portugal: No decision yet on United Kingdom holiday travel
14 Mai, 2021, 14:18 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
Portugal has yet to decide whether it will allow visits from United Kingdom holidaymakers as it extends its "state of calamity" until 30 May. Sources in the Portuguese Government have told ITV News it is expected to be announced on Friday that travel will be allowed from Monday, in defiance of a continuing European Union ban on Britons travelling on holiday.
No plans on worldwide travel have been announced by the Welsh government, but UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on 10 May that he expects the rules will be "broadly similar" to those for English tourists.
When asked whether restrictions on travel from the United Kingdom would be lifted, Portuguese cabinet office minister Mariana Vieira da Silva said she had "no information to give yet".
This has led to a surge of bookings for flights and hotels in the Algarve, but before anyone can travel they must also wait for confirmation that the Portuguese Government will allow a return of worldwide tourism from outside the EU.
However, some football fans may be able to go to the planned UEFA Champions League final in Porto on 29 May.
But those countries have their own restrictions on who can visit.
Sky News understands that a "state of calamity" is a term used by the government which gives it the power to impose local lockdowns or mandatory mask wearing but does not affect decisions of allowing people in and out of the country.
He said there was "no reasons, nor political or scientific reasons to maintain restrictions for travel from the United Kingdom to Portugal".
During the "state of calamity", entry to Portugal is only allowed if you are a returning resident, according to information on the FCDO website.
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He told BBC Breakfast on Friday: "We are today going to make an urgent inquiry asking the (Portuguese) government whether or not the English travel can come to Portugal next Monday because we are three days ahead from 17th and no one is sure what is going to happen".
Mr Norte added: "Our vaccination process is going steadily and it is important a decision is taken immediately".
According to the BBC, Portuguese cabinet office minister Mariana Vieira da Silva said in a briefing on Thursday she had "no information to give yet" when asked if restrictions on travel from the United Kingdom would soon be lifted.
Ms Vieira da Silva did not say when a decision on the matter might be taken.
The amber list covers popular holiday destinations such as Spain, France, Italy and Greece, and people returning from amber countries must take two post-arrival tests; Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said "you should not be travelling to these places right now".
It advises passengers to check all entry and testing requirements and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice for Portugal before booking travel.
It is understood the United Kingdom government has been speaking with Portuguese representatives this week about unlocking travel between the two countries.
Entry to non-residents is limited to essential purposes from the United Kingdom and other non-EU countries, and EU or European Economic Area countries where the case rate is above 150 cases per 100,000 residents.
"Essential purposes" are defined as travelling to live with immediate family members or professional, educational, health or humanitarian reasons.
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