Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Editor's Pick

Tourism-reliant Portugal to quarantine unvaccinated Britons

World49 minutes ago (Jun 28, 2021 11:21AM ET)

2/2
(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People sit at an outdoor restaurant terrace on the first day that tourists from Britain and most EU countries are allowed to enter Portugal without needing to quarantine, as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions continue to ease, by the

2/2

By Catarina Demony

LISBON (Reuters) -British visitors to Portugal must quarantine for 14 days from Monday if they are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Portuguese government said.

The new rule, in place until at least July 11, follows a surge in cases in Portugal to levels last seen in February, when it was under a strict lockdown. Positive cases have also risen in Britain but its vaccination roll-out has been faster.

Britons arriving by air, land or sea must show proof they are fully vaccinated or self-isolate for 14 days at home or at a place indicated by health authorities, the government said in a statement late on Sunday.

A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second vaccine dose or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) vaccine. Passengers from Britain who have recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose will also be allowed in.

Britain is one of Portugal’s biggest sources of foreign tourists but it removed Portugal from its own quarantine-free travel list earlier this month.

This means British holidaymakers must self-isolate for 10 days when they return home and also take expensive COVID-19 tests.

Lisbon’s move came after Germany declared Portugal a “virus-variant zone” last week and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged fellow EU leaders to take a firmer line on travel from countries outside the bloc, such as Britain.

Britain is not on the EU’s “safe” list of non-EU countries from which it will allow non-essential travel, although fully vaccinated vistors may be able to come. At a meeting on Monday, Britain did not feature on the list of potential additions. Brunei may be added later this week.

Portuguese health authorities have blamed the rise in cases on the more contagious Delta variant, first identified in India.

It accounts for over 70% of cases in the Lisbon area and is spreading to other parts of the country, which has the EU’s second highest seven-day rolling average of cases per capita, according to online publication Our World in Data.

Portugal opened its borders to British tourists in mid-May and let in thousands of English soccer fans for the Champions League final.

Tourism-reliant Portugal to quarantine unvaccinated Britons

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Stock

Stock Markets25 minutes ago (Jul 16, 2021 05:46PM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Johnson & Johnson’s Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport sunscreen, which is part...

Tech

Builders, creators and developers, this one’s for you! TechCrunch has always been about discovering fresh solutions and shining the light on exciting, new products...

Stock

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Indian billionaire Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad...

Disclaimer: Wisegazette.com it's managers and its employees (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised or above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial or health advice. Copyright © 2021 Wise Gazette. All Rights Reserved